Black Men In Prison And Hiv
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Prison Time Among Black Males Might Account for Rise in Number of HIV/AIDS Cases Among Blacks, Study SaysThe 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 »
Black Religious Leaders, Public Health Officials in North Carolina Urge HIV Testing for Prison InmatesSome 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 »
KCET's "Life and Times" Examines How Black, Latino Women in Los Angeles County Are Contracting HIV From Former Prison InmatesKCET '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 »
Ask the Experts
Washington University, St. Louis School of MedicineThe 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 »
University of Miami School of MedicineYou 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 »
North Shore University HospitalI 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 »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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 »
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Gay Men's Coordinator Black AIDS Institute
$30,500 - $40,000 plus benefits.
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 »
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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 »
Posted by kirkgARE 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 »
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