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Hiv In The Black Community

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: NAACP Sponsors Roundtable Forum on AIDS/HIV in Black Community With Local Pastors

The local NAACP branch hosted a June 10 roundtable discussion in Fort Lauderdale on the impact of HIV/AIDS in the black community. The event, held at the Mizell Center, is part of an NAACP 10-city informational tour funded by a Gilead Sciences... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"More Vigorous" Leadership by Black Public Officials Needed to Fight HIV/AIDS Within Black Community, Opinion Piece Says

Although the HIV/AIDS epidemic has "taken hold in black America," the disease "can be prevented and sent packing," Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) writes in a Louisiana Weekly opinion piece. According to Norton, blacks comprise 12% of the... 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" report ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

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 »

Why don't my black brothers wise up?

Dr. Bob,I'm an African-American HIV poz guy who used to be your patient before I moved to LA. Biggest mistake of my life. You can't believe how much I miss having you as my doc. Anyway, several of my friends here actually believe HIV was a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Why don't Blacks wise up? I'm not sure that's the real issue. Why don't Americans wise up would be more accurate. Yes, it's true some polls have shown 30% of African Americans believe that AIDS was a U.S. Government... Read more »

HIV+ and HEPc + in a small community

Hello dr...i live in a very small isolated community. I've been here for about 8 years now and expected to have left here long before now. On Aril/99 i found i was + for hiv and hepc. I have my family here that are very supportive, but i feel...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
No one but yourself can or should offer any suggestions about making this big decision. This is what being an adult is all about. All you can do is talk with people you trust and evaluate all the pros and cons. If you are really having trouble... Read more »
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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 COMMUNITY: NOT INVESTIGATING TO FIND OUT WHY HIV/ AIDS... Read more »

The Problem in Hispanic and Black Communities.

Posted by youngman, 1 Reply
Why is it that the Hispanic and African American Communities here in the United States are being hit the hardest with the HIV/AIDS problem. Is it possible because prevention and awareness is not a concern to our government, or is it another factor?... 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 black community Read more »

HIV/AIDS in Black America: The Uphill Battle

Posted by bartleby
"Black Americans account for only 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet they account for 52 percent of all new HIV infections each year. It's official: Regardless of race, we cannot afford to be in denial and believe that HIV is a white, gay... Read more »