NMA Consensus Report:

HIV AIDS Testing and Treatment Consensus Panel
This paper, developed by the NMA HIV/AIDS Testing and Treatment Consensus Panel, summarizes the research and data as it relates to these two critical areas ”testing and treatment” and puts forth a set of recommendations for improving health outcomes and reducing HIV/AIDS-related deaths in the African American community.


Addressing the HIV/AIDS Crisis in the African American Community: Fact Fiction and Policy
The NMA understands that the disproportionate rates of HIV infection for African Americans could make this population vulnerable to the health and social challenges experienced in Sub-Saharan Africa. NMA further ac-knowledges that reducing HIV/AIDS incidence among African Americans is a priority and requires a strong strategic response from their membership. For this rea-son, the NMA HIV/AIDS Consensus Panel convened to develop a set of recommendations in response to preva-lent policy issues as they relate to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. The present document is a compila-tion of the suggestions presented and approved by the panel.

NMA Fact Sheet:

What you need to know about HIV/AIDS

Journal of the National Medical Association Articles:

HIV/AIDS and the African-American Community: A State of Emergency

African-American Sexuality and HIV/AIDS: Recommendations for Future Research

Research Needed to More Effectively Combat HIV among African-American Men Who Have Sex with Men

Incarceration, African Americans and HIV: Advancing a Research Agenda

Black AIDS Institute:

Making Change Real : The State of AIDS in Black America 2009

Left Behind: Black America: a Neglected Priority in the Global AIDS Epidemic

AIDS in Blackface: 25 Years of an Epidemic

Saving Ourselves: The State of AIDS in Black America, 2008

CDC Report:

Cases of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2005. HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, Volume 17, rev. ed., June 2007.

Other Publications:

Why We Can’t Wait: The Tipping Point for HIV/AIDS Among African Americans, NASTAD (National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors) monograph, 2007.
A Turning Point: Confronting HIV/AIDS in African American Communities
Link to CDC page “HIV/AIDS - African Americans”
“Order CDC HIV/AIDS Publications for the General Public”
“CDC HIV/AIDS Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Reports”
“CDC Recommendations and Guidelines”
CDC Fact Sheet, HIV/AIDS among African Americans,
“CDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance Reports”

CDC Media Facts:

HIV among African Americans: A Heightened National Response