HIV Rates for Black Women in Parts of the US Much Higher than Previously Estimated

“We have known that black women in the US are disproportionately impacted by HIV, however, the magnitude of this disparity in areas hardest hit by the HIV epidemic underscores the gravity of the problem.” Full Story »

Posted by Sally Lehrman
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Subjects: Health
Topics: HIV/AIDS
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Posted by: Posted by Sally Lehrman - Mar 12, 2012 - 10:12 PM PDT
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Edited by: Sally Lehrman - Mar 12, 2012 - 10:19 PM PDT

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Sophie Van Noppen
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by Sophie Van Noppen - Mar. 13, 2012

This article has a societal framework, focusing on women living in the communities that are "hot spots" for HIV infection. It is the responsibility of the communities to get tested. The medical-technological framework focuses on providing prevention efforts and testing for these women. The main problem is that statistics in the "hot spots" are surprisingly high for HIV infected women, many of whom were unaware that they were even positive. As a solution, the author suggests an ... More »

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Jordan Kahawai
3.3
by Jordan Kahawai - Mar. 13, 2012

This article frames the HIV epidemic as a societal and medical technological frames. Societal because there were tests done in "hot spots", which are the geographic areas in the US with the highest rates of HIV. Medical technological frame because there was a focus on HIV testing, improvement of therapies, and decreased timing of infection to testing. The solution suggested by the article is to increase the awareness of HIV risk and expand novel testing and prevention in areas with high rates of HIV in the US. This aProxy-Connection: keep-alive Cache-Control: max-age=0 roach is very common among the HIV studies done by medical staff because nobody forces you to get tested for HIV and it is completely voluntary. This article ... More »

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