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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Hiv In African-americans

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

... African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term,
Ask the Experts

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 resource?
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 Read more »

Concerned about risk/living with roommate with significant hiv risk

Dear Dr. Bob, first i just want to say the work you do on here is amazing. you really do make a difference dr. bob!! I am a college student and one of my roommates is in a couple of risk categories fro hiv (african american, gay and occasionally...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,First off, I must point out that being African American and being gay are not lifestyle choices! Neither race or sexual orientation is a choice!Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially Read more »

African Americans

Just wondering I am a WM HIV+ for about a year now. Last year I hooked up with a african american girl and we ahd unprotected sex (that was before I knew I was infected).She is just now getting tested, because it took some work tracking her down....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No. The risk factors are the same for everyone. Unprotected sex and injection drug use are responsible for transmitting HIV. Read more »


Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...The Centers for Disease Control is a great place to start. Go to and then click on the sites dealing with HIV/AIDS. Another really good source for information regarding HIV in the African-American community can be found at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fighting HIV Among African Americans

... HIV is a crisis in African American communities, threatening the health, well-being and potential of African American men and women of all ages in the United States. Read more »
The Body

Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

...there doing it every day, though, so to those who are recently diagnosed, you are certainly not alone. Over the years, dozens of African Americans -- HIV-positive folks and people working in the HIV field -- have shared experiences and advice for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Murder Mystery Film to Highlight HIV Among African Americans

... On Feb. 22, actor-filmmaker Bill Duke will debut "Cover," a murder mystery that touches on the impact of HIV/AIDS in the African-American community. The film stars include Louis Gossett Jr., Vivica A. Fox, Patti LaBelle, and Mya. Besides Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hit by HIV, African-American Women Reach In to Cope, Out to Empower

... AIDS workers say many factors contribute to HIV's disproportionate impact on African-American women. "But really what is happening doesn't have anything to do with race," said Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

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 Read more »

Looking for interviews with young black women

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi Out There: My name is Nandi Pointer and I'm a freelance writer. I'm writing an article about HIV and African-American women and I hoping to find a couple of women to speak with who are living with the disease. As a Black Read more »