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Public Health Approach To Hiv Aids In African-american Community

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

...following are the proportions of persons in whom HIV infection did not progress to AIDS within 12 months after diagnosis of HIV infection: 81% of persons aged 15-24 70% of persons aged 13-14 61% of all persons African Americans were disproportionately affected by HIV infection, accounting for 55% of all HIV infections reported among persons aged 13-24. 2 Young men who have sex with men (MSM), especially those of...
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problem with vaccine

vaccines for the flu don't make you not get the flu, they make your body fight it off when it comes. So, why do they consider it a failure of the Merck trials that it seemed to make the patient for susceptible to getting hiv? it scientfically...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to protect itself against a disease-causing germ, such as a virus or bacteria. Vaccines are one of the world's most effective public health tools. Effective vaccines against polio, measles, mumps, rubella and other disease have helped to... Read more »

Contact

Hello, my question isn't in this category at all... I just had to say I've been reading your responses to various questions and you are so clever! Your responses are calming, and hysterical! To be able to make some sort of humor out of these...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...AIDS Coalition for EducationColorado's HIV/AIDS information source -- a collaboration of local agencies sponsored by Denver Public Health Boulder County AIDS Project Brother Jeff's Community Health InitiativeSupport for African-Americans with HIV... Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...CD4 cell count or mortality. In the July 1, 2004 New England Journal of Medicine, Wafaie Fawzi, DrPH, from Harvard School of Public Health and colleagues reported on a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in which 1,078 HIV positive pregnant... Read more »

WEPA! (CDC's REVISED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIV TESTING)

That's the spanish WOO-HOO! I just got my results and passed. That Home access test takes 3 days not the advertised 1 :O/Thanks for this site. What your doing is wonderful and encourages many like myself to do what we must and just get tested.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...by insurers and other payers already covering the costs of the care being sought.Endorsing organizations:ACT UP PhiladelphiaAfrican American Health Alliance (AAHA)AIDS Action in MississippiAIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and FamiliesAIDS... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

End Homophobia to Cut HIV Among Blacks: Report

...eminent black organizations and politicians. According to data from CDC, 51 percent of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in 2004 were in African Americans, though blacks account for just 13 percent of the U.S. population. Among five key recommendations,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fact Sheet: Refocusing National Attention on the HIV Crisis in the United States

...systems to track the course of the HIV epidemic, conducting research to develop new HIV prevention approaches, working through public health partners and health care providers to expand access to HIV testing, and delivering proven... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Stopping HIV/AIDS in the Black Community

...This is Bonnie Goldman, and I'm here with Phill Wilson, executive director and founder of the Black AIDS Institute. Even though African Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV for many years, much of the black community seems not... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tennessean Publishes Editorial, Opinion Pieces on HIV/AIDS

...Prevention Funding ": The revised estimate on the number of new annual HIV cases in the U.S. is "an indictment of failed federal public health policy," Interrante, CEO of the HIV/AIDS prevention group Nashville CARES , writes, noting that... Read more »
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Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...worldwide, it is increasingly heterosexuals who have become ill. "AIDS is not a gay disease," Weinstein said. "It's not an African American disease; it's not a Latino disease. It is a disease of the immune system." Nationwide, gay and bisexual... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...worldwide, it is increasingly heterosexuals who have become ill. "AIDS is not a gay disease," Weinstein said. "It's not an African American disease; it's not a Latino disease. It is a disease of the immune system." Nationwide, gay and bisexual... Read more »

time line

Posted by Anonymous
...44. By 1996, it would no longer be the leading cause of death for all Americans in this age group, but would rank first among African Americans and third among women aged 25 to 44. Rapper Eazy-E dies of AIDS A member of the seminal gangsta... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...worldwide, it is increasingly heterosexuals who have become ill. "AIDS is not a gay disease," Weinstein said. "It's not an African American disease; it's not a Latino disease. It is a disease of the immune system." Nationwide, gay and bisexual... Read more »