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Rates Of HIV Infection In African American Women And Latino Population

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

Fast Facts African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV. The rate of new HIV infection in African Americans is 8 times that of whites based on population size. Gay and bisexual men account for most new infections among African Americans; young gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24 are the most affected of this group. Blacks/African Americans* have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups...
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HIV/AIDS among african american women

I'm doing a research paper on African American women who are or at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS. I'm looking for any statistics related to the subject. Do you know of any information on this or could you direct me to a good...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A good start for the statistics would be the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov... Read more »

prevelance of OIs in African American women

Is there any OI'S that are more prevalent among African American women with HIV?...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
HIV infected African American women have the same risks for OI's as other s with HIV infections; these risks are determined in large part by the integrity of the immune system as measured by CD 4 T cell numbers; JLS.... Read more »

Infection rates of HIV/AIDS on population

How much of the population is infected with HIV and developed AIDS?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You can check it out at the UNAIDS or WHO websites.... Read more »

Population Mix: HIV Infections Through Sex

Hi Rick. I read in the Wall street Journal (4/16 p. B11 re: Life Insurance Covg.) that an estimated 20,000 people per year in the U.S. are infected through sexual contact. How does that population break down between male vs female and, within each...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. I do not know what the incidence (number of new cases of HIV per year) is inthe United States, so I cannot tell you whether your figure of 20,000/year isaccurate or not. In fact, nobody knows what the true... Read more »
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Question for African American Women

Posted by sadiesmom, 2 Replies
Do you feel you have good support from your church? My daughter is living with HIV and although the members of my congregation have been supportive, I have not been satisfied with the spiritual leaders. I just read an article that summarizes my... Read more »

ATTENTION! ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS WOMEN

Posted by POZGAL43, 1 Reply
THIS IS A TIME FOR ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN TO SPECIALLY TO SIT DOWN AND TAKE NOTES ON THESE TITLES THAT WE SO-CALLED OURSELVES TODAY.SINGLE,MARRIED,OR SHACKING WITH SOMEONE SO,LADIES I`AM POZGAL43 AND I CAN TOUCH ON EACH ONE OF THESE... Read more »

new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
Hey all,

Have you heard about this new documentary by Claudia Pryor entitled "Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at all... Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
WASHINGTON - A new estimate of how many Americans have the AIDS virus puts the number at about 1.1 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV... Read more »