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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, confdential, name-based HIV reporting.
Ask the Experts

HIV + American studying in Europe

Is it possible for a student coming from the states who is over the age of 28 to get coverage that will allow them to get their meds while abroad? I have a medicare advantage plan now which I know doesn't cover me, but I need to know what my...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I know of no coverage for meds while studying abroad. You should check with your Medicare Advantage to Plan to fill the prescriptions in the U. S. and have someone ship them to you. Read more »

Americans can't get HIV drugs?

Hey Doc,I just heard on talk radio that some Americans can't get HIV drugs even when they really need them. That can't be true is it? If so it's shameful!Used to be Bush supporter, but not any more-guy!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Bush supporter, but not any more-guy,Yes, it is both shameful and true. Despite billions being wasted in Iraq, the number of HIV-positive Americans who have no access to life-sustaining antiretroviral drugs continues to grow. Nearly 600 HIVers in... Read more »

American Academy of HIV Medicine's website

I noticed the web address you gave for them was "www.aahivmed.org" I tried to look it up, but to no avail. What I found was that the correct web address is http://www.aahivm.org. Just thought I would help. I was once a WW that was set at ease by...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Alabama Former WW,You are absolutely correct! The proper Web address for the American Academy of HIV Medicine is www.aahivmed.org.Thank you for correcting my error! See, who says Dr. Bob is never wrong?!?Stay well!Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV/AIDS among african american women

I'm doing a research paper on African American women who are or at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS. I'm looking for any statistics related to the subject. Do you know of any information on this or could you direct me to a good resource?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A good start for the statistics would be the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

100,000 Black Americans Are Living With HIV But Are Unaware of Their Infection

...Waters and Delegates, Donna Christian Christensen, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, Dr. Kevin Fenton, Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Frank Oldham, Jr. President and CEO of the National Association of... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Number of Americans Living With HIV Exceeds 1 Million, Illustrating Failure of Federal Government to Implement Prevention Plan

...Atlanta -- As federal officials announce today new estimates indicating that as many as 1.18 million Americans may be living with HIV -- an increase from the previous estimate of 850,000 to 950,000 -- AIDS advocates blamed the increase on... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Disproportionately Affected: The Impact of HIV in African-American Lives

... In the past 10 years, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in this country has shifted. Today, the majority of people contracting HIV are people of color. The African-American Read more »
The Body

African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center: Bloggers

...she serves. Rusti Miller-Hill: Advocacy Outside the Walls Justin B. Terry-Smith may be one of the most public African Americans living with HIV: He has his own blog and Web site, and he's even on YouTube. And who can blame him? Only 30,... Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...prevention programs so we can prevent these infections from occurring in the first place," said Wolitski, acting chief of the CDC's HIV/AIDS prevention division. Men made up three quarters of people with HIV infections. The CDC previously... Read more »

new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
..."Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at all sometimes). Here's a link to an interview with the film's narrator: ... Read more »

Making a documentary on HIV/AIDS in Af.Americans

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...nursing students. Our goal is to find out what we can do to make a difference, how we can support the health of those living with HIV and AIDS and also promote prevention. If you are interested, please e-mail me at llafatadow@yahoo.com Read more »

Aids in the American Family

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...because he was bleeding through the house saying I had done this to him. Our children and I are very fortunate not to even be HIV positive even though my husband and I were intimate almost every day before his diagnosis. The problem is we are... Read more »