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Hiv Brothers On The Down Low

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Seattle Treatment Education Project

Brother-to-Brother Receives Funds to Raise Awareness About HIV Vaccine Research in Hard-to-Reach Populations

Seattle -- Out of 128 national and local community-based organizations, and through a highly competitive selection process, Brother-to-Brother was chosen as one of only 20 groups nationwide to receive funding to educate hard-to-reach populations... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seattle's "Down Low Barbershop Project" Teaches Patrons About HIV/AIDS

The Seattle Times on Sunday profiled the Down Low Barbershop Project, an effort by the Seattle-based groups Brother to Brother and Shear Support to educate the African-American community about HIV/AIDS. The project trains hair stylists as... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

My Kind of Life: Daddy Dearest on the Down Low

I am going to support a man living on the down low. As hard as it was for me to try to understand as I matured, and as hard as it is for me still to play along with it to this day. As hard as I struggled in therapy over it. I have come to respect... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Should I push my brother to take HIV meds?

Hi Dr. Dezube I received your e-mail regarding my brother and HIV meds. I discussed this with his Dr. and he doesn't want to HIV meds because my brother has continueous vomitting for 7-10 days following chemo. I took him to the hospital today...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear Concerned Sister: Thank you for being so supportive of your brother. Athough it is almost always preferable for HIV-lymphoma patients to take HIV meds, if your brother is having such a tough time with vomiting, then he simply won't be... Read more »

My brother is wasting away; Hospice has been brought in; Please help

My brother has been HIV positive for about 7 yrs. He has lymphoma, CMV, and his organs are failing. He was recently hospitalized for pneumia (not PCP). He is also anemic, so they put him on erythropoietin. He then developed systemic swelling from...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear concerned brother:The most important question I have is what does your brother want. It's hard for me to assess whether or not anything more can be done for him in terms of active treatment (Is his lymphoma new? has it recurred after... Read more »

VERY WELL ,VIRAL LOAD DOWN BUT CD4 LOW

DR MARK,I WAS DEDECTED HIV+ IN 1997 WITH ONLY CD4 COUNTS AT 44. AFTER THE TREATMENT OF AZT,DDI AND NORVIR,I AM VERY WELL AND MY VIRAL LOAD TESTED 5 TIMES SHOWED: (1)550 (2)650(3)3600 AND TWO TIMES INDETATABLE. BUT MY CD4 COUNTS IS NOT GOOD AT ALL...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You did not say how long you have been on this regimen. It sounds like you have had a wonderful response with respect to viral load reduction. Your T cells have doubled. It's not great, but it is something. Sometimes is may take several months... Read more »

A friend of mine is down to non-detectable levels; T-cells are still low. Why?

I am very concerned about my best friend. He tested positive for HIV in November of 2008; he was very sick, with something like 167,000 viral copies and T-cells in the single digits; he was put on Atripla immediately. His doctor just told him...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately there is no "usual timeframe" for T-cell rebound! Every case is unique due to a wide range of variables that include both host factors (age, immune integrity, concurrent infections, adherence, genetics, etc.) and viral... Read more »
Connect With Others

my brother has hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok heres the thing my brother found out he has hiv about a yr ago he says he knows where he got it but i dont think he does the thing is other than sleeping around way too much and being bisexual or gay because he has 4 daughters but has nothing... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
last year (april), my brother was diagnosed with HIV...it litterally tore our family apart. i will never forget the day i found out, it was one of the worst days of my life. when i found out, i went hysterical...the first thing i thought was "he... Read more »

These Guys On The Down Low

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
They live on the down low says J.L. King, author of the Down Low.

Well in the African American community this lifestyle is completely off the hook.

These are men who have sex with men and women---whether they are married, have a girlfriend or just a... Read more »

On the Down Low...Myth or Reality?

Posted by faithandlove, 1 Reply
Hello Everyone, I don't know, but I hope their might be some other women out there in my situation so that we can talk, share, vent, and even scream if we want to about this subject of the "Down Low" men in the African American community.

First, I... Read more »