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Why Are Black People More Prone To Hiv Infection

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Does a less healthier person, more prone to get HIV?

Doctor, I know that you are a wonerful person, giving peace and guidance to a whole bunch of people. I have few questions.I heard that, the chance of getting infected with HIV virus, from a needle/syringe prick with HIV + blood, is .3 to .8...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, MJ.1. Yes, but there are many variables involved in whether HIV is actually transmitted.2. Nope.3. Nope.4. Nope.HIV doesn't really care if you're healthy or not. I was extremely healthy when the virus found me. I seroconverted... Read more »

Please help me! Am I prone to HIV?

Dear Erik,Please help me!Exactly 2 months back, I got a nude massage in India wherein she applied... Read more »

Who is more prone?

Hello there doctors, I am a 15 year old girl and very curioous about HIV and who is more prone to... Read more »

Mortality Higher Among HIV-Infected Black Patients; Women, Blacks Spend Less Time on HAART

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Releases Subpopulation Estimates From Data on Annual New HIV Infections; New Infections High Among Blacks, MSM

The majority of new HIV infections in the U.S. in 2006 occurred among men who have sex with men, according to a study released Thursday in CDC 's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , the New York Times reports. In addition, blacks have the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Black Women Least Likely Among HIV-Positive People in Palm Beach County, Fla., to Seek Treatment, Study Says

HIV-positive black women are the "least likely" among all HIV-positive people living in Palm Beach County, Fla., to seek medical care and treatment, mostly because of socioeconomic factors, fear, stigma and misconceptions about the disease,... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Young People Help Make a Movie About Blacks and HIV/AIDS

Four years ago, Tamira Noble was sitting in her high school biology class when a smiling woman with dreadlocks invited students to participate in a film project dealing with HIV. Tamira, who considered herself a nerd, had dreams that reached beyond... Read more »
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Mailing list for HIV(-) people who are infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the URL for the mailing list/message board for people who have been infected wih HIV for more than 1 year, yet still test negative via ELISA. For those of us who still have residual symptoms, we know how bogus these HIV/ AIDS tests... Read more »

Black Rings

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have Black rings around my eyes, like stress bags, but all the way around my eye. My question being: What could this be a symptom of? I have taken a blood test and the results were negitive, the 90 day test I havn't taken yet. I have talked... Read more »

Black Swan Theory/Event

Posted by Impossible
So I saw a question on the safe sex and prevention forums making a reference to the Black Swan Theory. I had to look it up.

"First, it is an outlier, as it lies outside the realm of regular expectations, because nothing in the past can convincingly... Read more »