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How Does Hiv Effects Blacks Than Any Other Race

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

...to (1) better understand those factors that drive the HIV and AIDS epidemic among African Americans in the US, (2) expand HIV testing and access to medical care, (3) develop new interventions and scale up the availability of effective interventions, and (4) mobilize African American communities to combat the HIV crisis. Some examples of CDC activities: CDC works closely with state and local health departments and community-based...
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Quercetin-Black Tea/Green Tea and Atripla

Is there any interaction between Black or Green Tea and Atripla. Both teas have the antioxidant quercetin which is supposed to help the immune system, according to The University of Michigan. Please advise!
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...to my knowledge no data on drug interaction (or effectiveness) between black or green tea and efavirenz or Atripla. If any reader knows of a reference please post. I would not expect Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anywhere from 47-70%, while the national average hovers around 20%. This is due to a variety of factors, such as low income levels, black race, drug use and using smoking as a coping mechanism. However, it's a habit that a person has some control... 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
...demonstration projects evaluating rapid HIV testing in historically black colleges and universities as well as projects to improve the effectiveness of HIV testing among black women and MSM. Conducts epidemiologic research focused on blacks,... Read more »

The More CD4s The Greater The Side Effects?

Why is it some drugs still come with a black box warning that starting treatment with more then 350cells/ml can increase the chances of adverse side effects?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...medications, the opposite appears to be the case. The lower the CD4 count, the greater the risk of developing drug-related side effects or toxicity (like anemia, pancreatitis, kidney injury, etc).Hope this helps,BY Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Effective HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education Efforts Needed to Reach Black, Hispanic Girls, Women, Letter Says

...teenage girls" has a sexually transmitted infection, but the "infection rate for black girls is 48%," according to Gardner. More "effective education, prevention and outreach that reaches" girls "where they are" is needed, Gardner writes, adding... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Black MSM More Than Twice as Likely as Other MSM to Be HIV-Positive; Social Networks Effective for Testing, Studies Show

...them to focus on in-depth network interviews with recruiters, establishing rapport and trust and coaching recruiters on how to effectively refer network associates for counseling, testing and referral," the researchers write. According to CDC's... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...hardest part of adjusting to life with HIV isn't the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. In parts of the world where effective HIV treatment is readily available, HIV is now considered a chronic disease, much like diabetes. But unlike... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prison Time Among Black Males Might Account for Rise in Number of HIV/AIDS Cases Among Blacks, Study Says

...among black males over this period explain a substantial share of the racial disparity in AIDS infection" (Johnson/Raphael, "The Effects of Male Incarceration Dynamics on AIDS Infection Rates Among African-American Women and Men," July 2005). ... Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...HIV/AIDS. In this role, the Manager, Health Programs will execute a multi-pronged strategy with the goal of identifying the most effective road map for Black church leaders based on the frontline experiences of NAACP faith leaders to reverse the... Read more »

Black Swan Theory/Event

Posted by Impossible
...status. More generally, decision theory, based on a fixed universe or a model of possible outcomes, ignores and minimizes the effect of events that are "outside model". For instance, a simple model of daily stock market returns may include... Read more »

Feeling effects of stigmatization towards HIV/AIDS

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
...Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/ Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...tattooing in prison, older age (i.e., age of >26 years at date of interview), having served >5 years of the current sentence, black race, and having a body mass index (BMI) of <25.4 kg/m2 on entry into prison. Findings from the... Read more »