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Hiv In African American Teens

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

...following are the proportions of persons in whom HIV infection did not progress to AIDS within 12 months after diagnosis of HIV infection: 81% of persons aged 15-24 70% of persons aged 13-14 61% of all persons African Americans were disproportionately affected by HIV infection, accounting for 55% of all HIV infections reported among persons aged 13-24. 2 Young men who have sex with men (MSM), especially those of...
Ask the Experts

hiv/aids blacks

why are blacks more affected by hiv/aids then any other race
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...it is recognized early. For this reason, in order to get ahead of this epidemic, all adults (aged 13 to 64), especially all African Americans, should ask for an HIV test. Knowing ones status is the only way to protect yourself (by getting... Read more »

HIV/AIDS (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

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
...people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection rates remain alarmingly high among young people, women, African Americans, and Hispanics. Women are at least twice as likely to contract HIV through vaginal sex with infected... Read more »

can you get hiv if (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

if 3 male virgins all HIV negative have anal sex multiple times could they get HIV ?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection rates remain alarmingly high among young people, women, African Americans, and Hispanics. Women are at least twice as likely to contract HIV through vaginal sex with infected... Read more »

how does HIV create? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

if two or different guy's sperm get(both the guy r not havng AIDS,or other diseases) mixed does it originate HIV virus or something like that,like other virus???i mean does it create other virus or something dangerous????one of my friend is very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection rates remain alarmingly high among young people, women, African Americans, and Hispanics. Women are at least twice as likely to contract HIV through vaginal sex with infected... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/STD Risk Reduction Interventions for African American and Latino Adolescent Girls at an Adolescent Medicine Clinic

...health control-intervention participants. "Skill-based HIV/STD interventions can reduce sexual risk behaviors and STD rate among African American and Latino adolescent girls in clinic settings," the authors concluded. Back to other news for May... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Profiles AIDS Among African Americans, Youths in Missouri, Illinois

...The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday examined the growing problem of AIDS among African Americans in Missouri and Illinois. In Missouri, blacks represented 44% of the total number of AIDS cases but only 12% of the state's Read more »
The Body

Top African-American HIV Activist Calls for "National AIDS Strategy" in United States

...government is doing something about it. In the United States, among all teenagers with HIV and AIDS, 65 percent are African-American teens, and my government is doing very little, if anything, about it. The U.S. federal effort, in many ways, is... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Link Between Poverty and HIV Helps Explain Disproportionate Number of Blacks Infected

...shift more resources to groups that need them the most. In addition to high-risk groups, such as men having sex with men and African Americans, poverty will now be looked at as a major risk factor. The federal government spends more than $19... Read more »
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new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
...Hey all, Have you heard about this new documentary by Claudia Pryor entitled "Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at... Read more »

African American Teen

Posted by Anonymous
...Iam in Need of African American Teens who are HIV positive and willing to help other teens understand the risks of HIV transmission.If you are willing to take Read more »

Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...chapters in 50 states and approximately 250,000 membersthe NAACP has played a critical leadership role in advancing the rights of African Americans and evolving American democracy in ways that are relevant to the lives of all Americans. The... Read more »

African Americans

Posted by Darnell, 1 Reply
...my thesis on: Strategies and Approaches of the Transformative Leader in the Fight against HIV/AIDS among High Risk Minority Youth... If anyone would like to be surveyed for this or help with this, please let me know. email:... Read more »