Support groups are often good places to share information,
problem-solving tips, and emotions related to
The organizations listed in the Other Places to Get Help section of
the topic Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection often sponsor support
groups for people who test positive for HIV, as well as for their caregivers
and friends. Contact one of these organizations to find the support group
In many ways, African-Americans are bearing the brunt of the HIV crisis in the United States. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). African-Americans receive more AIDS diagnoses and experience more HIV-related deaths than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States. Here is a brief overview of the impact, possible causes, and potential ways to reduce the risk of HIV and AIDS in blacks.