African-American Men and AIDS

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Historically, African Americans distrust the medical establishment, but as AIDS rates rise, activists say the numbers demand action.


Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, deputy director of the CDC's National Center for HIV, STD and TB

Dr. Robert Klitzman, co-director of Columbia University's Center for Bio-Ethics, research scientist and assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University, and author of Being Positive: The Lives of Men and Women with HIV

Ron Weatherford, United Methodist minister at Bethel Liberty Grove Charge in High Point, N.C., and executive director of Nia's Ark, an educational health program focused on AIDS in faith communities



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