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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Prevalence Of Aids In Blacks

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Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...Copyright 2008 Sanne I, Mommeja-Marin H, Hinkle J, et al. Severe hepatotoxicity associated with nevirapine use in HIV-infected subjects. J Infect Dis 2005;191:825-9 Brown TT, Qaqish RB. Antiretroviral therapy and the prevalence of osteopenia and osteoporosis: a meta-analytic review. Aids 2006;20:2165-74 Fausto A, Bongiovanni M, Cicconi P, et al. Potential predictive factors of osteoporosis in HIV-positive subjects. ...
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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 Read more »

Big Guy, Small Jacket

Dr. Bob:Thank you for your services. I'm a terrible worrier and just reading thru the posts here has helped me. I also admire you a great deal for the way you've dealt with your hardship, reminiscent of many courageous people I've known.OK, so: I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation The shaft of your joystick is covered with skin (not mucous membrane). As for the recent reports on HIV incidence and prevalence rates in Black America, yes, they are alarming indeed. (See below.) All the more reason we need to elect... Read more »

Family Med Resident

Dr. Bob,I am a family medicine resident in a city that has a very high infection rate per CDC stats. And as reported, the great majority of those infected are African American. As part of the complete H&P I always ask my patients social hitory...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your message to African Americans that they must take care of themselves, use condoms and get tested, because the incidence and prevalence rates are shockingly high, is appropriate and right on target. This message should be given directly,... Read more »

history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never tested pos for hiv 1 or hiv 2 or western blot . in 2005 i had a pneumocystis carinii pneumonia i was also tested and tested neg for hiv . i was ok after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with appropriate follow-up testing, we should be able to clear up any residual doubts. Good luck. Keep me posted, OK?Dr. BobPrevalence of ICLMar 13, 2006In a 1996 response Mr. Sowdasky explained Idiopathic CD4+ Lymphocytopenia (ICL) sometimes... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of HIV/AIDS Among Black Women Explored

...National Center for HIV/STD and TB Prevention, and colleagues analyzed surveillance data on HIV infection to investigate the virus' prevalence among black women. "HIV/AIDS has emerged as a persistent health threat to black women in the United... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Factors Affecting HIV/AIDS Prevalence Among Black Women in United States

...The New York Times on Monday examined several factors affecting HIV/AIDS prevalence among black women in the United States. Although the number of new HIV cases among black women has remained stable over the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

VP Candidates Cheney, Edwards Move Debate to Foreign AIDS Policy When Asked About HIV Prevalence Among Black U.S. Women

...conversation to foreign HIV/AIDS policy and general health care policy when asked what the U.S. government should do to curb HIV/AIDS prevalence among black women in the United States, the Los Angeles Times reports (La Ganga, Los Angeles... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Black AIDS Institute Executive Director Discusses HIV Prevalence Among Blacks at Town Hall Meeting

... "When nearly half of the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS are black, AIDS in America today is a black disease," Phil Wilson, executive director of the Los Angeles-based Black AIDS Institute , Read more »
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time line

Posted by Anonymous
...its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the CDC analyzes reported AIDS cases and finds that the incidence rate for blacks and Hispanics is three times as high as that of whites. Among the cases diagnosed between June 1981 and August... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Gay Men's Coordinator Black AIDS Institute

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... Gay Men's Coordinator Black AIDS Institute SALARY RANGE: $30,500 - $40,000 plus benefits. POSITION OVERVIEW: The Gay Mens Coordinator (GMC) is an essential Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...tattooing in prison, older age (i.e., age of >26 years at date of interview), having served >5 years of the current sentence, black race, and having a body mass index (BMI) of <25.4 kg/m2 on entry into prison. Findings from the... Read more »