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Percentage Of African Population With Hiv

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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, confdential, name-based HIV reporting.
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hiv/aids blacks

why are blacks more affected by hiv/aids then any other race
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question. In the United States, blacks and other people of color are affected by HIV/AIDS out of proportion to their makeup of the population. The major reason for this is that HIV is, itself, an opportunistic Read more »


Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...encourage you to keep reading and continue learning! As for politics, unfortunately in this country politics is intimately linked to HIV/AIDS awareness, education, prevention and treatment access. Consequently, it does and will continue to come... Read more »


Dr. Bob,Where does Sarah Palin stand on the issue of HIV/AIDS? I'm beginning to think she's a flake. what do you think?Peter
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Peter,Where does Sarah Palin stand on the issue of HIV/AIDS? Well, no one knows, because she is tightly scripted by the McCain handlers. And she doesn't answer questions or consent Read more »


Just an opinion, but many believe and there are videos with experts, that Bush as well as other top political figures both Dem and Rep,as well as around the world does not want a cure for HIV or funding nor borders to pretect the USA simply because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation your "beliefs," but I do not share all of yours. However, we certainly concur on King George the W! I'm glad you realize HIV/AIDS is not a "gay issue" (it certainly isn't), but rather a "human tragedy" (it certainly is) and that you want folks... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Disparities in Diagnoses of HIV Infection Between Blacks/African Americans and Other Racial/Ethnic Populations -- 37 States, 2005-2008

... Since early in the HIV epidemic, blacks/African Americans have been disproportionately affected, the report authors noted. Drawing on data from the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MSM HIV Infection Rates in Some African Countries Significantly Higher Than General Population Rates, Study Says

... HIV infection rates among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in "some African countries are 10 times that of the general Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African Population Expected To Increase by One Billion by 2050, Despite High HIV/AIDS Prevalence, Report Says

...Africa's population could increase by more than one billion by 2050, despite the continent's high rate of HIV infection, according to the most recent " World Population Data Sheet " released yesterday by the Population Reference Bureau Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Prevalence Among African Refugees No Higher Than That of General Population, UNHCR Study Says

...Refugees in many African countries are no more likely to be HIV-positive than people in the countries' general populations, according to a study conducted by the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees , VOA News reports (Drudge, VOA... Read more »
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Obama Attacks Denialists

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...approach is aimed at promoting basic nutrition as a bulwark against becoming ill. South Africa has one of the world's highest HIV/AIDS caseloads with one out of nine people -- or five million South Africans -- infected. The government relented... Read more »


Posted by Parrothead, 5 Replies I see the crap. I've been thinking, and I bet that a vast majority of Paul King's followers are, more than likely, HIV+. I believe this because... if they truly believe that they can't catch HIV from sex, then that would mean that they... Read more »

Interview for news article

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...magazine on women and human rights. You can see it at I would like to profile a woman living with HIV in New York city. You can remain anonymous and not have your name cited in the article if you so choose. My approach... Read more »

WHO Accused of Huge HIV Blunder

Posted by Anonymous
...common sense now tells us there is a problem with such a conclusion. If we are going to draw comparisons between these two populations, perhaps it would be better to look at the death rates (i.e., AIDS deaths/number infected), rather than just... Read more »