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Aids Effect African American

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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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which hiv/aids meds have more side affects in african americans
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...that other medical conditions, namely hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes and kidney disease, are more common among African Americans. The choice of antiretroviral medications should reflect these underlying risks.BY Read more »


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
...prescription drug benefit and wasting billions 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... Read more »

hiv discoloration of palms, heels and nails

my wife has been on nevirapine, zidovudine, lamivudine and septrin ARVS combination for the last 7 months. she developed palm, nail and heel discoloration. often also experiences unusual tiredness and pains in the back side of the neck and knees....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The zidovudine can cause discoloration in the regions you describe. That effect is most often seen in African Americans or persons of African descent. In my experience if there is discoloration due to zidovudine it often persists unless the drug 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effects on Sexual Behavior and STD Rate of Brief HIV/STD Prevention Interventions for African-American Women in Primary Care Settings

... The study authors tested the efficacy of brief HIV/STD risk-reduction interventions for African-American women in primary care settings. A total of 564 African-American women were Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Heightened National Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis Among African Americans

...Slides: PDF  |  PPT Stop TB in the African-American Community View Slides: PDF  |  PPT The HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Black Americans View Slides: PDF  |  PPT Triple Stigma: Race, HIV, and Drug Use View Slides: PDF  | ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Carolina: SHARE Informs Students About AIDS

...Wilson called attention to the disproportionate effect of HIV/AIDS among South Carolina's African-American community. While African Americans comprise one-third of South Carolina's population, they account for seven of every 10 newly diagnosed... Read more »
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

NAACP Raises Alarm Over Growing Cases of AIDS in African-American Communities screenings. In addition, the NAACP is working to mobilize pastors in states with the highest concentration of HIV-infected African Americans to have open discussions about the HIV epidemic and direct parishioners to services in their... Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...chapters in 50 states and approximately 250,000 membersthe NAACP has played a critical leadership role in advancing the rights of African Americans and evolving American democracy in ways that are relevant to the lives of all Americans. The... Read more »

The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...coupled with the immediate ?double-blind? testing of the patented AIDS cure is the only way to ensure a safe, healthy future for African Americans and others. Sincerely, Boyd Ed Graves, J.D. 1008 Elbon Rd. Cleveland, OH 44121 ... Read more »

Infected Heterosexual Women

Posted by Anonymous
...abuse services to indigent people living with HIV/AIDS. We are doing a concert for the week of prayer with Howard Hewitt and an African American HIV/AIDS Summit in Los Angeles in the next couple of months. I am in search of a heterosexual... Read more »

"Bang Bang Your Dead"

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...positive; two-thirds of those had told pretest interviewers that they believed they were negative. Whats more, the CDC notes, African Americans are ten times more likely than Caucasians to be diagnosed with full-blown AIDS when they first test... Read more »