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Is Hiv Virus More Stronger In Black People That White People

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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...means you can get infected with it. Immune Deficiency means a weakness in the body's system that fights diseases. Syndrome means a group of health problems that make up a disease. AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If you get infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. It will make "antibodies" -- special molecules to fight HIV. A blood test for HIV looks for these antibodies. If...
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6months till 6years hiv testing. Anoher incident pls help

Hi Dr.Bob, Do u remember me,I'm not Josh(haha). Firstly, pls forgive my poor English agn. My another incident, 1 and half week ago. I had a very minor accident, so i go to police station make report. Before i report got one person making report. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Not Josh (ha ha),Your HIV risk is completely nonexistent. Yes, you are being paranoid. Testing is not warranted.If Bush were any dumber he'd have to be Read more »

Ethnicity and HIV

Is it known whether a person's ethnicity plays a part in the rate of HIV progression? I just read a post where a guy states that his doctor in LA informed him that he was probably a slow progressor given his great lab results over time and his...
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
...but cells are infected at a lower rate. This is not in all whites but the percent with this mutation is higher in whites than blacks or other races. Read more »

HIV infection cure? Was told on CNN. What do you think? Mommy of three. (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010)

Hello my beloved Dr. Bob. I hope you are feeling wonderfully. I am writing because I came upon this article today on CNN's news page. I think I know you enough to figure out what you think about it, but truly want to hear all you have to say about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...access to and infect immune cells. The most common type of receptor is termed "CCR5." If a cell doesn't have a CCR5 receptor, HIV viruses that require this receptor are essentially locked out. Put another way, the person lacking CCR5 receptor is... Read more »

Quercetin-Black Tea/Green Tea and Atripla

Is there any interaction between Black or Green Tea and Atripla. Both teas have the antioxidant quercetin which is supposed to help the immune system, according to The University of Michigan. Please advise!
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...to my knowledge no data on drug interaction (or effectiveness) between black or green tea and efavirenz or Atripla. If any reader knows of a reference please post. I would not expect a clinically significant Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Partner Selection and HIV Risk Reduction Among Black and White Men Who Have Sex With Men

... The researchers examined differences in sexual partner selection between black and white men who have sex with men (MSM) toward the goal of better understanding how HIV status of sex partners and related Read more »
Office of National AIDS Policy

White House Meeting on Black Men and HIV

... The toll of the HIV epidemic among Black men in the United States is staggering. CDC estimates that 1 in 16 Black men will become infected with HIV in their lifetime. Read more »
AIDS Action

White House Convenes Its First HIV Meeting Specifically on Black Men

... On June 2, the White House convened its first HIV-related meeting focusing specifically on black men. According to Jeffrey Crowley, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), the meeting was one of several held Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Differences in HIV Risk Behaviors Among Black and White Men Who Have Sex With Men

... Surveillance findings consistently show that black men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately burdened by HIV/AIDS compared to white MSM. In the current study, the Read more »
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time line

Posted by Anonymous
...Francisco, also isolates a retrovirus, which he names ARV (AIDS-associated retrovirus). In 1986, a compromise name is settled upon: human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Once the virus is discovered, new discoveries occur at a rapid pace:... Read more »

Venting

Posted by Dalin, 5 Replies
...him about it and he looked me right in the eye and straight faced lied to me about it. It wasn't until I showed him proof in black and white that he admitted to doing it. He still didn't seem to think it was that big of a deal and was acting like... Read more »

Blacks and Hiv

Posted by paula5122, 1 Reply
...How do black hiv american recieve support? Are you connected with other black hiv people in your community? How can I find support in the Read more »

The Hope is there but fading

Posted by Regret101, 17 Replies
...Well I cant blame anyone but myself. I have become exactly what I hate and now I think that I may have contracted HIV from my mistake. 7 weeks ago I did the unthinkable in my mind and cheated. No excuses...alcohol and whatever it was my fault Read more »