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Healing Our Heart, Mind and Body
September 5, 2019
Recently I received a call and was asked if I knew someone who wanted to join the team of some of the best and brightest people working on a research project in the area of HIV/AIDS. The project was entitled, “Healing Our Heart, Mind and Body”. It’s not too often to be presented with an opportunity to work with both friends and people you admire. So, when Dr. Gail Wyatt asked if I knew of a person, in particular a man, that wanted to work on this project with her and her team, I said “I’ve got just the right guy for you—ME!” ... read more »
Ending HIV Only Happens if Black America Leads
August 16, 2019
In 2011, Science Magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year” was the discovery that antiretroviral drugs were a game changer in HIV prevention. The development of treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) ushered in the concept of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. By combining effective treatment for people living with HIV with simple and easy biomedical prevention for people at risk of HIV infection we can eliminate HIV transmission and HIV acquisition, thereby breaking the back of the epidemic. ... read more »
“HIV/AIDS – Forty Years and Counting”
July 11, 2019
Forty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, African Americans continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. ... read more »
A Pioneering Voice In African Literature Dies After Short Illness
June 7, 2019
Wainaina won the 2002 Caine prize for African writing. Credited with founding the literary magazine and collective Kwani? and advancing the fight for LGBTQ rights in Africa, he made headlines around the world in 2014, when he responded to a wave of anti-gay laws around the continent by publicly outing himself in a short essay, published to mark his 43rd birthday. ... read more »
My Best Friend Died of AIDS
February 7, 2019
Six years ago, I found my best friend in the hospital.  We hadn’t seen each other in a while--which isn’t uncommon for us.  We’d kept in touch through text and phone calls. I didn’t know my friend was sick until I walked into her hospital room and hardly recognized the person before me. My friend eventually confided in me that she had HIV and AIDS. ... read more »
Can Alternative Treatments Help with HIV?
January 31, 2019
Many people living with HIV choose to explore non-conventional therapies to ease the symptoms of HIV and side effects of the medications. ... read more »
APLA Health and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Cut Ribbon on New Community Health Center
December 13, 2018
APLA Health commemorates World AIDS Day and continued fight against AIDS epidemics ... read more »
Black AIDS Institute Names New President & Chief Executive Officer
December 6, 2018
Longtime staffer selected from among 20 candidates after national 10-month search ... read more »
There’s A Pill For That! Los Angeles County Launches PrEP for Women Campaign
November 1, 2018
“Sister Friends: Get PrEP’d” Video Series for HIV Prevention ... read more »
Major AIDS Conference Aims to ‘Build Bridges’ Where Epidemic Still Surges
July 26, 2018
The International Conference on AIDS - the largest conference on any global health issue in the world – opens this week under the title “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges.”  ... read more »
Empowered LA Youth Host 6th Annual ‘Spring into Love’
March 15, 2018
This year’s event will focus on health topics that dramatically affect young people of color in the South Los Angeles community. ... read more »
As Phill Wilson Retires, Black AIDS Institute Launches New Programs
February 8, 2018
As Phill Wilson Retires, Black AIDS Institute Launches New Programs ... read more »
‘Diva’s Simply Singing’ Celebrates 27 Years in HIV/AIDS Advocacy
December 21, 2017
There have been few champions of AIDS advocacy more vocal than actress, singer and activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph. Her star-studded “DIVAS Simply Singing!” signature AIDS benefit concert celebrated its 27th year last week here in Los Angeles. The event was held at the Taglyan Cultural Center and hosted by comedian Rolanda Watts. ... read more »
CDC Delivers Glimmer of HIV Hope
December 7, 2017
New CDC Vital Signs report finds that HIV is being diagnosed sooner after infection than was previously reported. ... read more »
Why Ending AIDS in Africa Matters to Black Americans
December 6, 2017
In recent months, several African heads of state have made public their commitment to support the goal of ending AIDS by 2030. ... read more »
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