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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Conference Targets HIV in Communities of Color

The HIV epidemic in communities of color will be the focus of a Sept. 15-16 conference hosted by the Boston AIDS Consortium. Some 300 people from across the state are expected to attend. "I think it's going to be a great opportunity for consumers... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Fighting HIV in Communities of Color

African-Americans By Daryl J. Cochrane, MPA and Lyndel Urbano Asians By Vincent Du Latinos By Oscar Raúl López Native Peoples By Elton Naswood and Harlan Pruden Introduction Effective HIV prevention requires a variety of tools and... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV Prevention, Young Gay Men of Color and the Fourth Wave of HIV Activism

Jeremiah Johnson HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is a virus without an agenda -- anyone can contract it, and we are all on what medical professionals call the "continuum of risk." Unless you're talking about abstinence or masturbation, almost... Read more »
Ask the Experts

hair color and HIV antibody test result.

Dear Dr. Conway, I have a very itchy scalp, for which I use OLUX foam. Some times because of the scratching, my scalp breaks and some times even bleeds on my pillow. It is very uncomfortable. On top of it I used the hair color because i have white...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
For the HIV antibody test to be falsely negative, you would need to be taking a potent, systemic immunosuppressant for a good length of time. What you are doing would not affect the test result and you can rely on it to be valid. If the test is... Read more »

Is my fatty tissue above the color bone HIV related? If so should I start HIV medicines.

I'm 60 and have been HIV and a non progress-or now since the first tests in the late 1980's. Over the last two years I have been getting lumps, 2 on my back and 2 on my breasts and above each color bone areas. I have had ultra sounds, cat...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Bill thanks for your question.These fatty deposits seem unrelated to having HIV. They are called lipomas and many people get them, especially as we get older. The timing of when to start meds, especially since you have such a low viral load... Read more »

WOMEN OF COLOR

I HAVE A SMALL QUESTION MY HUSBAND HAS HIV WITH DEFINING AIDS HE IS A BLACK MALE AND I AM A WHITE FEMALE MY QUESTION I,VE READ WHERE WOMEN OF COLOR ARE MORE PRONE TO HIV THEN WHITE WOMEN WHY IS THAT ARE WE GENETICALLY THE SAME. BY THE WAY I HAVE...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
In some areas, HIV is more prevalent in people of color than in Caucasians. This is probably due to exposure rather than a big difference in the susceptibility of different racial groups to infection. There are some rare individuals who have... Read more »

semen color

I have what probably is a stupid question but here goes.I have been HIV+ for over 19 years and on meds for 8 years. Currently,I am on combivir and viramune. Up until a year or so ago I was on norvir, fortavase, videx, and another one. I can't...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That issue/problem comes up fairly frequently. I am usually at a loss to pin down the cause in the setting of stable HIV meds and decent clinical status. Sometimes a dark color can be due to blood which often appears for unclear reasons.... Read more »
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Women of Color & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a graduate student looking to hear more about the experiences of Women of Color and HIV/AIDS. I am wondering if you notice more of a stigma because of race, differences in availability to treatments, communty/family acceptance...really... Read more »

Men of Color and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
I am a graduate student looking to hear more about the experiences of Men of Color and HIV/AIDS. I am wondering if you notice more of a stigma because of race, differences in availability to treatments, communty/family acceptance...really anything... Read more »

People of Color and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Jgrimes
I am a graduate student looking to hear more about the experiences of People of Color and HIV/AIDS. I am wondering if you notice more of a stigma because of race, differences in availability to treatments, communty/family acceptance...really... Read more »

Gay Men of Color Policy Initiative Manager

Posted by Anonymous
Gay Men of Color Policy Initiative Manager
Responsible for the overall development, coordination and implementation of NMACs gay men of color policy initiative and stigma project.
Conduct background research on HIV related stigma and its impact on... Read more »