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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...thought to be due to the weaker immune systems of older people. Also, older people usually have health problems in addition to HIV. Recent research shows that older people respond well to antiretroviral treatment. Most older patients, unless they are drug users or have mental problems, take their medications more regularly than younger patients. They have better adherence (see Fact Sheet 405 ). Is HIV the Same in Older People? CD4 cell...
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dark spots on my skin

Hi there,I am living with HIV and have been 5 years now. I started the meds late last year, I am very healthy (with a CD4 count of 600) and exercise, but the problem I have is the dark spots that I experienced 2 years back. I have tried everything...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have seen some darkening of skin pigments in facial region is a modest number of my dark skinned (usually African American or African born persons) patients. Linkage to a particular drug or regimen has been minimal but 3TC and FTC have often... Read more »

Why don't my black brothers wise up?

Dr. Bob,I'm an African-American HIV poz guy who used to be your patient before I moved to LA. Biggest mistake of my life. You can't believe how much I miss having you as my doc. Anyway, several of my friends here actually believe HIV was a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sure that's the real issue. Why don't Americans wise up would be more accurate. Yes, it's true some polls have shown 30% of African Americans believe that AIDS was a U.S. Government plot to kill blacks. Nicholas Kristof discussed this in a recent... Read more »

Family Med Resident

Dr. Bob,I am a family medicine resident in a city that has a very high infection rate per CDC stats. And as reported, the great majority of those infected are African American. As part of the complete H&P I always ask my patients social hitory...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are not trying to be racist, unfortunately in one way you are, but not in the way you might think. Certainly your message to African Americans that they must take care of themselves, use condoms and get tested, because the incidence and... Read more »

Info on HIV Meds

I want to know If you were taken off Sustiva and Epsicom because it make you sick. Do you think Reyataz and Epsicom is a good combination for a HIV patient.And what are the side effectsof these two medications.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...the major issue is the hypersensitivty reaction which can run > 5% in caucasian patients and maybe close to 2-3% in African or African American patients in my experience. I often dose the abacavir and lamivudine separately for the first 8 weeks... Read more »
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Greater Prevalence of Anemia in Women and African Americans With HIV/AIDS in the HAART Era: A Study of 10,000 Patients

... Greater Prevalence of Anemia in Women and African Americans With HIV/AIDS in the HAART Era: A Study of 10,000 Patients (Poster 475) Authored by T. Creagh, Clinical and Epidemiology Research, Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Race Troubles: Why Do African-Americans With HIV Fare Worse?

...the body after it is stopped, increasing the risk of resistance. ACTG 384, a study reported at the 2009 CROI, looked at 156 African Americans who had peripheral neuropathy (numbness or pain in their hands and feet). The researchers looked at the... Read more »
The Body

Visit Our Newly Updated African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center!

...also features other resources and great articles to read, including: Profiles in Courage : First-person stories from African Americans on living, loving and fighting with HIV. Movers & Shakers : Interviews from African-American... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day

... The grossly disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on African Americans is a public health crisis that we at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and as a nation must address boldly. Nearly 27 Read more »
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question please answer..

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies
...there's subtypes which are more predominant in africa well as it turns out the girl i was with is from africa she is actually african american meaning she has two actual nationalities USA and another one from Africa i dunno which country in... Read more »

MEDS!!!! UPDATE on HP!

Posted by HealingPower, 4 Replies
...say, kinda relax you a lil bit. Here's info on him a lil bit Years out of his Fellowship and into practice=5 Number of HIV Patients=250 Number of HIV Patients African-American=60-70% Specialty=ID Specialist, mainly with HIV Advice given: Get on... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...males ages 25 to 44. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS affects nearly seven times more African Americans and three times more Hispanics than whites. In recent years, an increasing number of African-American... Read more »

Looking for other like me - EMAIL ADDRESS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i just found out that i am HIV+ (1/13/05). i am a 21 year old black male and live in philly. i am looking to talk to others who are HIV+ and my age or close Read more »