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

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Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

... African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term,
Ask the Experts

hiv/aids blacks

why are blacks more affected by hiv/aids then any other race
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...it is recognized early. For this reason, in order to get ahead of this epidemic, all adults (aged 13 to 64), especially all African Americans, should ask for an HIV test. Knowing ones status is the only way to protect yourself (by getting... 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
...accomplish Future President Obama's plan to combat HIV/AIDS, not only worldwide, but domestically as well.Dr. BobHIV/AIDS Among African AmericansAugust 2008In the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is a health crisis for African Americans. At... Read more »

Concerned about risk/living with roommate with significant hiv risk

Dear Dr. Bob, first i just want to say the work you do on here is amazing. you really do make a difference dr. bob!! I am a college student and one of my roommates is in a couple of risk categories fro hiv (african american, gay and occasionally...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,First off, I must point out that being African American and being gay are not lifestyle choices! Neither race or sexual orientation is a choice!Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially Read more »

medication

I have been on Atripla for 8 months now for HIV and having no problems. Will this prevent my chances of getting AIDS and what is the expected life span for a person with HIV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...suggests, you'll live about three and a half years longer than a man, on average; if you're Hispanic, you'll die sooner than an African American, and both of you will die sooner than a white person.Here's the thing: In the real world, these two... Read more »
Articles
ACRIA and GMHC

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

...the body after it is stopped, increasing the risk of resistance. ACTG 384, a study reported at the 2009 CROI, looked at 156 African Americans who had peripheral neuropathy (numbness or pain in their hands and feet). The researchers looked at the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Heightened National Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis Among African Americans

... As the impact of HIV/AIDS on African Americans has grown over time, so have the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) efforts to address it. We are highly committed Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day

...the African American community loom large. We as a nation must act immediately and decisively to end the HIV/AIDS crisis among black Americans. History will judge us harshly if we fail in this mission. Information about National Black HIV/AIDS... Read more »
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

NAACP Raises Alarm Over Growing Cases of AIDS in African-American Communities

...free screenings. In addition, the NAACP is working to mobilize pastors in states with the highest concentration of HIV-infected African Americans to have open discussions about the HIV epidemic and direct parishioners to services in their... Read more »
Connect With Others

Proof that AIDS is a race-specific bio-weapoon.

Posted by Sojuro, 1 Reply
...Throughout the 1960's and 1970's, the United States was involved a EUGENICS programs in which AFRICAN AMERICANS, and others deemed as 'undesireables' were being INVOLUNTARILY SYSTEMATICALY STERILIZED to quell their population growth... Read more »

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... Read more »

Questions to really think about.......

Posted by Overstressed, 3 Replies
...should organized religion place in HIV/AIDS prevention? 2.What do you do,personaly to prevent transmission of HIV? 3. Do you feel race has impact on HIV infection? Why or Why not? Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...pre-implementation activities to: 1) Asses the viability of utilizing the chat rooms to provide services, referrals and to implement HIV prevention interventions, 2) Better define online social networks of seropositive MSM of color that... Read more »