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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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African Americans and skin discoloration

Greetings, I am a 27 year old African American living with HIV for over 10 years now. I have been on meds for over 2 years, but around December of 2003 I began to notice that my skin was beginning to get darker. Since then I have gone from what some...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The side effect you report has been reported in the "old days" with zidovudine. More recently, it is occasionally reported with other nucleoside analogues and, to a more limited extent, protease inhibitors. Interestingly, it is a bit... Read more »

Americans can't get HIV drugs?

Hey Doc,I just heard on talk radio that some Americans can't get HIV drugs even when they really need them. That can't be true is it? If so it's shameful!Used to be Bush supporter, but not any more-guy!...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Used to be Bush supporter, but not any more-guy,Yes, it is both shameful and true. Despite billions being wasted in Iraq, the number of HIV-positive Americans who have no access to life-sustaining antiretroviral drugs continues to grow. Nearly... Read more »

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 »

American Academy of HIV Medicine's website

I noticed the web address you gave for them was "www.aahivmed.org" I tried to look it up, but to no avail. What I found was that the correct web address is http://www.aahivm.org. Just thought I would help. I was once a WW that was set at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Alabama Former WW,You are absolutely correct! The proper Web address for the American Academy of HIV Medicine is www.aahivmed.org.Thank you for correcting my error! See, who says Dr. Bob is never wrong?!?Stay well!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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African Americans

Posted by Darnell, 1 Reply
It's crazy because though we are the ones most effected and affected by this Virus, we are also the ones with the least questions about it. Maybe that's what it is...

Coming onto this board, I expected to see more posts by US...but much to my... Read more »

Aids in the American Family

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband was diagnosed with AIDS in December of 1999. I have done all that is humanly possible to get him the best drs and provide him loving and sympathetic care through all the opportunistic infections he has survived through. We have 2... 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 »