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Role Of Churches In African American Community Hiv

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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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Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

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
...efforts on reducing drug costs through greater market competition, promoting prevention efforts, encouraging testing, targeting communities with high infection rates, strengthening research and reducing disparities through effective public... Read more »

SARAH PALIN and HIV/AIDS

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
...efforts on reducing drug costs through greater market competition, promoting prevention efforts, encouraging testing, targeting communities with high infection rates, strengthening research and reducing disparities through effective public... Read more »

The Bush Administration (BUSH, McCAIN, OBAMA POLICIES ON HIV/AIDS)

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
...efforts on reducing drug costs through greater market competition, promoting prevention efforts, encouraging testing, targeting communities with high infection rates, strengthening research and reducing disparities through effective public... Read more »

Role of HIV PCR (APTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY FDA APPROVED FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE)

I am a family physician and first I wanted to commend your frank and frequently humorous answers to your readers questions. The appropriate use of humor when taking care of patients humanizes us as physicians. Continue your good work.I am the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...often have the urge to walk up to some of them and just say, "I demand an explanation." But, I digress . . . .The problem with HIV PCRs is the rate of false-positive results and cost. Only one HIV-1 RNA PCR test is FDA approved for diagnostic... Read more »
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ACRIA and GMHC

A Critical Lens on the African-American Church and HIV

...misrepresented, the African-American church plays a crucial role in our nation's response to the ongoing decimation of African-American communities by HIV. That said, we must also acknowledge that the African-American church has been slow to... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...through prevention, education and awareness. Faith Responds to AIDS In recognition of the important role the church plays in the African American community, Faith Responds to AIDS strives to develop and engage a broad interfaith coalition of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Bono, Rep. Lee Help Raise Black AIDS Awareness

...and social activist Bono will meet with US Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and church leaders to discuss the HIV epidemic among African Americans. Lee said she hopes that the presence of Bono, lead singer of the Grammy-winning band U2 who has made... Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS in Black America: The Uphill Battle

...ages 24-35. Black men who have sex with men (MSM) have the highest HIV rate among all racial groups of MSM. Overall, while African Americans make up a mere 14 percent of the overall U.S. population, they account for more than half of all new... Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...chapters in 50 states and approximately 250,000 membersthe NAACP has played a critical leadership role in advancing the rights of African Americans and evolving American democracy in ways that are relevant to the lives of all Americans. The... 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... Read more »

New African/African American Meeting Place Online

Posted by Anonymous
...Greetings, We have started a new HIV/AIDS website dedicated to African/African Americans. We currently have the ability for users to add blogs, post information that is of use to the community and hiv dating. We Read more »

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 Read more »