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Why Are More African Americans Infected With Hiv Than Any Other Race?

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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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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 »

prevelance of OIs in African American women

Is there any OI'S that are more prevalent among African American women with HIV?...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
HIV infected African American women have the same risks for OI's as other s with HIV infections; these risks are determined in large part by the integrity of the immune system as measured by CD 4 T cell numbers; JLS.... Read more »

African Americans

Just wondering I am a WM HIV+ for about a year now. Last year I hooked up with a african american girl and we ahd unprotected sex (that was before I knew I was infected).She is just now getting tested, because it took some work tracking her down....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No. The risk factors are the same for everyone. Unprotected sex and injection drug use are responsible for transmitting HIV.... 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 »
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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 »

New African/African American Meeting Place Online

Posted by Anonymous
Greetings,

We have started a new HIV/AIDS website dedicated to African/African Americans. We currently have the ability
for users to add blogs, post information that is of use to the
community and hiv dating. We need your assistance in getting this... 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 »

African American Teen

Posted by Anonymous
Iam in Need of African American Teens who are HIV positive and willing to help other teens understand the risks of HIV
transmission.If you are willing to take part in a forum being held on March 9th 2001. Please contact me at fbchivmin@hotmail.com

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