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How To Prevent Aids In African Americans

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Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

... African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term,
Ask the Experts

HIV/AIDS among african american women

I'm doing a research paper on African American women who are or at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS. I'm looking for any statistics related to the subject. Do you know of any information on this or could you direct me to a good resource?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A good start for the statistics would be the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov Read more »

Family Med Resident

Dr. Bob,I am a family medicine resident in a city that has a very high infection rate per CDC stats. And as reported, the great majority of those infected are African American. As part of the complete H&P I always ask my patients social hitory...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are not trying to be racist, unfortunately in one way you are, but not in the way you might think. Certainly your message to African Americans that they must take care of themselves, use condoms and get tested, because the incidence and... 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
...accomplish Future President Obama's plan to combat HIV/AIDS, not only worldwide, but domestically as well.Dr. BobHIV/AIDS Among African AmericansAugust 2008In the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is a health crisis for African Americans. At... Read more »

African Americans

Just wondering I am a WM HIV+ for about a year now. Last year I hooked up with a african american girl and we ahd unprotected sex (that was before I knew I was infected).She is just now getting tested, because it took some work tracking her down....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No. The risk factors are the same for everyone. Unprotected sex and injection drug use are responsible for transmitting HIV. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Heightened National Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis Among African Americans

... As the impact of HIV/AIDS on African Americans has grown over time, so have the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) efforts to address it. We are highly committed Read more »
The Body

Visit Our Newly Updated African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center!

...also features other resources and great articles to read, including: Profiles in Courage : First-person stories from African Americans on living, loving and fighting with HIV. Movers & Shakers : Interviews from African-American... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

On the Front Lines: Fighting HIV/AIDS in African-American Communities

...disease poses a fundamental threat to the future health, well-being, and human potential of many African-American communities. African Americans are almost ten times more likely to be diagnosed with AIDS than whites, and there is evidence that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Critical Need to Pay Attention to HIV Prevention for African Americans

...In the United States, African Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIVand AIDS. Through December 1997, CDC had received reports of 230,029 cases of AIDSamong Read more »
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new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
...Hey all, Have you heard about this new documentary by Claudia Pryor entitled "Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at... Read more »

New African/African American Meeting Place Online

Posted by Anonymous
...Greetings, We have started a new HIV/AIDS website dedicated to African/African Americans. We currently have the ability for users to add blogs, post information that is of use to the community and hiv dating. We Read more »

1 Million for South Carolina's Black Churches

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...Carolinas Black Churches October 6, 2006The South Carolina state legislature has approved $1 million to fund church-based HIV prevention efforts, the first such initiative in a U.S. state. The program, dubbed Project FAITH (Fostering AIDS... Read more »

Question for African American Women

Posted by sadiesmom, 2 Replies
...Do you feel you have good support from your church? My daughter is living with HIV and although the members of my congregation have been supportive, I have not been satisfied with the spiritual leaders. I just Read more »