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Black Men In Prison And Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...Bowman, C. and J. Goldberg. Care of the patient undergoing sex reassignment surgery. International Journal of Transgenderism 9(3/4):135-165. 2006. Clements-Nolle, K. and others. HIV prevalence, risk behaviors, health care use, and mental health status of transgender persons: Implications for public health intervention. American Journal of Public Health 91(6):915-21. June 2001. De Cuypere, G. and others. Prevalence and demography of...
Ask the Experts

Quercetin-Black Tea/Green Tea and Atripla

Is there any interaction between Black or Green Tea and Atripla. Both teas have the antioxidant quercetin which is supposed to help the immune system, according to The University of Michigan. Please advise!
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...or Atripla. If any reader knows of a reference please post. I would not expect a clinically significant interaction but recommend informing your HIV provider for monitoring purposes. I am uncertain if there would be any additional clinical... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to bareback (have unprotected sex) with your partner is the possibility of acquiring a different strain of HIV-1. (There are many different types of HIV-1.) You can read much more about HIV superinfection or dual infection in the archives of this... Read more »

insertive issues (Rectal secretions from men who have sex with men contain more HIV than blood or semen) (ANAL MUCOUS, RECTAL SECRETIONS, 2010)

I have a hard time believing as an exclusive TOP that I contracted this virus through anal juice sneaking up my urethra while servicing a bottom. I'll bet one way a top more likely gets infected and probably what happened to me was topping a guy who...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretroviral drugs or to anatomic and immunologic differences in the male genital tract versus rectal mucosa." Reference Zuckerman R A et al. Higher concentrations of HIV RNA in rectal mucosa secretions than in blood and seminal plasma, among... Read more »

hiv/aids blacks

why are blacks more affected by hiv/aids then any other race
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...all African Americans, should ask for an HIV test. Knowing ones status is the only way to protect yourself (by getting treatment if you are positive and taking steps to remain negative if you test negative). The test can give you knowledge and... Read more »
Articles
The Body

This Month in HIV: Stopping HIV/AIDS in the Black Community

... This is Bonnie Goldman, and I'm here with Phill Wilson, executive director and founder of the Black AIDS Institute. Even though African Americans have Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Why Black Straight Men Are Missing From the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

...victims or perpetrators of prison rape and come out of prison and infect women. Second, homophobia is real. Rightly or wrongly, many straight Black men still perceive HIV/AIDS as a "gay disease." When a straight Black man does join in the fight,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts Urges More HIV/AIDS Testing in Minority Areas

... A new state Health and Human Services (HHS) report is raising alarms about the "grossly disproportionate" spread of HIV/AIDS among black and Hispanic residents Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Waters Introduces Bill That Would Require Federal Prisons to Provide HIV Tests for Inmates, Allow Inmates to Opt Out

...out of testing. Waters included the opt-out provision to address concerns from some HIV/AIDS advocates who say they oppose mandatory testing because of issues associated with confidentiality and stigma, according to The Hill . Waters said that... Read more »
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hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...undertakes enhanced HIV discharge planning, which includes individualized case management, housing placement, substance abuse and mental health treatment referrals, enrollment in benefit programs, and referrals for assistance with employment and... Read more »

time line

Posted by Anonymous
...are in an advanced stage of infection. The team's major discovery is that there is an equal number of infections in women and men, further evidence that the disease could be heterosexually transmitted. "This changed the landscape of AIDS... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men

Posted by TheBody
...info, first-person stories, expert tips and podcasts on issues of importance to gay and bisexual men, same-gender loving men and men who have sex with men (MSM). Read more »

Growing?

Posted by Survivor
...scoffed. I wont do a prayer for people with AIDS in the United States, she said. It seemed an odd statement coming from a woman who had campaigned so vigorously in Washington, DC, against the many cuts in Medicaid and housing budgets for HIV... Read more »