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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Hiv And Black Males

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...user), and many through injection drug use (see Fact Sheet 154 on drug use and HIV). In the U.S., AIDS rates among women are highest in the Southeast and the Northeast. In 2005, about 64% of infected women in the U.S. are Black, although only 13% of the U.S. population is Black. Please see Fact Sheet 611 for more information on pregnancy and HIV. What Do Women Need to Know? Women are at risk for HIV infection. Many women think...
Ask the Experts

skin issues

Black male, hiv for approx. 10 years, taking atripla and before components of atripla, blood counts have been good 6 months ago. Seem to be breaking out with rash on stomach,back,upper arms and face. Do you think my drugs are decreasing its...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There are many skin conditions that are common in HIV+ persons on or off treatment. In the majority of cases flare up of skin rashes would rarely be a clue that an otherwise effective Read more »

Nail discoloration

I recently noticed that my finger nails have a copper, brownish color on 50% to 75% of the nail surface. Can this be the sign of some infection or condition ? I am 31 years old, black male, HIV+ for over 5 years but not on any drug regimen. My CD4...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This could be a sign of a fungal infection of the nails. Smokers also can get a browm discoloration of the nails on their fingers but usually not on all of them.I doubt any major illness or vitamin deficiency.DW Read more »

sex drive

I have been asymptomatic hiv since 1996. I am on no meds or have had no opportunistic infections. Viral load is still undectable and t4 counts usually stay around 500. Since i have been infected my sex drive (with my companion) had decreased...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...year old would not necessarily be normal for a 34 year old. Hypogonadism (low sex hormone levels) seems to be more common in HIV+s, although it isn't known why. Low levels can be augmented ny taking testosterone by prescription. If your... Read more »


I often hear conflicting reports on the risk of having foreskin. I've heard that foreskin harbors HIV, I've also heard it prevents HIV. My Personal opinion is if having forskin is such a huge risk, why do males who have Hiv/AIDS tend to be mostly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...accounted for an estimated 84% of all HIV/AIDS cases diagnosed in U.S. areas with confidential name-based HIV infection reporting. Blacks accounted for 49% of cases and Hispanics for 18%. Infection rates for both groups were several-fold higher... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Outbreak Identified Among Black Male College Students in North Carolina; Probably Not Limited to State, Study Says

...Public health officials have identified an HIV outbreak among black male college students in North Carolina, with the number of newly diagnosed cases suddenly increasing over the previous four Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prison Time Among Black Males Might Account for Rise in Number of HIV/AIDS Cases Among Blacks, Study Says

... The recent increase in the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among blacks coincides with an increase in the proportion of black men who are incarcerated, according to a study released last year, the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Does Not Offer Protection Against HIV Among U.S. Black, Hispanic MSM, Study Says

... Male circumcision does not offer any level of protection against HIV among black and Hispanic men who have sex with men in the U.S., researchers said Monday at the National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Looks at Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention Among Black Men in Baltimore

... HIV risk appears to be lower among U.S. black men who have been circumcised and are considered at high risk of contracting the virus than among black men who have not been Read more »
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Posted by fancy, 3 Replies


Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
...Are there any women who would be willing to have a child with a HIV positive black male who is doing very well on therapy? Im just curious to know if this is a possibility or not. Read more »

looking for others like me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i just found out that i am HIV+ i am a 21 year old black male and live in philly. i am looking to talk to others who are HIV+ and my age or close to it (male or female). i haven't talked Read more »

I am looking for an female freind

Posted by johnerob
...I am an black male the is hiv+ i am looking for an white female that is the same or not some one that i can be an soul mate too. I do not Read more »