Which Ethnic Group Are Affected With Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

...1990s, compared with members of other races and ethnicities they continue to account for a higher proportion of cases at all stages of HIV -- from new infections to deaths. Estimated Rates of New HIV Infections, by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, 2006 Source: CDC. Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006. MMWR . 2008; 57(36):985-989. The Numbers New HIV Infections 1 ...
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segments of population affected

Which segments of the population are most affected by the AIDS epidemic?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...(especially in "Westernized" countries) Children of HIV infected mothers (especially in "Developing" countries) Every race/ethnic group (Whites/Blacks/Hispanics/Asians/American Indians etc.) Every socio-economic group (from the very rich... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dramatically since the 1960s. Worldwide, the WHO estimates that approximately 1.3 billion people smoke. Smoking rates vary among racial/ethnic groups in the U.S., being highest among Native Americans (32%). Whites and blacks are about equally... 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
...in that population. Healthy Relationships, a small-group intervention for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. WILLOW (Women Involved in Life Learning from Other Women), to be disseminated in 2007, is a small-group, skills-training intervention... Read more »


My husband been living with hiv for the past 4 years. His health has slowly deteriorated and is wasting. he smokes quite a bit and ocassionally takes alchohol. What are the effects of smoking?? his CD4 count has gone down to 12.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A CD4 count of 12 is dangerously low and leaves your husband at increased risk for developing an HIV/AIDS-related opportunistic infection or malignancy. Is he being followed by an HIV specialist? New, novel-acting HIV drugs have Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Minnesota Observes National Native HIV/AIDS Day

...natives since the epidemic began; 82 have died; and nearly 110 are living with HIV. American Indians and Native Alaskans are the ethnic group third-most affected by HIV, after African Americans and Latinos. Back to other news for March 2010 ... Read more »

Race Troubles: Why Do African-Americans With HIV Fare Worse?

...experience and gut told me yes. What I have found since my early days working in HIV is that there are indeed differences between ethnic groups, especially African-Americans, in the way they experience and respond to HIV and its treatment. Many... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV in the United States: An Overview

...also be affected by the degree of uncertainty inherent in statistical estimates. Blacks/African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV. Blacks/African Americans represent approximately 12% of the US population, but account... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethnic Differences in HIV Risk Behaviors Among Methadone-Maintained Women Receiving Contingency Management for Cocaine Use Disorders

...lifetime, in the month before baseline, and in the three months following clinical trial participation. The researchers evaluated ethnic group differences and the effect of CM on HIV risk behaviors between baseline and follow-up. On the HRBS,... Read more »
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the distortion of Science

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...history has had its "denialist." Some epidemics have been blamed on rats, some on foreigners, Jews, or other disfavored local ethnic groups. Very often, epidemics have been blamed on the people who suffered from them, their illness being seen as... Read more »

Interesting Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...estimated to be among those under the age of 25. 7 Moreover, there is mounting evidence that the geographic areas most severely affected by HIV/AIDS are communities with high poverty rates.6,8 Globally, the epidemic has already claimed almost 25... Read more »

Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

Posted by BabyPeanut, 2 Replies
...predicted future, should the status quo be maintained, provides a frightening glimpse of what will happen in countries most affected by the epidemic if drastic steps are not taken to make medications more accessible. Right now, South Africa's... Read more »

People Affected By HIV Support Group

Posted by Anonymous
...invite anyone who has a friend or family member with HIV - and is needing to talk about this - to a new email group called HIVAffected. This support group will consist of others just like you, people who don't know where to turn...who to talk... Read more »