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Hiv In The African Community

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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, confdential, name-based HIV reporting.
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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 this is that HIV is, itself, an opportunistic infection. Read more »

Reseach paper

Im doing an essay for a collage class and in tryin to disprove the fact that Hiv in the Afican Community is souly cause by male to male sexual intercorse could you please give me a few other leading cause to research more
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Sorry, but I can't (won't) write your research paper for you. However, if HIV/AIDS was solely caused by male-to-male sexual transmission, how would someone explain all the HIV-positive African women and Read more »

Can she be positive

I am(57yrs) in Zimbabwe, got sick a few days ago, i went to the doctor and was told i am HIV positive, i have not been sexually active for 8yrs, is this even possible, also if i really am then i am in trouble because, there is no medication. What...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...technical or clerical error. If you are confirmed to be HIV positive, you need to see a physician who is experienced in treating HIV/AIDS. Medications are scarce in Zimbabwe, but international aid groups are making progress to increase the... Read more »

BLACK WOMEN AIDS AND GAY OR BISEXUAL BLACK MEN?

I WANT TO KNOW WHERE I CAN GET INFORMATION ON THE AIDS RISING EPIDEMIC AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN, WHY BLACK MEN ARE SLEEPING WITH BOTH WOMEN AND MEN AND INFECTING BLACK WOMEN?
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 http://www.cdc.gov 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 »
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HIV Health Promotion for African Communities in the U.K.

...the large African population in the London area. As a result of these efforts, calls to the U.K. government-sponsored African AIDS Helpline increased 50 percent. Lessons learned from the collaboration included a reemphasis for both public and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing for African Communities in London: Learning From Experiences in Kenya

...through analysis of the transcripts of the discussions and the workshop. While participants indicated that a community-based HIV VCT service would be acceptable to African communities in London, they also identified several barriers to its use.... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

GMHC Applauds Congressman Rangel for Introducing Legislation to Address HIV in African-American Communities

...(MSM), and women. "Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) congratulates Congressman Rangel on his leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS," said Marjorie J. Hill, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer at GMHC. "This landmark legislation will make significant... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alarming Spread of HIV in Southern African Development Community Military: Mozambican Defense Official

... The pace of HIV's spread is "extremely worrying" among military personnel in Southern African Development Community member states, Mozambique's Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS has... Read more »

THE GREATEST THREAT TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Posted by deeva, 6 Replies
...MIND! THE BLACK CHURCH:YOU"RE A SINNER THATS WHY YOU HAVE IT! APATHY OF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY: NOT INVESTIGATING TO FIND OUT WHY HIV/ AIDS IS DISPROPOTIONATELY AFECTING OUR COMMUNITY! WHY IT APPEARS TO BE A CREATED ENTITY (MAN-MADE)! BIASNESS... 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 Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Peter Staley formerly of AIDSMEDS (now owned by Poz Magazine) agrees with the new LA Public Service Announcements that stress HIV is a gay disease. Here is the article that critizes these ads. HIV Ads Embrace, and Stun, Audience By Sharon... Read more »