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How Does Hiv Effects Blacks Than Any Other Race

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rate of New HIV Infections Among Blacks in South Carolina Six Times Higher Than Among Other Races, Health Department Estimates Find

The rate of new HIV infections among blacks in South Carolina was six times higher than among all other races combined in 2006, according to new estimates released Friday by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control , the... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Race Still Matters: Race, Poverty and AIDS in Black America

Photo Credit Ann Ragland. Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study titled "Communities in Crisis: Is There a Generalized HIV Epidemic in Impoverished Urban Areas of the United States." The study is the third in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Specific Adverse Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy Vary Depending on Race, Gender, Study Says

Although the overall rate of adverse events among HIV-positive people initiating antiretroviral treatment does not differ significantly among different races and genders, there are significant differences in the incidence of specific adverse events,... Read more »
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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. HIV takes... Read more »

Is this black marks Kaposi Sarcoma or a Truvada or Alluvia side effect?

Attachment 040 is a photo of his right leg with the newly presented discolouration and 041 is a photo of his left arm with discoloration from the first time he had a reaction to ARV for comparison purposesQuestion: His regime has been changed a few...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Attachments arent available- complicated history with frustrating skin problems that could have been exacerbated by some of the prior medications, immune reconstitution and other concurrent factors. Skin coloration from Aluvia (Kaletra in US) +... Read more »

relationship between ages, race and HIV mothers breastfeeding

Is there a pattern in the ages of the HIV positive mothers who breastfeed their babies? Is there a particular race that tends to do this more than another?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
In the Unites States HIV positive mothers (regardless of age and race) are strongly advised not to breastfeed their babies. In the poorer developing countries, particularly in Africa, breastfeeding among HIV infected women is nearly universal at... Read more »

Bike racing and HIV

Hi There! I was reading your response to another question and the words jumped out of the page at me: "I am an ex-cyclist." So I thought you would be the best person to ask my question. I am passionate about mountain biking and have done...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Great to hear from other cyclists out there. Yes, I'm an ex-competitive cyclist, having spent many years on the circuit.Assuming that your HIV health (CD4 count) and diet are good, I don't see any problem with your... Read more »
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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 »

Proof that AIDS is a race-specific bio-weapoon.

Posted by Sojuro, 1 Reply
Throughout the 1960's and 1970's, the United States was involved a EUGENICS programs in which AFRICAN AMERICANS, and others deemed as 'undesireables' were being INVOLUNTARILY SYSTEMATICALY STERILIZED to quell their population growth... Read more »

time is racing....

Posted by still_here, 6 Replies
by so quickly lately. i woke up a few weeks ago & suddenly realized that there really isn't a better time than the present. i was struck with the realization that my best friend in the whole world is moving 3 hours away from me... in June....... Read more »

Black Swan Theory/Event

Posted by Impossible
So I saw a question on the safe sex and prevention forums making a reference to the Black Swan Theory. I had to look it up.

"First, it is an outlier, as it lies outside the realm of regular expectations, because nothing in the past can convincingly... Read more »