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Do More Latinas Have Hiv Than Black Women

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Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

... African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term, confdential, name-based HIV reporting. In 2006, blacks accounted for nearly half (45%)
Ask the Experts

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as gynecologial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,While unable to share "personal" knowledge about the effects of HIV on menstruation, I'm more than ready, willing and able to share "direct" knowledge. See tha recent article from BETA below! The Read more »

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
...to my knowledge no data on drug interaction (or effectiveness) between black or green tea and efavirenz or Atripla. If any reader knows of a reference please post. I would not expect a clinically significant 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 Read more »

Re: What happens in Vegas...PEP HELP

Thank you for your reply,I understand your position on the PEP being offered, however in your opinion would you have recommended it? And from what Ive read the 2 drug PEP would more than likely been the regimen recommended for an unknown status...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...was drugged by a pair of locals that I ended up befriending at the bar. I say that because I recall hallucinating and having blackouts during the next few hours. My fear is that I was exposed to body fluids during some sex with a prostitute. I... Read more »
Articles
ACRIA and GMHC

Women and HIV: A Nuanced Epidemic

... Table of Contents Introduction How Do Women Get HIV? Prevention: Follow the Money Health Care and Health Outcomes Next Steps "Fighting HIV/AIDS in America and around Read more »
The Body

Redoubling Our Efforts on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

...The HIV epidemic in the U.S. disproportionately impacts women of color: HIV/AIDS is one of the leading causes of death among black women and Latinas. Compared to white women, the AIDS case rate is 5 times higher for Latinas and 20 times higher... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

NYC HIV/AIDS Outreach Programs Should Be Targeting Black Women

... An alarming new statistic shines a glaring light on the increasingly Black and female faces of HIV in New York City. According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (pdf), a staggering 93.4 percent of all new HIV Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Scared Straight: High HIV Rates Among Black NYC Women Frighten a Health Reporter

...Harlem when we passed a billboard that made me want to slam on the brakes and pull the car over. On it were two women -- one Black and one Latina -- their pretty, youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that... Read more »
Connect With Others

No Place for Regular Men

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I keep hearing that HIV is not a gay disease (meaning that straight people get it too). If that is the case, why isn't there a posting area for "Men." Read more »

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 »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...http://aliveandwell.org/ Any truth to these sites? Who to believe: government sites or activist sites? The more I research information about HIV and AIDS, the more complicated the relationship between the two seems to be and the more treatments... Read more »

El ambiente en Amrica Latina y el Hiv

Posted by xyahka, 3 Replies
...Hola, tengo una pregunta (para relajar un poco la temtica del foro). Cmo se ve/trata en sus pases a las personas infectadas con Hiv? en qu forma esto ha afectado su percepcin hacia la enfermedad, as como el deseo de educarse al respecto? Si el... Read more »