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Evidence-based Hiv Interventions In African Americans

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

...number of HIV/AIDS cases reported to CDC's HIV/AIDS Reporting System, when population size is taken into account, American Indians and Alaska Natives in 2005 ranked 3rd in rates of HIV/AIDS diagnosis, after blacks (including African Americans) and Hispanics. 1 American Indians and Alaska Natives make up 1.5% (4.1 million people) of the total US population. 2 The rate of AIDS diagnosis for this group has been higher than that for whites...
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its for you ( Update on AIDS Vaccine Research and Advocacy 2009

good morning siri would like to draw your kind attention over this recent research for an effective vaccinelots of love one of your lovers kualalumpur
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...identical; different sections of the adenovirus have been deleted to make the VRC vector. These safety issues, along with the evidence for (and against) the argument that the VRC strategy was substantially different in terms of its immunogenicity... 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
...particularly harmful for people with HIV. Kidney disease is more common in HIV positive than HIV negative people, especially African Americans. A study of more than 500 HIV positive patients at a Miami hospital showed that while the likelihood of... Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...decrease the body's store of antioxidants, as they are needed to offset increased oxidative stress. Researchers have uncovered evidence of subtle nutritional deficiencies among people who appear to be eating an adequate diet and are not suffering... Read more »

Smoking

My husband been living with hiv for the past 4 years. His health has slowly deteriorated and is wasting. he smokes quite a bit and ocassionally takes alchohol. What are the effects of smoking?? his CD4 count has gone down to 12.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A CD4 count of 12 is dangerously low and leaves your husband at increased risk for developing an HIV/AIDS-related opportunistic infection or malignancy. Is he being followed by an HIV specialist? New, novel-acting HIV drugs have Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fighting HIV Among African Americans

... HIV is a crisis in African American communities, threatening the health, well-being and potential of African American men and women of all ages in the United States. Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Is the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Good for Black Americans? Part 1: Reducing HIV Incidence

...moments" in the domestic fight against HIV/AIDS. The four-part plan refocuses resources on the domestic epidemic and prioritizes Black Americans, which means that Black people stand to gain a lot -- at least in theory. Read on to learn how... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

State of the HIV Epidemic Among MSM in Los Angeles

...approved by the CDC are developed for heterosexual and injection-drug using (IDU) populations. In fact, only two of the CDC's evidence-based interventions (EBIs) are specific to African-American or Latino MSM. It is not surprising that the rate... Read more »
American Association for World Health

What We Can Do: Putting Research to Work to Prevent HIV/AIDS

...condom use; HIV testing and risk-reduction counseling Increased access to healthcare Heterosexual Adolescents; Heterosexual African American Adolescents; Runaway Adolescents; Heterosexual African American Women; Heterosexual Mentally Ill Adults;... Read more »
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new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
...Hey all, Have you heard about this new documentary by Claudia Pryor entitled "Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at... 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 »

New African/African American Meeting Place Online

Posted by Anonymous
...Greetings, We have started a new HIV/AIDS website dedicated to African/African Americans. We currently have the ability for users to add blogs, post information that is of use to the community and hiv dating. We Read more »

Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention in Los Angeles

Posted by Anonymous
...Angeles and Orance County is currently hiring for new postions. We have positions available for persons interested in doing HIV prevention work in the Asian and Pacific communities. If you know of someone or would like to suggest a candidate, ... Read more »