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Black Men In Prison And Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prison Time Among Black Males Might Account for Rise in Number of HIV/AIDS Cases Among Blacks, Study Says

The recent increase in the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among blacks coincides with an increase in the proportion of black men who are incarcerated, according to a study released last year, the Washington Post reports. Rucker Johnson and Steven... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Black Religious Leaders, Public Health Officials in North Carolina Urge HIV Testing for Prison Inmates

Some black religious leaders and public health officials in North Carolina are urging prison officials to require routine HIV testing of inmates and treatment for those who test positive, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. The officials who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

KCET's "Life and Times" Examines How Black, Latino Women in Los Angeles County Are Contracting HIV From Former Prison Inmates

KCET 's "Life and Times " on Thursday examined how AIDS-related illnesses have become a leading cause of death among black and Latino women in their 20s and 30s in Los Angeles County, Calif., in part because many of them contract HIV from partners... Read more »
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BLACK WOMEN AIDS AND GAY OR BISEXUAL BLACK MEN?

I WANT TO KNOW WHERE I CAN GET INFORMATION ON THE AIDS RISING EPIDEMIC AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN, WHY BLACK MEN ARE SLEEPING WITH BOTH WOMEN AND MEN AND INFECTING BLACK WOMEN?...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
The Centers for Disease Control is a great place to start. Go to http://www.cdc.gov and then click on the sites dealing with HIV/AIDS. Another really good source for information regarding HIV in the African-American community can be found at... Read more »

hiv treatment in prisons

i am in a prison in texas.i was just diagnosed on jan.16th, how can i get treatment in prison when they say that they can not afford it?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You are entitled to proper health care when confined in prison. The prison system has the responsibility to provide medical care, including treatment for HIV infection and AIDS. If you are not getting treatment, you are entitled to appeal to the... Read more »

my boyfriends black spot on bottom of foot

Hi I have been with my boyfriend for about three months now, and I have noticed a flat black spot on the bottom of his foot the size of a pencil eracer.or a little larger. are the symptoms of Kaposi's sarcoma of a black spot? how long after...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
I can sense your anxiety about this situation. I will try to address some of your concerns, but I can only give you general information. The only way to know for sure what is the cause of the spots would be to have them examined by a health care... Read more »

Using CBT to treat HIV+ men who have sex with men

Do you know of any research being done using cognetive behavioral therapy to treat HIV+ men who have sex with men? I am doing a research paper for a Theory and Practice class at the University of Maryland College Park Asian Division. Would...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not familiar with any such research, but this does not mean that it does not exist. I do not read many research journals.Sorry not to be able to help you.Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »
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hiv in prison

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Few Men Found to Get HIV in Prison- CDC Report


"HIV Transmission Among Male Inmates in a State Prison System --- Georgia, 1992-2005" April 21, 2006
(full CDC Report follows Washington Post article)

By David Brown
Washington... Read more »

Gay Men's Coordinator Black AIDS Institute

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Gay Men's Coordinator Black AIDS Institute


SALARY RANGE:
$30,500 - $40,000 plus benefits.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Gay Mens Coordinator (GMC) is an essential part of the Institute's Mobilization and Logistics teams. The GMC is responsible for developing... Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

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Busted! Georgia Prison Study Shakes Down Some HIV Myths

by Laura Whitehorn



April 26, 2006A new study tracking HIV through the Georgia prison system is busting some myths about life behind bars and raising questions about... Read more »

NYC Paid Survey: Black Men who Have Sex with Men, Ages 18-30

Posted by kirkg
ARE YOU A BLACK MAN WHO HAS SEX WITH MEN? SEXUALLY ACTIVE? BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18-30?

If yes, we want to talk to you!

We would like to invite you to take part in a research study for young Black men who have sex with men, living in the NYC area.... Read more »