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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Poverty And Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of the United States (US) population in 2006, they accounted for 17% of new HIV infections in the 50 states
Ask the Experts

HIV/AIDS Denialism goes mainstream?

Hello Dr.Have you heard about this "documentary" called "House of Numbers" that is wining all these international awards and being shown at film festivals all around the world? I saw a clip on their website and was absolutely shocked and dismayed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...individuals who have outlived the expectations of an H.I.V.-positive diagnosis.Rife with fuzzy logic (most people with AIDS live in poverty, therefore poverty causes AIDS) and a relentless fudging of the difference between necessary and... Read more »

will write democrat on my azz if it finds cure for HIV

Hi Bob, I am a redneck die hard republican from Texas and yes we exist but i would write DEMOCRAT ON MY AZZ and vote for OBAMA- if i know it will help to find a cure and better hiv meds for infected people. Is obama better than McCain? Alot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Cowboy,Obama's past record on HIV/AIDS, as well as his future plans for combating the pandemic, is far more compassionate and comprehensive than McCain's. Here 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 »

Quality of Life

With all the HIV complications : the stigma, the complications of side effects of the drugs, the increase in cancers, the visible skin problems, the brain cancer, and brain slowdown ... is it really worth carrying on ? The difficulty of carrying a...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...It is difficult to cope with any illness, but many people with HIV have a reasonable quality of life. It sounds like you are very discouraged and depressed. You should get some help for your depression. Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

The Intersections of Gender, Race, Poverty, and HIV : A Free Teleconference Training and Discussion

...Gender, Race, Poverty, and HIV : A FREE teleconference training and discussion What are the relationships between gender, race, poverty and HIV? Why do women of color and women living in poverty comprise the vast majority of HIV infections... Read more »
The Body

"The End of the Beginning": Thoughts on Poverty and HIV

...behalf of the Black Treatment Advocates Network. --> With yesterday's release of the CDC's report on the relationship between poverty and HIV, and another study on morbidity and mortality released by the University of California, Day Three of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New CDC Analysis Reveals Strong Link Between Poverty and HIV Infection

...will be presented at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. "This study reveals a powerful link between poverty and HIV risk, and a widespread HIV epidemic in America's inner cities," said Kevin Fenton, M.D., Ph.D., director... Read more »
AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families

CDC Study on Poverty and HIV Rates in Inner-City Neighborhoods: Familiar Story to Some, Still Unacceptable!

...analysis of the HIV epidemic among heterosexuals in the United States, and to no one's surprise it revealed a strong link between poverty and HIV infection. At the same time, AIDS in America, a coalition of leaders of U.S. HIV/AIDS organizations... Read more »
Connect With Others

Yesterday, My Life Changed Forever

Posted by NeverLoved24, 4 Replies
...bright promising future ahead. Now, after getting my test back yesterday and hearing, I am sorry to tell you this but you are HIV positive, how do I continue on? I have always been the happy, smiling and logical person of the group. I never meet... Read more »

Questions to really think about.......

Posted by Overstressed, 3 Replies
...1. What role should organized religion place in HIV/AIDS prevention? 2.What do you do,personaly to prevent transmission of HIV? 3. Do you feel race has impact on HIV infection? Read more »

HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination

Posted by bradford
...HIV/AIDS-Stigma and Discrimination by Bradford McIntyre Individuals should not have to suffer all losses due to illness! Men, women Read more »

HIV/AIDS Research

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello. I think this is a great site! I am researching HIV and AIDS for a novel I am writing. The lead character, a hetero male, has found out that he is HIV+. This is a story about a Read more »