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Hiv And Black Women

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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

black women today

Has the rate of HIV/AIDS increased or decreased among black women today?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...HIV infections in black women continue to be on the rise.JLS. 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
...The Centers for Disease Control is a great place to start. Go to http://www.cdc.gov and 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... 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
...abstinence-only education."Finally we have a president who gets it," said California Rep. Barbara Lee , chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus and author of legislation (HR 1551) aimed at providing more comprehensive sex and disease... Read more »

Magic Johnson's his wife

To Whom It May Concern,My friend who has a HIV diagnosed since 1993. We want to know what become of Magic Johnson's wife Cookie, Does she have a HIV [they are married] and have children. Is their children have HIV?Thank you for answer my question...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV transmission!Cookie, who has been rather publicity-shy in the past, is now emerging as a spokeswoman in a campaign urging black women to get HIV tested. She is appearing with Magic in a five-year $60 million public service campaign with ads... Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

HIV in Black Women: It's Not About Men on the Down Low

...the late 1990s and early 2000s, media hype about men on the so-called down low prompted considerable finger-pointing in the Black community. A series of high-profile newspaper and magazine articles were written in response to a widely... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Official Says "Down Low" Men Not Responsible for High HIV Rates Among Black Women

... Heterosexual black men with multiple sex partners -- not bisexual men who secretly have sex with men -- are responsible for high rates of HIV among Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Black Women's HIV Event March 11

...Department of Health and Human Services and the National HIV Testing Mobilization Campaign will present a special program on HIV and black women. The event's theme is "Women of African Descent and HIV/AIDS: How Do We Protect, Uplift, and Save Our... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Updated Fact Sheets Provide Data About HIV/AIDS Among Blacks, Latinos, Women

... Updated fact sheets, Kaiser Family Foundation : The fact sheets provide information about the impact of HIV/AIDS on blacks , Latinos and women in the U.S. Each fact sheet includes data about trends and current cases, as well as... Read more »
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THE GREATEST THREAT TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Posted by deeva, 6 Replies
...DENIAL,ITS A GAY WHITE MAN"S DISEASE,STIGMA ,HYPOCRTICAL BLACK 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 Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...Wolitski said in a telephone interview. The CDC report reinforced previous findings that the epidemic disproportionately affects blacks of both sexes as well as gay and bisexual men. As the number of people living with HIV grows, so does the... Read more »

Blacks and Hiv

Posted by paula5122, 1 Reply
...How do black hiv american recieve support? Are you connected with other black hiv people in your community? How can I find support in the Read more »

Looking for interviews with young black women

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV and African-American women and I hoping to find a couple of women to speak with who are living with the disease. As a Black woman, myself, I am alarmed at the rate at which this disease is spreading thorugh the African-American community.... Read more »