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Black Men And Hiv

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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, confdential, name-based HIV reporting. In 2006, blacks accounted for nearly half (45%)
Ask the Experts

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
...Hello,You're black! Well of course you're "pretty big down there!!!" (It's genetic, you lucky, lucky boy!)Regarding your "small jacket," relax Max! Read more »

25% of gay men are HIV+ in SF?

Hi Doc,According to some estimates, 25% of gay men here in San Francisco are HIV-positive. This is the mean estimate and the percentage may be higher or lower. How accurate do you think this is? And why is it not more widely publicized. If it's...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,It's important to note these are epidemiological estimates based on representative sampling. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded some of these studies. They found HIV prevalence rates as high as 24% in gay men living in San... Read more »

Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some time ago,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You read that two poz dudes who bareback actually improve their immune functioning. WHAT? Where did you read such nonsense, the Journal of Irreproducible Results? Is it true? No, of course not! Silly boy!As for your question about two men with... Read more »

HIV AND BLOOD GROUP A+

IS IT TRUE THAT PEOPLE WITH BLOOD GROUP A+ CANT CONTRACT HIV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...be A+ and wants to play Brokeback Mountain cowboys. I see. Don't believe him! HIV doesn't care if you're A+, gay, straight, black, white or a closeted gay Republican having sex in a Minneapolis airport men's room!Dr. Bob Read more »
Articles
Office of National AIDS Policy

White House Meeting on Black Men and HIV

...and injection drug use. On June 2, 2010, The Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) convened a meeting at the White House on Black Men and HIV. The meeting included black men living with HIV, experts on HIV/AIDS, Federal, State, and local... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

How to Engage Black Men in the HIV/AIDS Fight

... This is the third in a series of editorials about the critical role that Black men play in ending the AIDS epidemic in Black America. Part 1 described three reasons that Black men matter in the fight against Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

More Black Gay and Bi Men Are HIV Positive; Most Unaware

...The eye-catching signs are hard to miss in subway stations across New York City. Headline " I Love My Boo ," they show young Black and Latino men "booed up," or embracing their significant other -- in this case, another young brotha or papi. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Fenway and the Multicultural AIDS Coalition Launch Study on Black Gay Men and HIV

... Fenway Health and the Multicultural AIDS Coalition are looking to recruit 330 black men who have sex with men (MSM) for a study that seeks to better understand their sexual health and determine effective HIV prevention Read more »
Connect With Others

THE GREATEST THREAT TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Posted by deeva, 6 Replies
...DENIAL,ITS A GAY WHITE MAN"S DISEASE,STIGMA ,HYPOCRTICAL BLACK LEADERS: JESSE JACKSON AND AL SHARPTON COME TO MIND! THE BLACK CHURCH:YOU"RE A SINNER THATS WHY YOU HAVE IT! APATHY OF THE WHOLE Read more »

Need a supportive Black Man

Posted by king4queen, 3 Replies
...status. Is there any straight men that want a relationship and a strong blk woman by their side? I know I do want a strong black man by mine. Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...Wolitski said in a telephone interview. The CDC report reinforced previous findings that the epidemic disproportionately affects blacks of both sexes as well as gay and bisexual men. As the number of people living with HIV grows, so does the... Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...that U.S. prisons are hotbeds of the AIDS epidemic, and that incarceration contributes directly to the high rate of HIV among black men, who make up the majority of male prisoners in many states. The study revealed a surprising and unexplored... Read more »