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How Many Americans Are Affected By Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...behind only cancer and heart disease. HIV affects both younger and older women. In fact, an increase in HIVdiagnoses has been seen in older women (50 and older). Minority women, especially African-American women, are most affected.HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women aged 25 to34. Women in African-American and Hispanic communities make up only 25 percentof the US female population, yet accounted for 82 percent...
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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 Read more »

can you get hiv/aids if you.. (QTND: HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

me and my partner have been curious about trying anal sex. we are both hiv/aids free and free of any other std's. we were curious, can we get aids from anal sex even if you both are disease free?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Sweat, tears, vomit, feces, and urine do contain HIV, but have not been reported to transmit the disease (apart from two cases involving transmission from fecal matter via cut skin). Mosquitoes, fleas, and other insects do not transmit HIV. If... 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
...its share to meet the Millennium Development Goals, including halving the number of people who die of tuberculosis and/or are affected by malaria. In 2005, Obama cosponsored the International Cooperation to Meet the Millennium Development Goals... Read more »

does sodomy create HIV/AIDS?

I guess Im just pretty ignorant because of my super religious parents but, I always thought that unprotected anal sex would somehow 'create' HIV/AIDS. Is this just a wierd misconception? and if I had unprotected anal sex w my bf (and neither of us...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Sweat, tears, vomit, feces, and urine do contain HIV, but have not been reported to transmit the disease (apart from two cases involving transmission from fecal matter via cut skin). Mosquitoes, fleas, and other insects do not transmit HIV. If... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African Americans in Georgia Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS, Reports Say

...African Americans in Georgia are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, contracting the disease at more than twice the rate of whites, according to a new state health disparity report Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fifth Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Urges African Americans to "Get Tested, Get Educated, Get Involved"

...Events The goal of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is to urge African Americans to "get educated, get tested and get involved" with HIV/AIDS activities in their communities. Special events on the day include no-cost HIV testing, prayer... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Disproportionately Affected: The Impact of HIV in African-American Lives

...majority of people contracting HIV are people of color. The African-American community, in particular, is disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. While African-Americans account for just 12% of the United States population, they constitute over... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fourth Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Urges African Americans to "Get Tested, Educated, Involved"

...to CDC. The goal of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is to urge African Americans to "get educated, get tested and get involved" with HIV/AIDS in black communities. Special events on the day include: free HIV testing, prayer breakfasts,... Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...WASHINGTON - A new estimate of how many Americans have the AIDS virus puts the number at about 1.1 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. Read more »

African Americans

Posted by Darnell, 1 Reply
...It's crazy because though we are the ones most effected and affected by this Virus, we are also the ones with the least questions about it. Maybe that's what it is... Coming onto this board, I Read more »

My story

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...90% of latex condom in 60 seconds and allows HIV to pass through, then I find that 1 in 50 of black population in American is affected with HIV compare with 1 in 300 for general population...hiv infection rate in some of the inner city area in... Read more »

Affecting factor for HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...piriton) will prevent the body from producing antibody...right?? Will someone take this medicine getting the -ve result for HIV even he/she is inflected. IF yes, need he/she stop to have those medicine for 3 months before take the blood test so... Read more »