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Hiv In Black People

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What Is HIV?

...by sharing needles or other equipment used to inject drugs. Who Gets HIV? Anybody can get HIV . HIV is a virus; once it gets into your body, it can make you sick. It does so if you are rich or poor; 14 years old or 70; black or white; gay or straight; married or single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts you at risk for HIV. How Long Does It Take to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and...
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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 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
...abstinence-only education."Finally we have a president who gets it," said California Rep. Barbara Lee , chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus and author of legislation (HR 1551) aimed at providing more comprehensive sex and disease... Read more »

6months till 6years hiv testing. Anoher incident pls help

Hi Dr.Bob, Do u remember me,I'm not Josh(haha). Firstly, pls forgive my poor English agn. My another incident, 1 and half week ago. I had a very minor accident, so i go to police station make report. Before i report got one person making report. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Not Josh (ha ha),Your HIV risk is completely nonexistent. Yes, you are being paranoid. Testing is not warranted.If Bush were any dumber he'd have to be 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
...abstinence-only education."Finally we have a president who gets it," said California Rep. Barbara Lee , chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus and author of legislation (HR 1551) aimed at providing more comprehensive sex and disease... Read more »
Articles
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It's Time to Demand Respect for Black People With HIV, Activist Declares

...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 and long-time HIV activist, was one of those who spoke. Here is the text of her... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Young People Help Make a Movie About Blacks and HIV/AIDS

...in a film project dealing with HIV. Tamira, who considered herself a nerd, had dreams that reached beyond her struggling, all-Black Westinghouse High School, located in one of Pittsburgh's poorest neighborhoods. Scores of her peers declined to... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Black People and the Search for an HIV Vaccine

... Last week [August 15, 2005], BlackAIDS.org reported on a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases survey that found a majority of African Americans Read more »
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Reaching the Right People With the Right Tools for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

...was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. I recently had a conversation with LaMont " Montee " Evans of Healthy Black Communities to talk about plans for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) . On February 7, 2010, the... Read more »
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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 Read more »

I KNOW YOUR OUT THERE

Posted by fancy, 3 Replies
...I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF HIV + BLACK MALES AND FEMALES. WHERE ARE YOU AT PEOPLE ...LETS CONNECT. OR IS EVERYBODY STILL IN DENIAL? Read more »

THE GREATEST THREAT TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Posted by deeva, 6 Replies
...DENIAL,ITS A GAY WHITE MAN"S DISEASE,STIGMA ,HYPOCRTICAL BLACK LEADERS: JESSE JACKSON AND AL SHARPTON COME TO MIND! THE BLACK CHURCH:YOU"RE A SINNER THATS WHY YOU HAVE IT! APATHY OF THE WHOLE Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...Wolitski said in a telephone interview. The CDC report reinforced previous findings that the epidemic disproportionately affects blacks of both sexes as well as gay and bisexual men. As the number of people living with HIV grows, so does the... Read more »