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How Many Americans Are Affected By Hiv

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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 on HIV/AIDS, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. In... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

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

In the past 10 years, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in this country has shifted. Today, the majority of people contracting HIV are people of color. The African-American community, in particular, is disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. While... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines How Central American Free Trade Agreement Could Affect Access to Antiretroviral Drugs

The Los Angeles Times on Friday examined HIV/AIDS advocates' concerns that the Central American Free Trade Agreement could affect access to antiretroviral drugs. Generic versions of antiretroviral drugs are the "main weapon" against HIV/AIDS in... Read more »
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HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as in the neck or armpit, and does this then become a reproduction factory for HIV with an abundance of T-cells coming from the gland? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. HIV infects cells of the immune system called CD4 cells. There are many CD4 cells inside the lymph nodes. These cells can also be found all throughout the body.When HIV enters a CD4 cell, the cell itself becomes a... Read more »

Crystal Meth and affects on HIV

I contribute my HIV status to the use of Crystal Meth. As if that isnt enough to encourage someone to stop, I havent been so open to the notion. Im an educated 34 year old man who has been blessed in some many ways, but Ive been secretly dealing...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
We know that crystal methamphetamine has adverse effects on the behavior of people who use it. It is clearly associated with higher levels of unsafe sex, and increased risk for HIV infection among people who use it regularly.According to a study in... Read more »

what can people do to help you and others affected by HIV

Dr. Bob, I have been looking through this forum for a while now and am really touched by the work that you do. I really do and i speak from my heart. Instead of being upset at the world after your infection you are out there helping people cope with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thank you for your very kind comments. What's my secret to being so optimistic about life??? Gosh, I'm not sure I have one. I just feel our very temporary existence on this incredible planet, including our very lives, loves, sex... Read more »

Americans can't get HIV drugs?

Hey Doc,I just heard on talk radio that some Americans can't get HIV drugs even when they really need them. That can't be true is it? If so it's shameful!Used to be Bush supporter, but not any more-guy!...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Used to be Bush supporter, but not any more-guy,Yes, it is both shameful and true. Despite billions being wasted in Iraq, the number of HIV-positive Americans who have no access to life-sustaining antiretroviral drugs continues to grow. Nearly... 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.

The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV... 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 expected to see more posts by US...but much to my... Read more »

Aids in the American Family

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband was diagnosed with AIDS in December of 1999. I have done all that is humanly possible to get him the best drs and provide him loving and sympathetic care through all the opportunistic infections he has survived through. We have 2... Read more »

Affecting factor for HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I heard that some anti-allergic medicine (i.e 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... Read more »