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Hiv And African American Elders

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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,
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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 »

African American Epzicom/Truvada

Based on the last ACTG study A5202 (Epzicom), the other study about abacavir producing heart problems, and knowing that Truvada could produce kidney problems because of Viread: Should an African American (more susceptible to kidney problems) taking...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.If you've been successful on Epzicom/Kaletra for 2 years, the data from ACTG 5202 (as I understand them), would say that you are at no greater risk of treatment failure at this point than had you started on Truvada/Kaletra.I'd... Read more »

Atripla, African Americans and Garlic

Hey Docs,I have 2 questions.1. I have read that the Sustiva Component in Atripla in African American's are absorbed at a higher rate leading to much greater side effects. Does Sustiva come in various degree's of potency to be modified if taken...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Yes, the efavirenz part of Atripla (AKA Sustiva, Stocrin) is metabolized (not absorbed) more slowly among some persons of African and Asian descent. This is associated with genetic variations in the liver enzyme... Read more »

No Surprise

Just as I suspected, Dr. Boob doesn't have the have based your medical career on an unproven thoery.....Bravo! George Clooney would be very proud of you!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...rates of mortality due to endemic conditions such as TB, diarrheal diseases and wasting syndromes, formerly confined to the elderly and malnourished, are now common among HIV-infected young and middle-aged people in many developing countries... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Book Unites the African-American Community Against AIDS

...HIV transmission among incarcerated black males and heterosexuals who engage in risky behavior. "Collectively, these all put African Americans in a battle that we cannot win, that is, until the discussion begins," he said. Other contributors... Read more »
The Body

HIV Frontlines: In Newark, N.J., an HIV/AIDS Advocate Finds New Ways to Reach LGBT African Americans

...editor for This HIV Frontlines interview is with Gary Paul Wright, the founder and executive director of the African American Office of Gay Concerns (AAOGC) in Newark, N.J. Hello, Gary. Thank you for joining us today. Thank you... Read more »
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African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center: This Positive Life : An Interview With Justin B. Smith

...Life . To subscribe to this series, click here .   About Justin Justin B. Smith may be one of the most public African Americans living with HIV: He has his own blog and Web site, and he's even on YouTube. And who can blame him?... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...(ages 13-64) who report having been tested within the last year has not changed in over a decade. Although some groups, such as African Americans, Latinos and young adults are more likely to report having been tested, even their rates have... 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 »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV is growing as people become newly infected and as more patients survive thanks to HIV drugs. The report also... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...increasing numbers of young girls that are dropping out of school to take care of mom and dad, again, girls; the numbers of elderly women that are having to care in their homes, and support, and provide, and becoming heads of households in their... Read more »