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Hiv In The Black Community

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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, confdential, name-based HIV reporting. In 2006, blacks accounted for nearly half (45%)
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 Read more »

re: Magic's Wife

5 year, 60 million dollar public service campaign? Is that what you call it?lets be real... ISTANDWITHMAGIC is an ad campaign for a company that makes aids drugs. Call it a hunch that they do very little in prevention, but encourage testing.......
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Actually, I am being real. Perhaps you need to be a bit more realistic! Blacks make up 13% of the U.S. population, but account for over 50% of the new cases of HIV. The incidence rate among blacks is seven Read more »

Big Guy, Small Jacket

Dr. Bob:Thank you for your services. I'm a terrible worrier and just reading thru the posts here has helped me. I also admire you a great deal for the way you've dealt with your hardship, reminiscent of many courageous people I've known.OK, so: I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You're black! Well of course you're "pretty big down there!!!" (It's genetic, you lucky, lucky boy!)Regarding your "small jacket," relax Max! Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...leading cause of death in African-American men in the same age group. In 2005, 64 percent of women living with HIV/AIDS were black. Obama will tackle the root causes of health disparities by addressing differences in access to health coverage and... Read more »
Articles
The Body

This Month in HIV: Stopping HIV/AIDS in the Black Community

... This is Bonnie Goldman, and I'm here with Phill Wilson, executive director and founder of the Black AIDS Institute. Even though African Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV for many years, much of the black Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines National Efforts to Address HIV/AIDS in the Black Community

...celebrities and leaders" are joining up with local activists, who "have worked for decades to draw attention to the toll of HIV in the black community." Blacks account for almost half of the estimated 1.2 million U.S. residents living with HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CEO of Black AIDS Institute Discusses HIV/AIDS at Newspaper Conference; Group Releases Report Examining HIV Testing in Black Community

... Phill Wilson, CEO of the Black AIDS Institute (BAI), last week addressed the annual convention of the National Newspapers Publishers Association where he discussed Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Black AIDS Institute Executive Director Discusses HIV/AIDS Among Black Community

... PRI's " Tavis Smiley Show " recently conducted an interview with Phill Wilson, executive director of the Black AIDS Institute, where he discussed HIV/AIDS among the black community, findings from the organization's recent "Passing the Test" Read more »
Connect With Others

Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...the Black community, normalizing the conversation in the church will be a vital part of helping to: 1) reduce the incidence of HIV in the Black community; 2) ensure HIV testing is considered as a standard of health care in relationship to other... Read more »

Man who spreads lies about HIV origins

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Here's one crazy man who's spreading lies about HIV, particularly in the black community: http://www.all-natural.com/horo-3.html I guess it's easier to believe in these theories than the fact that HIV spread 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 »

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 »