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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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American Living Abroad

Hi! First of all, thanks ofr such an informative website! I'm having a little trouble finding the appropriate forum for my question, as you will see. I will ask it here since it does have to do with my medication.I am an HIV+ American living...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.As far as I know, you won't have any issues. I have a number of patients (US citizens) who travel internationally with frequency-- I haven't heard of any problems at immigration or customs. Safe travels, BY... Read more »

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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen that in both African-American and African patients. Generally I have attributed it to AZT but perhaps other NRTI drugs could cause that. Some other diseases (liver, iron overload-etc) can cause that so your HIV doc and skin doc may... Read more »

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 »

Are all Americans this crazy?

Hi Dr.Bob,From one hiv+ to another you are awesome. You must be the most patient person in this world. I have to say if I was a doctor and got mail from people as ignorant to this disease as you do....that would make me suicidal not hiv! I am a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Canadian Poz-Friend,Loved your rant! What gets posted here is a mere tiny fraction of what gets sent to me. Not only do some folks analyze the amount of time spent "lunching at the Y" or "knob slobbing," but they actually tell... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Making a documentary on HIV/AIDS in Af.Americans

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I am a nursing student and we are looking to make a documentary to present to other nursing students. Our goal is to find out what we can do to make a difference, how we can support the health of those living with HIV and AIDS and also promote... Read more »

HIV Care US vs. India and Living in the Mid East

Posted by SMARS, 2 Replies
Hello...Three days ago I found out that my brother been diagnosed with HIV. My brother is a US Citizen living abroad in the Middle East. We are trying to decide where he should go for treatment, India or the US. At the moment, all he knows that he... Read more »