HIV/AIDS is increasingly an epidemic in the black community. African Americans account for a whopping 50% of all those living with HIV today, 45% of those newly infected each year and about half of all deaths.
If black America were its own country, it would rank 105th in the world for life expectancy, behind places like Algeria, the Dominican Republic and Sri Lanka (the US as a whole is 49th).
It is past time to have some FRANK talk about HIV in the black community!
Jeffrey B. Brown, M.D., is a Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital Internal Medicine trained physician. Throughout his medical school years, residency training and practice of internal medicine, he has received numerous awards and accolades for his compassion and pursuit of academic excellence. Dr. Brown is certified by the National Board of Internal Medicine. For more information, visit his website: www.jeffreybrownmd.com