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Hiv And Its Effect On The Black Community

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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, confdential, name-based HIV reporting. In 2006, blacks accounted for nearly half (45%)
Ask the Experts

how long hiv+??

can you help me estimating how long my partner has been living with HIV. He was been diognised hiv+, am negative together with my children 4 yrs, and 11 mth. the bad thing is that the cd4 is 8 and started taking med (but he still has energy and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...count has dropped to 8, we would assume he had been infected for a number of years, perhaps 7 to 10.As for learning more about HIV/AIDS, both you and your husband should avail yourselves of the wealth of information on this site, in its archives... Read more »


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 »


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
...encourage you to keep reading and continue learning! As for politics, unfortunately in this country politics is intimately linked to HIV/AIDS awareness, education, prevention and treatment access. Consequently, it does and will continue to come... Read more »

Can a HIV- partner decrease chances with antivirals?

I am an HIV- partner in a discordant couple (mixed HIV status) relationship. We just recently found out that he was positive. We always practice safe sex, but I was wondering if I can decrease my chances of contracting HIV by taking anti-viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...estimated 45% are MSM. Additionally, a recent five-city study of HIV prevalence among MSM found that 25% of MSM overall, and 46% of black MSM, were infected in those cities. Who is eligible to participate in the PrEP trials? Because the trials... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CEO of Black AIDS Institute Discusses HIV/AIDS at Newspaper Conference; Group Releases Report Examining HIV Testing in Black Community

...Newspapers Publishers Association where he discussed the reasons blacks "were so slow to grasp the severity of the threat" of HIV, the NNPA/Seattle Medium reports. According to Wilson, many blacks believed that HIV/AIDS was not directly... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

College Students in Georgia Work as Peer Educators to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness Among Blacks

...are being trained as peer educators in an effort to increase awareness about the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on young blacks in the U.S., the Savannah Morning News reports. Since 2005, a grant from the Center for Substance Abuse... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boston Arm of Multi-City Study to Focus on Sexual Health, HIV Risk Among Black Gay, Bisexual Men study aimed at learning more about the sexual health of black gay and bi[sexual] men and finding effective strategies for HIV prevention within the black gay community," Bay Windows reports. The study, called Project Saving Ourselves... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newly Diagnosed HIV/AIDS Cases in U.S. Disproportionately High Among Blacks, MMWR Report Says

... Black men and women accounted for more than 50% of the newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in the U.S. from 2001 to 2005, despite accounting Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...all Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...humped. Lipodystrophy also raises cholesterol levels and causes glucose intolerance, which could be particularly harmful to black people, who are predisposed to heart disease and diabetes. According to the Times, there are no data that compare... Read more »

April 23rd is Rethinking AIDS Day

Posted by Alex1
...International Actions with a local focus - suggestions for local activists Act now to inform your local health clinics about HIV/AIDS tests, diagnosis and medications Act now to inform your local AIDS advocacy organizations and NGOs... Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...that U.S. prisons are hotbeds of the AIDS epidemic, and that incarceration contributes directly to the high rate of HIV among black men, who make up the majority of male prisoners in many states. The study revealed a surprising and unexplored... Read more »