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Hiv And Its Effect On The Black Community

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Spotlight on HIV/AIDS -- Play Written by Syracuse Schoolteacher Puts Focus on the Disease's Devastating Effect on the Black Community

The HIV/AIDS awareness play "It's Your Life" is performed at churches, schools, and other venues in Syracuse. It was written by substitute teacher Gloria Clarke as a way to address the growing epidemic in the African-American community. "It seems... 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

Phill Wilson, CEO of the Black AIDS Institute (BAI), last week addressed the annual convention of the National Newspapers Publishers Association where he discussed the reasons blacks "were so slow to grasp the severity of the threat" of HIV, the... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Month in HIV: Stopping HIV/AIDS in the Black Community

This is Bonnie Goldman, and I'm here with Phill Wilson, executive director and founder of the Black AIDS Institute. Even though African Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV for many years, much of the black community seems not to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Is this black marks Kaposi Sarcoma or a Truvada or Alluvia side effect?

Attachment 040 is a photo of his right leg with the newly presented discolouration and 041 is a photo of his left arm with discoloration from the first time he had a reaction to ARV for comparison purposesQuestion: His regime has been changed a few...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Attachments arent available- complicated history with frustrating skin problems that could have been exacerbated by some of the prior medications, immune reconstitution and other concurrent factors. Skin coloration from Aluvia (Kaletra in US) +... Read more »

Vaccines-for the HIV- community only or for POZies as well

Doctors,Are the vaccines currently being evaluated for human trials targeted for only HIV- individuals or are they going to provide additional artillery for those that are HIV+...if only HIV-, would we expect to see reduced R&D for future drug...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
So-called therapeutic vaccines are designed to improve the ability of an infected person to fight their infection, while preventive vaccines are meant to either prevent infection or prevent disease after infection in an HIV negative person. The two... Read more »

Help me create a counselling group for +youngsters, a service in the community (Marcel N., psychologist, HIV +)

from Marcel N-Romania.Dear Sir,i'm thrilled to find such a complex site to rise all kind of problems the hivers have to deal with. This is again a prove that your country realy try to controle and to help patients to become effective and deal...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Dear MArcel,I really respect the work you are doing in Romania. Unfortunately in terms of your request, I have never worked with young people. My specialty is working with adults. So I am am sorry to say that I have no idea of how to advise you... Read more »
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The Problem in Hispanic and Black Communities.

Posted by youngman, 1 Reply
Why is it that the Hispanic and African American Communities here in the United States are being hit the hardest with the HIV/AIDS problem. Is it possible because prevention and awareness is not a concern to our government, or is it another factor?... Read more »

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 COMMUNITY: NOT INVESTIGATING TO FIND OUT WHY HIV/ AIDS... Read more »

Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities:

In preface I want you to understand how fortunate I feel to live
in the United States under the care of excellent physicians and
with access to the medications I need. I have spent many hours
wondering and... 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 black community Read more »