Expert comment: HIV/AIDS Awareness in the African-American Community

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The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson spoke at the 2007 National Conference on African-Americans and AIDS, calling attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how it affects the African-American community.  The University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing has an expert available for comment.


   Dr. Christopher Coleman

   Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


* Studies HIV-related risk behaviors in middle-aged and older African-American men.

* Investigates health disparities and seeks understanding of the factors that influence health-promoting behaviors and HIV-risk factors among vulnerable populations such as the homeless and mentally ill.

* Studies African-Americans residing in impoverished urban areas.