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People of Color and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Jgrimes
I am a graduate student looking to hear more about the experiences of People of Color and HIV/AIDS. I am wondering if you notice more of a stigma because of race, differences in availability to treatments, communty/family acceptance...really... Read more »

Women of Color & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a graduate student looking to hear more about the experiences of Women of Color and HIV/AIDS. I am wondering if you notice more of a stigma because of race, differences in availability to treatments, communty/family acceptance...really... Read more »

a place for HIV poz people to come and cill...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a 43 yo black male living in NYC, and I was diagnosed with HIV 4 years ago when I was hospitalized with PCP. While in the hospital, one of the doctors came to evaluate me for CMV while a co-worker and my lanlord were visiting me and he... Read more »

Men of Color and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
I am a graduate student looking to hear more about the experiences of Men of Color and HIV/AIDS. I am wondering if you notice more of a stigma because of race, differences in availability to treatments, communty/family acceptance...really anything... Read more »

Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

I would like to know if when you have swollen glands in the neck are they sore or painless?


I just took the plunge and took my 2nd HIV testI am awaiting my results, which should be ready, this fri-sat.

I am... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is my fatty tissue above the color bone HIV related? If so should I start HIV medicines.

I'm 60 and have been HIV and a non progress-or now since the first tests in the late 1980's. Over the last two years I have been getting lumps, 2 on my back and 2 on my breasts and above each color bone areas. I have had ultra sounds, cat...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Bill thanks for your question.These fatty deposits seem unrelated to having HIV. They are called lipomas and many people get them, especially as we get older. The timing of when to start meds, especially since you have such a low viral load... Read more »

WOMEN OF COLOR

I HAVE A SMALL QUESTION MY HUSBAND HAS HIV WITH DEFINING AIDS HE IS A BLACK MALE AND I AM A WHITE FEMALE MY QUESTION I,VE READ WHERE WOMEN OF COLOR ARE MORE PRONE TO HIV THEN WHITE WOMEN WHY IS THAT ARE WE GENETICALLY THE SAME. BY THE WAY I HAVE...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
In some areas, HIV is more prevalent in people of color than in Caucasians. This is probably due to exposure rather than a big difference in the susceptibility of different racial groups to infection. There are some rare individuals who have... Read more »

skin color change

if you have the hiv virus can that cause your skin to change in anyway?can your skin take on the appearance of a pale color?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV itself does not cause your skin to change color. Remember -- many people infected with the virus have no idea they are even infected for quite some time -- you can look and feel the same for years.However if you could develop a complication... Read more »

Skin pigmentation changes in people of color

Do some antiretrovirals cause darkening or irregular pigmentation changes in people of color? If so, which ones?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen darkening of skin mostly due to zidovudine and some of the other nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. I have seen dryness of the skin and nail problems with the protease inhibitors such as indinavir. Generally the darkening of... Read more »
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New Year, New ADAP Watch Shows People of Color to be Greatly Affected by Sequestration

The first AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) stats are out for the new year and the national ADAP watch list has nearly been cut in half. As of January 17th, there are 51 people on the national ADAP waiting list across four states. Since November... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

From Colorlines.com: 70 Percent of Anti-LGBT Murder Victims Are People of Color

It's an all too common, if shocking story: A transgender Latina woman with HIV is attacked on a street close to her home in a low-income neighborhood in the Bay Area. Making a bad situation worse, police officers literally drag her from her bed at 6... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

People of Color in AIDS 2012 Leadership: Naina Khanna

Naina Khanna The second installment in a series about Americans of color engaged in leadership roles for the 2012 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012). Naina Khanna is the director of policy and community organizing for the Positive... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

A Legacy of Mistrust: Research and People of Color

Clinical trials (the study of new treatments in people) are critical if we are ever to find better ways to treat HIV, and, eventually, a cure. Unfortunately, people of color, women, and IV drug users have been under-represented in these trials for... Read more »