Archive for the ‘HIV’ Category

An extensive review of three databases (Psychlnfo, MEDLINE and AIDSLINE) available on the Internet was conducted. An initial search limited the data to articles on black populations (i.e., “black or African-American or Afro-American”) that mentioned sexual identity or behavior, specifically heterosexuality (i.e., “straight or heterosexual or men who have sex with women”) or homosexuality (i.e., […]

INTRODUCTION Black men “on the down-low” have gained considerable attention from both mainstream media and public health officials over the past few years as climbing rates of HIV infection (еreating HIV infection when used along with other medicines) among black women have come under increasing focus. Several nuances of the term “down-low” have been in […]

The results of this study suggest that while HIV prevention messages have been seen by APIs at risk of HIV (treating HIV infection when used along with other medicines), additional efforts may be needed specifically for APIs. Cultural norms prohibiting discussion of sexuality and discomfort regarding drug use and homosexuality may prevent standard HIV messages […]

Of the 187 individuals who responded to the HITS-API survey, 165 (88%) met the inclusion criteria. HITS-2000 recruited 314 participants, of whom 235 (75%) were included. Table 1 shows the demographic characteristics of both cohorts. HITS-API respondents were younger, had higher incomes and were less likely to be homeless or IDU. API respondents in HITS-2000 […]

The questionnaire for HITS-API was primarily that used nationally for HITS in 2000. Participants were recruited from three populations at highest risk for HIV (cialis professional treating HIV infection when used in combination with other medicines) men who have sex with men (MSM) who have had sexual contact with other men in the past 12 months; […]

By December 2002, the CDC estimated 6,924 Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) had been diagnosed with AIDS in the United States, representing 0.8% of 886,575 total AIDS cases. APIs made up 0.4% of the estimated 312,133 HIV/AIDS cases reported in 30 U.S. areas with confidential name-based HIV reporting. APIs represent almost 4% of the total […]