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African Americans Infecting With Hiv And Needles

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

... African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term,
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HIV/AIDS in the USA...World AIDS Day

As World AIDS Day approaches, we are hearing much about the pandemic in Africa and other resource-poor areas of the world. What about the U.S.? Do we have this problem under control? No one seems to talk about AIDS here anymore. Can you give us the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...substance. For instance, in the U.S. we have a huge and ever increasing racial and economic disparity in HIV infection rates: African Americans account for half of the new HIV infections in the U.S., despite representing only 13% of the U.S.... Read more »

please answer, very very worried about hiv ars symptoms

Hi Dr. Bob, I understand you have many people to respond to but I really need some feedback of my experience because everyone I know thinks I'm just going nuts. A month and a half back I got a haircut. While getting the haircut the barber went to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. Your fears are unwarranted. "Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of taxpayer dollars on abstinence-only sex education programs that have been proven ineffective while failing to fund clean needle-exchange programs that have been scientifically proven to be very effective in decreasing HIV transmission, etc.... Read more »

Big Guy, Small Jacket

Dr. Bob:Thank you for your services. I'm a terrible worrier and just reading thru the posts here has helped me. I also admire you a great deal for the way you've dealt with your hardship, reminiscent of many courageous people I've known.OK, so: I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...accomplish Future President Obama's plan to combat HIV/AIDS, not only worldwide, but domestically as well.Dr. BobHIV/AIDS Among African AmericansAugust 2008In the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is a health crisis for African Americans. At... Read more »
Articles
AIDS.gov

We All Have Important Roles to Play: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

...but 46 percent of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States are Black (that's more than 500,000 African Americans living with HIV in the U.S. today). For more information visit the CDC's page about HIV/AIDS among... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

African-American Women Remain at Terrible Risk

...long way in the 25 years since the AIDS epidemic began. "But we've so much more work to do to battle the spread of HIV among African Americans, and particularly among women. Among all women in the United States living with HIV/AIDS, 64 percent... Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS in Black America: The Uphill Battle

...ages 24-35. Black men who have sex with men (MSM) have the highest HIV rate among all racial groups of MSM. Overall, while African Americans make up a mere 14 percent of the overall U.S. population, they account for more than half of all new... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...consider themselves lesbians occasionally have sex with men, and can get infected that way. Lesbians who use drugs and share needles can get HIV from a needle that has been used by someone who is HIV positive. The myth: "HIV can be... Read more »
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On the Down Low...Myth or Reality?

Posted by faithandlove, 1 Reply
...my situation so that we can talk, share, vent, and even scream if we want to about this subject of the "Down Low" men in the African American community. First, I will start by giving a brief summary of my, "Down Low" story. I have been married... Read more »

HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
...himself injections of HGH. He asked for me to do it today and I did so. However, afterwards when I was putting the cap on, the needle somehow poked through the side of the cap. It poked my thumb enough to make it bleed and I immediately rinsed... Read more »

Hiv from used steriod needle at gym!!

Posted by hwood76, 1 Reply
...stuck by something.. I looked through the trash to see if it was a syringe and I didn't find any.. But I am worried that maybe a needle was wrapped in a ball of paper and stuck me through the paper.. should i test for hiv.. also.. There was no... Read more »

HIV + from breast secretions on penis?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Does anyone know of any cases of HIV transmission from breast secretions making contact with a male penis? Read more »