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Black Plague And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: New Web Site Offers Information on HIV/AIDS Plague in Black Communities

OneLove, a project of Ontrack Resources funded by the California Office of AIDS, has established a Web site that tackles the impact of AIDS and health disparities among the state's African Americans. The site was designed as an educational resource... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genetic Variation Responsible for HIV Resistance Not Caused by Black Plague, Study Says

Some people with a genetic variation in the CCR5 receptors of their immune cells are resistant to HIV, but a theory that the mutation was caused 800 years ago by selective pressure from the Black Plague appears to be unfounded, according to a study... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Obama, McCain Silent on HIV/AIDS Epidemic Facing the Black Community, Opinion Piece Says

The HIV/AIDS "plague has long been the single biggest health issue in poor black communities" in the U.S., which is "all the more reason" for presumptive presidential nominees Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) to "speak out on... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Relationship to AIDS and Plague

In one of my classes at school one of my professors told our class that he had found some research that found if some of a persons ancestors have had Bubonic plague and survived the plague that the ancestors have some sort of immunity from AIDS. I...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I have not heard of study linking immunity to bubonic plague and HIV.However, there are individuals who have a greater degree of resistance to acquiring HIV due to genetic alteration in a key protein that facilitates the attachment and entry of the... Read more »

Are We the Forgotten Plague

Why do pharmaceutical company commercials list cures for cancer, diabetis, etc. And no where in the commercial is there a mention of AIDS. Being HIV Pos now for nearly 13 years that sure makes me feel forgotten . Do they honestly think that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're preaching to the choir in this forum. Why don't you direct your question and comments to the pharmaceutical company or the folks who make their commercials? Or write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, pointing out... Read more »

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/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
Thanks for your question. In the United States, blacks and other people of color are affected by HIV/AIDS out of proportion to their makeup of the population. The major reason for this is that HIV is, itself, an opportunistic infection. HIV takes... Read more »
Connect With Others

Plagued with fear, what do I do?

Posted by Faith1970, 2 Replies
My 6 week test was negative for HIV after I pricked my finger with a needle starting an IV. The patient tested negative at the time of the needle stick. I was feeling ok about my negative test, but then my husband had a sore throat for 3 days and... Read more »

The Plague?

Posted by IzPoZ, 4 Replies
You know, I just don't know about this single thing and living with HIV. If any of you saw my post under Women, sometimes I feel like I have the plague.

I go from hopefulness to just hopelessness.

I hate reliving how he wouldn't kiss me open-mouthed,... Read more »

Blacks and Hiv

Posted by paula5122, 1 Reply
How do black hiv american recieve support? Are you connected with other black hiv people in your community? How can I find support in the black community Read more »

HIV/AIDS in Black America: The Uphill Battle

Posted by bartleby
"Black Americans account for only 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet they account for 52 percent of all new HIV infections each year. It's official: Regardless of race, we cannot afford to be in denial and believe that HIV is a white, gay... Read more »