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Hiv In African American Teens

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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 part in a forum being held on March 9th 2001. Please contact me at fbchivmin@hotmail.com

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New African/African American Meeting Place Online

Posted by Anonymous
Greetings,

We have started a new HIV/AIDS website dedicated to African/African Americans. We currently have the ability
for users to add blogs, post information that is of use to the
community and hiv dating. We need your assistance in getting this... Read more »

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 all... Read more »

Question for African American Women

Posted by sadiesmom, 2 Replies
Do you feel you have good support from your church? My daughter is living with HIV and although the members of my congregation have been supportive, I have not been satisfied with the spiritual leaders. I just read an article that summarizes my... Read more »

ATTENTION! ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS WOMEN

Posted by POZGAL43, 1 Reply
THIS IS A TIME FOR ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN TO SPECIALLY TO SIT DOWN AND TAKE NOTES ON THESE TITLES THAT WE SO-CALLED OURSELVES TODAY.SINGLE,MARRIED,OR SHACKING WITH SOMEONE SO,LADIES I`AM POZGAL43 AND I CAN TOUCH ON EACH ONE OF THESE... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS among african american women

I'm doing a research paper on African American women who are or at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS. I'm looking for any statistics related to the subject. Do you know of any information on this or could you direct me to a good...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A good start for the statistics would be the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov... Read more »

Gay teens vs. Straight teens: Whose more at risk for HIV?

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. In regard to teens (Gay and Straight) getting HIV:Because HIV infection (without being diagnosed with AIDS) is not a reportable condition in many places (as of October 1998), we do not currently have a lot of data to... Read more »

prevelance of OIs in African American women

Is there any OI'S that are more prevalent among African American women with HIV?...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
HIV infected African American women have the same risks for OI's as other s with HIV infections; these risks are determined in large part by the integrity of the immune system as measured by CD 4 T cell numbers; JLS.... Read more »

African Americans and skin discoloration

Greetings, I am a 27 year old African American living with HIV for over 10 years now. I have been on meds for over 2 years, but around December of 2003 I began to notice that my skin was beginning to get darker. Since then I have gone from what some...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen that in both African-American and African patients. Generally I have attributed it to AZT but perhaps other NRTI drugs could cause that. Some other diseases (liver, iron overload-etc) can cause that so your HIV doc and skin doc may... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African Americans Account for More Than Half of New U.S. HIV Cases Reported Annually, Report Says

African Americans make up more than half of new HIV cases reported in the United States annually but represent only 13% of the general U.S. population, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Black AIDS Institute , the AP/ Monterey County... Read more »
TheBody.com

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

On Aug. 4, a panel of African-American HIV community leaders held an emotional press conference in which they expressed frustration and anger about the lack of attention being paid to the HIV epidemic among U.S. blacks. Pernessa Seele, the head of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC-Funded California Program Achieves High Rates of Chlamydia Screening in High School Health Centers; Highest Infection Rates Found Among African-American Teens

Previous studies have shown that young women aged 15 to 19 have the highest rates of chlamydia infection in the country, and CDC recommends that all sexually active women age 25 and under be screened for chlamydia every year (and more frequently if... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

On the Front Lines: Fighting HIV/AIDS in African-American Communities

The spread of AIDS among blacks and Latinos is a "public health emergency. . . . The complexion of the epidemic has changed. Increasingly it is becoming an epidemic of color." -- Dr. David Satcher, U.S. Surgeon General October 29, 1998 A... Read more »