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Anemia

...life-threatening anemia. Normal levels are at least 12 for women and at least 14 for men. Overall, women have lower levels of HGB. So do very old and very young people. More African-Americans have anemia than people in other ethnic groups. What Causes Anemia? The bone marrow produces red blood cells. This process requires iron, the vitamins B 12 and folic acid (or folate). Erythropoietin (EPO) stimulates the production of red blood...
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Ethnicity and HIV

Is it known whether a person's ethnicity plays a part in the rate of HIV progression? I just read a post where a guy states that his doctor in LA informed him that he was probably a slow progressor given his great lab results over time and his...
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
...no data to suggest this, other than caucasians have a higher likelihood of having mutations in cell co-receptors that allow HIV to gain entry into cells. If a person has two copies of this mutation, then it is unlikely they will get infected. If... Read more »

3rd time asking: My test results, my thanks, my reflection, my question (hope that you answer me)

Dr Bob.First please excuse me for my bad english.I only want to say to you thanks. You never replied my questions, but the info that you provide was tooo usefull for me. Today I took mi test results at 83 days post exposure, and it was Negative,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello J and Colombia,First and foremost, WOO-HOO! Yes, your 83-day negative test is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how!Second, thank you for your very kind words. They are very much appreciated. I'm sorry to Read more »

segments of population affected

Which segments of the population are most affected by the AIDS epidemic?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...(especially in "Westernized" countries) Children of HIV infected mothers (especially in "Developing" countries) Every race/ethnic group (Whites/Blacks/Hispanics/Asians/American Indians etc.) Every socio-economic group (from the very rich... Read more »

Ethnicity and metabolism effect on HIV progression?

I am 40 years old, African-American male,HIV+ Cd 375 and Vl 32,000 diagnoised two months ago, most likely contracted disease two years ago. This seems as though the virus has developed quickly? My concern is the progression of the HIV in African...
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
...There is no data to suggest that ethnicity or race affects one's response to HIV treatment. There have been a few retrospective studies looking at whether ethnicity affects HIV disease progression. the data Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Epidemic Spreading Within Honduran Ethnic Group Garifuna

...HIV/AIDS is spreading among people in Honduras, particularly within the ethnic group Garifuna, Reuters reports. About 1.5% of the seven million people in Honduras are living with HIV/AIDS, according to the United Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Disparities in Diagnoses of HIV Infection Between Blacks/African Americans and Other Racial/Ethnic Populations -- 37 States, 2005-2008

... Since early in the HIV epidemic, blacks/African Americans have been disproportionately affected, the report authors noted. Drawing on data from the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update to Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diagnoses of HIV/AIDS -- 33 States, 2001-2005

...United States. 1 This report updates HIV/AIDS diagnoses during 2001-2005 among black adults and adolescents and other racial/ethnic populations reported to CDC through June 2006 by 33 states ? that had used confidential, name-based... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethnic Differences in HIV Risk Behaviors Among Methadone-Maintained Women Receiving Contingency Management for Cocaine Use Disorders

...behaviors than African-American women," the authors concluded. "CM for cocaine use reduces risky drug use behaviors, but certain ethnic groups may benefit from additional targeted HIV prevention efforts." Back to other news for October 2008 ... Read more »
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Casting Call for HIV+ Adult Men and Women

Posted by castingcall
...well as your CD4 count and viral load. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. Alexa HIV+ Adults 25yrs and up. All ethnic backgrounds are welcome Compensation - YES Photo/Video Shoot will take place in Manhattan (we do not pay for... Read more »

Casting Call for HIV+ Adult Men and Women

Posted by castingcall
...well as your CD4 count and viral load. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. Alexa HIV+ Adults 25yrs and up. All ethnic backgrounds are welcome Compensation - YES Photo/Video Shoot will take place in Manhattan (we do not pay for... Read more »

Casting Call for HIV+ Adult Men and Women

Posted by castingcall, 1 Reply
...well as your CD4 count and viral load. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. Alexa HIV+ Adults 25yrs and up. All ethnic backgrounds are welcome Compensation - YES Photo/Video Shoot will take place in Manhattan (we do not pay for... Read more »

Casting Call for HIV+ Adult Men and Women

Posted by castingcall, 1 Reply
...well as your CD4 count and viral load. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. Alexa HIV+ Adults 25yrs and up. All ethnic backgrounds are welcome Compensation - YES Photo/Video Shoot will take place in Manhattan (we do not pay for... Read more »