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HEALTH EXPERTS AT MAJOR AIDS CONFAB CITE NEW INFECTION SURGE
July 19, 2016
A massive turnout of activists, delegates, doctors and public health experts is settling in for this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, where the good news is better survival rates thanks to life-saving medications. ... read more »
TROUBLE AHEAD FOR NIGERIA AS OIL PROFITS PLUMMET
February 10, 2016
Tumbling oil prices have been a gift to some but they’ve blown a huge hole in Nigeria’s balance sheet which some fear may set the once promising African economy into a tail spin. What could be worse than finding you have a trillion dollar budget gap and an insurgent group that threatens to hit whatever oil wells remain? ... read more »
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, 2016
February 6, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016 is National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The theme of thisYear’s campaign is ‘I am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS’. The emphasis of the 2016 campaign is on the role that everyone can play in HIV prevention and television personality and Co-Founder of 6in10.org, ... read more »
I Don’t Want to Say “I Told You So” But, “I Told You So”
January 21, 2016
I remember back in 2012 when many in the HIV world were celebrating this new wonder drug called Truvada (PrEP). This new drug was going to be a major tool (their words not mine) in our tool box to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. This magic pill was going to help those at highest risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. ... read more »
“Doing It” While Black – Preventing HIV/AIDS in the African American Community
January 14, 2016
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the reasons why African Americans are at a higher risk of contracting HIV is because we tend to have sex with partners of the same race/ethnicity. Simply put, we tend to have sex with each other, thereby increasing the spread of HIV/AIDS in our community. ... read more »
Let’s Do Something Different This World AIDS Day
December 10, 2015
It’s been 35 years since the reporting of the first case of HIV in America and it saddens me to say it, but this nation was late at best, in answering the call to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic. What is even more egregious is the deafening silence when it came to supporting HIV education, prevention and care in all communities but even more so in the Black community. ... read more »
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