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Black Women With Hiv From Down Low Men

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Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...vulnerable to HIV infection than men. Women are at greater risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex than are men simply by virtue of an unequal exchange of genital secretions. The risk of transmission of HIV from a man to a woman is approximately 1 in 1,000 for each sexual contact, whereas the risk of transmission from a woman to a man is much less (approximately one in 2,000). 12 Prevention efforts need to focus on providing women...
Ask the Experts

HIV/AIDS (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding) May 15, 2009If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of... 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 »

can you get hiv if (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

if 3 male virgins all HIV negative have anal sex multiple times could they get HIV ?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding) May 15, 2009If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of... Read more »

how does HIV create? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

if two or different guy's sperm get(both the guy r not havng AIDS,or other diseases) mixed does it originate HIV virus or something like that,like other virus???i mean does it create other virus or something dangerous????one of my friend is very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding) May 15, 2009If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of... Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

HIV in Black Women: It's Not About Men on the Down Low

...quality of their parishioners' lives depends on it." Susan Newman, D.Min., a minister and the author of Oh God!: A Black Woman's Guide to Sex and Spirituality , is the former director of the Balm in Gilead's Washington, D.C., office. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Official Says "Down Low" Men Not Responsible for High HIV Rates Among Black Women

...multiple sex partners -- not bisexual men who secretly have sex with men -- are responsible for high rates of HIV among black women, according to a senior CDC official. "We have looked to see what proportion of infections is coming from male... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Black Women's Group to Offer Facts About HIV/AIDS

...held at the San Francisco Public Library on Larkin Street. Hosted by the Oakland chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, the event included free and confidential rapid HIV testing and is part of a week of activities leading up to... Read more »
National Minority AIDS Council

Tell HHS That Black Women Openly Living With HIV/AIDS Should Be Represented on PACHA

... Washington, D.C. -- The National Black Women HIV/AIDS Network is asking you to sign onto a letter to the United States Department of Health and Human Services regarding Read more »
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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 Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...with men, the CDC said. While male-to-male sexual contact was the leading cause of HIV infections, heterosexual sex mostly women having sex with men who are injection drug users accounted for 28 percent of HIV-infected people. Injection drug... Read more »

Support for professional women diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...I know that this disease doesn't discriminate. But I feel so alone as a black woman living with this disease. I'm the person in the family that everyone looks up to. I attended the best Universities, have a Read more »

Looking for interviews with young black women

Posted by Anonymous
...and African-American women and I hoping to find a couple of women to speak with who are living with the disease. As a Black woman, myself, I am alarmed at the rate at which this disease is spreading thorugh the African-American community.... Read more »