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Barriers To African Americans And Disclosure

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Get the Facts
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,
Ask the Experts

Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello C,How long have I been doing this? Oh Lordy, since the last millennium, I think.As for HIV disclosure laws, they vary from state to state. California has a "Willful Exposure" law, which makes it a felony (punishable by up to eight Read more »

Illegal Disclosure of my status

Hi!A few months ago, I participated in a photo shoot for a campaign for one of the local A.S.O.'s (Aids Service Organizations) in the state where I lived.I signed a release for my photo to be used in this campaign, which was a drive to promote...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Considering this was an ASO, I assume the mistake was made without malice or ill intent. I suggest you recheck the release you signed for this project. If indeed there is no mention of disclosing HIV status and you wish to consider legal action,... 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 »

HIV Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS 2009)

Hey's me Alabama Gal.....hope you are doing well! I am adjusting to new meds-yuck.I just read where someone asked you if it was necessary to disclose their HIV status (while using condoms etc for safe-er sex) in a state that has disclosure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Alabama Gal,This is a complex topic. I'll reprint below some information from the archives that discusses disclosure laws in greater detail.Dr. Bobhiv and sex (DISCLOSURE LAWS)Jul 2, 2008 Hi Bob, l recently tested positive to hiv and l am a... Read more »
The Body

HIV Disclosure: African Americans Tell How They Told

..." veil of secrecy " around HIV, making it profoundly difficult for many individuals to be open about their HIV status. Here, African Americans living with HIV share their experiences telling others they're HIV positive -- sometimes with... Read more »

Men on the Down Low

...Race/Ethnicity The few studies that include more diverse racial and ethnic communities suggest that bisexual behavior without disclosure is more common among African-American and Latino men than among white men. A 2000 Virginia-based study... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Book Unites the African-American Community Against AIDS

... In the book Not in My Family: AIDS in the African-American Community (Agate Publishing), black Americans are speaking out about the epidemic's impact. "Many of us are sick, dying, living in fear and shame, and many of us who aren't Read more »
The Body

Precious Jackson helps other people adjust to living with HIV, and fights for better medical care and cultural sensitivity for HIV-positive African Americans, especially women. Updated May 2008 Table of Contents Personal Bio HIV Diagnosis... Read more »
Connect With Others

1st Family Celebration Since Disclosure

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 7 Replies
...Next week we celebrate the Fourth of July and it will be the first holiday Ill be spending with my wifes family since my disclosure. Part of me would rather stay home and not deal with the uncomfortably of many of the family members (all of them... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Do people disclose their being positive at a bath house? Read more »

Disclosure - Round #1

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 6 Replies
...another chance and that Ive made it through Round #1. Either later today or sometime tomorrow, I will begin the next phase of my disclosure. I will insist that both of us should be tested for everything (STDs, HIV, etc.). At that time, I will... Read more »

HIV Disclosure

Posted by northof49th, 2 Replies
...I'm quite unsure about the effectiveness of disclosure laws. The link below sums up my thoughts far better then i could. I'd be happy to hear others thoughts Read more »