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Which Ethnic Group Are Affected With Hiv

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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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Ethnicity and HIV

Is it known whether a person's ethnicity plays a part in the rate of HIV progression? I just read a post where a guy states that his doctor in LA informed him that he was probably a slow progressor given his great lab results over time and his...
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
There is no data to suggest this, other than caucasians have a higher likelihood of having mutations in cell co-receptors that allow HIV to gain entry into cells. If a person has two copies of this mutation, then it is unlikely they will get... Read more »

Ethnicity and metabolism effect on HIV progression?

I am 40 years old, African-American male,HIV+ Cd 375 and Vl 32,000 diagnoised two months ago, most likely contracted disease two years ago. This seems as though the virus has developed quickly? My concern is the progression of the HIV in African...
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
There is no data to suggest that ethnicity or race affects one's response to HIV treatment. There have been a few retrospective studies looking at whether ethnicity affects HIV disease progression. the data are inconclusive. Some studies have... Read more »

Pre-natal HART Induced-Resistance and Ethnicity Issues

Hello, Doctor:I have several questions, the answers to which I can't seem to find elsewhere. By way of introduction, I am a 38 y.o. Caucasian male, and my wife is a 32 y.o. Asian. She was diagnosed HIV+ late-2002 during a prenatal STD scan and...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I will address these questions in order. I would ask that you take both the questions and my answers to your doctor, so that you and your wife and he or she can discuss them at length.I will also assume that your wife's two drug regimen was... Read more »

legal and ethnical issues

kamal, age 27, . he seriously considered marriage to a 22 years old recent graduate of a nursing program. test and retest of his blood show him to be unmistakenly positive HIV. kamal sees advantages in marrying and not telling his nurse friend the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is unethical and sexist for a male HIV+ person not to tell a partner or wife to be about his HIV+ status.... Read more »
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People Affected By HIV Support Group

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

Yoga for HIV group in Miami, FL

Posted by MoonDreamer
I'm a yoga instructor living with HIV for the past 14 yrs. I want to share the many benefits of yoga so I'm going to be teaching a class specially designed to boost our immune system and deal with the other many issues affecting us. The class will... Read more »

Benefits of POZ Groups?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm trying to find statistics, studies, any sort of research done regarding the benefits of organized groups for those affected by HIV/AIDS. Specifically in Texas would be great, but otherwise is fine as well!

Anybody familiar with this sort of info... Read more »

There are groups that care

Posted by gregg629
Major League Baseball isn't exactly what you think of when you think about groups that help to make a difference to people with HIV/AIDS. So I wanted to share what the Boston Red Sox did 10 days ago.

Every year the Boston Living Center puts on a... Read more »