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Black Population And Hiv Demographic

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...of transgender persons in the United States and elsewhere, little effort has been made to create a new demographic category for the purpose of epidemiology (that is, for tracking health conditions, including HIV, in different populations). MTF transgender persons have often been categorized as "men who have sex with men" (MSM) in epidemiological data collection -- a label that may not accurately reflect their gender identity or sexual...
Ask the Experts

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...time out of the spotlight, neurocognitive problems have again become a pressing concern as the average age of the HIV positive population rises (nearly 25% are now over 50, according to the National Institute on Aging). Recent conferences and... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...it was half a century ago, the CDC estimates that about 45 million people in the U.S. still smoke, or about 21% of the total population. American women smoke less than men (18% vs 24%), but the gap has narrowed dramatically since the 1960s.... Read more »

Infection rates of HIV/AIDS on population

How much of the population is infected with HIV and developed AIDS?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...You can check it out at the UNAIDS or WHO websites. Read more »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most bizarre fashion....I stepped on a hypo needle on a Florida beach. I started on Crixivan and Combivir 13 years ago, and am still on them. CD4 is 1300...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Contracting HIV from stepping on a discarded hypodermic needle is indeed a very rare occurrence. With your normal CD4 count and undetectable Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

New Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS Among Black Americans 40 and Older Heads to Houston, TX

...community and good citizenship for all." "There's no way to end the AIDS epidemic in Black communities without targeting this population," adds Black AIDS Institute founder and CEO Phill Wilson. "The Black AIDS Institute has spent the last... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: The New Face of HIV/AIDS -- Rising Disease Rates Strip Away Our Stereotypes

..."starts with the people in this room," said Williams. In Duval County, black women account for 32 percent of the female population but in 2009 represented 76.5 percent of female HIV and 81 percent of female AIDS cases. Williams, who founded... Read more »
AIDS.gov

HIV/AIDS/STD Prevention Demonstration Projects for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority-serving Institutions

...Native American/Alaskan Natives are higher than whites, though American Indians and Alaska Natives make up 1.5% of the total U.S. population. There is much work to be done. Minority-serving Institutions (MSIs) of Higher Education (e.g.... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, 2010

...and AIDS community representatives, includes a chapter specifically devoted to research addressing AIDS in racial and ethnic populations . Participating in a clinical study helps ensure that the scientific findings are applicable to the... Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...incarceration.... The estimated prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is nearly five times higher for incarcerated populations (2.0%) than for the general U.S. population (0.43%).... "....CDC recommends that HIV education,... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »