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Hiv Aids In African American Community

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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,
Ask the Experts

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
...it is recognized early. For this reason, in order to get ahead of this epidemic, all adults (aged 13 to 64), especially all African Americans, should ask for an HIV test. Knowing ones status is the only way to protect yourself (by getting... Read more »

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
...people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection rates remain alarmingly high among young people, women, African Americans, and Hispanics. Women are at least twice as likely to contract HIV through vaginal sex with infected... 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
...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 http://www.hiv.omhrc.gov/ This is the Office of Minority Health-Minority HIV/AIDS... Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...efforts on reducing drug costs through greater market competition, promoting prevention efforts, encouraging testing, targeting communities with high infection rates, strengthening research and reducing disparities through effective public... Read more »
Articles
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

A Turning Point: Confronting HIV/AIDS in African American Communities Table of Contents

...Directors and Health Departments and its recognition of historical circumstances that have created a legacy of mistrust for many African Americans in this country. Paramount to both documents, however, is an acknowledgement of the devastating... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

On the Front Lines: Fighting HIV/AIDS in African-American Communities

...disease poses a fundamental threat to the future health, well-being, and human potential of many African-American communities. African Americans are almost ten times more likely to be diagnosed with AIDS than whites, and there is evidence that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Event to Focus on HIV/AIDS in African-American Community

...public health director. "Education is our most powerful tool against the disease. By understanding the risk factors they control, African Americans can make decisions that protect against HIV/AIDS and prevent it from spreading." "The cumulative... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Workers Must Address HIV/AIDS Conspiracy Theories in African-American Communities to Fight Disease, Editorial Says

...Recent survey results that show African Americans believe HIV/AIDS conspiracy theories are "dismaying," and the myths pose a "real risk" of harming efforts to provide HIV/AIDS Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...chapters in 50 states and approximately 250,000 membersthe NAACP has played a critical leadership role in advancing the rights of African Americans and evolving American democracy in ways that are relevant to the lives of all Americans. The... Read more »

THE GREATEST THREAT TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Posted by deeva, 6 Replies
...LEADERS: JESSE JACKSON AND AL SHARPTON COME TO MIND! THE BLACK CHURCH:YOU"RE A SINNER THATS WHY YOU HAVE IT! APATHY OF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY: NOT INVESTIGATING TO FIND OUT WHY HIV/ AIDS IS DISPROPOTIONATELY AFECTING OUR COMMUNITY! WHY IT APPEARS... 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 »

Concerned

Posted by Anonymous
...and HIV ravage the place of my origins Africa, I would like to become a facilitator/educator to assist in the local AIDS/HIV community. Being an African-American female in the critical age with the highest rate of transmission and infection... Read more »