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Nyc African American Hiv Support Groups

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

Fast Facts African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV. The rate of new HIV infection in African Americans is 8 times that of whites based on population size. Gay and bisexual men account for most new infections among African Americans; young gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24 are the most affected of this group. Blacks/African Americans* have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups...
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Support Group in NYC

Hi to all, My brother was diagnosed a month ago. i would like to ask where can i find a support group in NY?Thank you....
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
You are fortunate to be in New York where there are numerous resources both for those living with HIV/AIDS and their friends and loved ones. Because the specific groups can change, I suggest calling the agencies listed below for updates. Note... Read more »

I slept with an african american bisexual prostitute!!!

I have written to you 4 times and counting!!!!!!!!!!Doc, I made a boo boo, as the title explicitly states. The encounter included unprotected oral, broken condom, and nipple suckage, ( I think she might have had a kid, little milk).I cheated on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Boston Bobby,1.Nope.2.Extremely doubtful, based on your history and excessive testing to date. However, HIV-antibody testing taken prior to three months is not considered definitive, and I do not recommend PCR testing for routine HIV... 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...
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 »

Need Fuzeon Support group & tips

If one has swelling of ankles (probably from Fuzeon) and just takes Fuzeon once a day due to potential allergic reaction, how helpful is it? If a person stopped the Fuzeon for a few weeks and continued again and is getting "flu-like"...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
If you think you are having a potential allergic reaction to Fuzeon, please report back to your healthcare provider immediately so they can confirm this and/or determine the actual source of your problem. The answer is NOT to decrease Fuzeon... Read more »
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Support Groups for gay men in NYC

Posted by ShantiNurse, 1 Reply
Hi there, I'm trying to find out about HIV support groups for gay men in NYC for a friend. It has been surprisingly hard to get this information. Any advice, lists, etc...you could provide would be very appreciated! Read more »

NYC Heterosexual Support Groups Uptown?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
In 1988, my friend had 5 HIV+ groups meeting WEEKLY on the East side from 23rd St. (VA) to 82nd St.(I co-chaired one of them). I was busy getting my degree and was shocked to find out there are only groups for those who can travel either to the... 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 an article that summarizes my... 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 need your assistance in getting this... Read more »