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Impact Of Hiv Among African American Males Incarcerated

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...have the overall highest HIV diagnosis rate (6.3%) of any group in the state, higher than that of MSM (4.8%). Over half of these cases are in the San Francisco Bay Area; one-third are in Los Angeles and Southern California. African Americans bear the greatest HIV burden among the state's transgender persons, with the highest rate of HIV diagnosis (28.6%). HIV Risk Among Transgenders Transgender persons face myriad challenges that place...
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Does Hep C impact HIV seroconversion / window period?

I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting information on the internet regarding whether coinfection would delay HIV seroconversion. Several sites and articles are stating that it would, but they all cite a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There is much confusion about this point.The CDC recommends that health care workers who are exposed to a HIV/HCV coinfected patients get HIV testing at baseline, six, and 12 weeks after exposure. However, if - and only if - the healthcare Read more »

Difference between HIV impact and hereditary issues?

Hello. I am female, 32yrs old, and have been HIV+ since 1990 (based on history, though I was not tested until 1998.) When I tested + (and at that time we did the double-test-to-confirm) I immediately began meds - but they nearly killed me... then...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...It is very unlikely that any of the stuff that has come after HIV is HIV infection related, except for the thrush and recurrent pneumonia. I can't comment on why various tests were negative or Read more »

Incarcerated

My Husband was diagnosed with AIDS(CD4 count below 200)in June of 1999. He was put on sustiva/combivir. He had several breaks in taking the medication. Partially in part to use of Crack Cocaine. While maintaining a CD4 count above 200. Just...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...high cholesterol and high blood pressure may be quite easily treated and should not be looked upon as a significant sign of HIV disease progression. I think though that you really need to have this discussion with his HIV care provider who has... Read more »

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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Book Unites the African-American Community Against AIDS

...HIV transmission among incarcerated black males and heterosexuals who engage in risky behavior. "Collectively, these all put African Americans in a battle that we cannot win, that is, until the discussion begins," he said. Other contributors... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV Infection Among Women in Prison: Considerations for Care

...incarcerated women are mothers and were the custodial parent of a minor child prior to incarceration. In 1998, 70% of women in jails, 65% of women in state prisons, and 59% of women in Federal prisons had at least one child under the age of 18 at... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

The African American HIV University: Breaking Myths About HIV

...University director, William Strain. (Photo by Brian Bradley) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans now account for nearly half of all new AIDS cases in the U.S., although they make up 12 percent of... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Fighting HIV in Communities of Color

...infected, increasing the chance they will engage in risky behavior. A study by K. Choi and colleagues found that 85% of the gay male API population in San Francisco felt they were not likely to get HIV, and 95% felt unlikely to transmit HIV. ... 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 »

Is there a Financial Impact to having HIV?

Posted by westernbear69, 1 Reply
...Just wondering what the financial impact of having hiv is in The USA. I have noticed that a few of the posts from The USA talk a lot about the financial impact. Being 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 »

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 »