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Hiv And African American Women Leading Cause Of Death

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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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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
...frequently in this forum, particularly with the presidential election only ten weeks away. We have had eight years of failed leadership on domestic HIV issues, including insufficient funding for the Ryan White Program, attempts to end Medicaid as... Read more »

Big Guy, Small Jacket

Dr. Bob:Thank you for your services. I'm a terrible worrier and just reading thru the posts here has helped me. I also admire you a great deal for the way you've dealt with your hardship, reminiscent of many courageous people I've known.OK, so: I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...accomplish Future President Obama's plan to combat HIV/AIDS, not only worldwide, but domestically as well.Dr. BobHIV/AIDS Among African AmericansAugust 2008In the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is a health crisis for African Americans. At... Read more »

HIV/AIDS in the USA...World AIDS Day

As World AIDS Day approaches, we are hearing much about the pandemic in Africa and other resource-poor areas of the world. What about the U.S.? Do we have this problem under control? No one seems to talk about AIDS here anymore. Can you give us the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...substance. For instance, in the U.S. we have a huge and ever increasing racial and economic disparity in HIV infection rates: African Americans account for half of the new HIV infections in the U.S., despite representing only 13% of the U.S.... Read more »


Dr. Bob,Where does Sarah Palin stand on the issue of HIV/AIDS? I'm beginning to think she's a flake. what do you think?Peter
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...made at the Republican National Convention 14 times! Yep, 14 times nearly word for word, even though the speech contains misleading statements and downright lies. Her "thanks, but not thanks" to the famed Bridge to Nowhere has been shown to be a... Read more »
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

NAACP Raises Alarm Over Growing Cases of AIDS in African-American Communities screenings. In addition, the NAACP is working to mobilize pastors in states with the highest concentration of HIV-infected African Americans to have open discussions about the HIV epidemic and direct parishioners to services in their... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

African-American Women Leaders Urge Obama to Target Black Women in National AIDS Strategy

...focused on as a group," said the coalition, which was organized by the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA). African Americans "remain notably absent from public policy and resource-allocation decisions affecting communities of... Read more »
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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...been seen in older women (50 and older). Minority women, especially African-American women, are most affected.HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women aged 25 to34. Women in African-American and Hispanic communities make... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...input on this. Like I said this is a project that is motivated by the community. I am Atlanta based and also looking for a woman who would be interested in being interviewed on film...anyononimity could be preserved if desired. Our group has... Read more »

U.S. women read this

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...In the U.S., and globally, most women are infected with Hiv sexually (vaginal route), and these women are infected by bisexual men, who got infected themselves by Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HAART? With which combinations should they start? When the first round fails, what second-line cocktails should be used? Every leading HIV organization and national medical-research institute in the United States and Europe has tried to answer... Read more »

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Posted by DUDE
...treatment for those stricken with the disease. ``In the US, there are still health disparity issues. HIV is now becoming a leading cause of death among African-American women aged 25 to 44,'' said Marsha Martin, special assistant to the... Read more »