Also called: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, AIDS, HIV, Human immunodeficiency virus
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It kills or damages the body's immune system cells. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the most advanced stage of infection with HIV.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Today marks the observance of the 14th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day reminds us that HIV remains a major public health concern in African American communities more than thirty years after the first AIDS cases were identified. On this day and every day, we acknowledge the need for continued effort and improved results in fighting this preventable infection. All African Amer...
HIV's Rapid Rise and the Decline of African American Men
In August of 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report that detailed the rise and rapid rate of escalation of HIV among young, African American males. Young men between the ages of 13 and 29 are fast becoming the most infected class in the nation. Contributing greatly to the rise, according to the CDC, is young men having sex with other men. Their mates are most often ol...
CDC - Young African American Men Get Most HIV
HIV Hits 15 Times More African-American Women, 6 Times More African-American Men Than Whites
By Daniel J. DeNoonHIV is striking African-Americans with "alarming" ferocity, according to a new CDC report. The CDC recently reported that the overall U.S. HIV epidemic was much worse than we'd thought. Now the CDC points to groups for whom the HIV epidemic is vastly worse:
Young (aged 13-29) black m...