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Hiv In Black People

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It's Time to Demand Respect for Black People With HIV, Activist Declares

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. Sheryl Lee Ralph, an actress... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Black Women Least Likely Among HIV-Positive People in Palm Beach County, Fla., to Seek Treatment, Study Says

HIV-positive black women are the "least likely" among all HIV-positive people living in Palm Beach County, Fla., to seek medical care and treatment, mostly because of socioeconomic factors, fear, stigma and misconceptions about the disease,... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Ending AIDS In Black America: Step Two -- HIV-Positive People Must Come Out

Last week I called on HIV-positive people to be more public about their HIV status, and for all of us -- HIV positive and negative alike -- to work to create an environment in which it's easier to do so. An estimated 1.1 million of the roughly 300... Read more »
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
Thanks for your question. In the United States, blacks and other people of color are affected by HIV/AIDS out of proportion to their makeup of the population. The major reason for this is that HIV is, itself, an opportunistic infection. HIV takes... Read more »

Ding Dong Injury- Can people trust the rapid hiv tests? (Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims)

DR Greetings and well wishes!! I hope your having a fabulous evening!! First let me tell you that you give hope to the hopeless. Thats power!! Here is my story. I tested negative at 96 days with the finger prick test. I then went back and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually, it was indeed a fabulous evening! I spent it having dinner with two of my favorite people: Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim and New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Rich!Regarding your ding-dong problem, the blowjob actually bruised... Read more »

Black Light Special

Hi Dr. Bob!! Before I ask my question I just wanted to take a minute to thank you so much for the wonderful service you do for so many people across the United States and around the world. You are an angel! The way you handle everyone's...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Betty Blacklight,Thank you for your very kind comments. Now on to your questions:1. Incident 1. Yes, I agree, your 14-week negative test is definitive and conclusive.2. Incident 2. Dry docking fully dressed carries absolutely no risk of HIV... Read more »

Black Spots: Does it Mean I have AIDS?

I have brother who is HIV +. He is only using feed supplements at the moment. He recently started developing some black spots on his skin (forhead, chest, and back). They do not pain him but make him uncomfortable, as he is worried that he may be...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Changes in the skin are a concern for all of us regardless of whether or not we have underlying health problems. You raise two different issues in your question. Let's talk about these "black spots" first.There are many different... Read more »
Connect With Others

Blacks and Hiv

Posted by paula5122, 1 Reply
How do black hiv american recieve support? Are you connected with other black hiv people in your community? How can I find support in the black community Read more »

Black gay guy HIV+

Posted by Jaybee123, 3 Replies
I'm a black gay guy and I always wanted to be a dad. In 2010, I met a lesbian friend who wanted to be a mom too. I went for blood test and that's when I was told that I'm HIV+. That time I wanted to kill myself because it was the time I came out. I... Read more »

a place for HIV poz people to come and cill...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a 43 yo black male living in NYC, and I was diagnosed with HIV 4 years ago when I was hospitalized with PCP. While in the hospital, one of the doctors came to evaluate me for CMV while a co-worker and my lanlord were visiting me and he... Read more »

Full Blown Black Woman. Lookin for friends.

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Just 4 months ago I found out I have gone to full blown status after being HIV positive for an estimate of 13 years. Considering I am only in my early 30's. So I have lost out on so much in life yet I have gained alot. Im a professional african... Read more »