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Heroes In The Struggle Gala
November 23, 2016
Lee Daniels to Be Honored and Jussie Smollett to Host Heroes In The Struggle Gala Reception and Award Presentation to benefit the Black AIDS Institute ... read more »
I’m Sounding the Alarm
November 16, 2016
The basics in dealing with STDs is first and foremost, using condoms, male or female. ... read more »
The False Equivalency in the World of HIV
July 28, 2016
My organization, I Choose Life Health and Wellness Center partnered with Alan Haymon and Haymon Entertainment, as well as Pfizer, Inc. and together, over a period of 18 months, visiting 66 cities, in 24 states, tested more than 30 thousand primarily African American men, women and young adults for HIV. During that period, we found 600 plus HIV positive persons with the oldest being a 65 years old woman in Philadelphia, PA and the youngest, a 16-year-old black girl in Seattle, WA and none of those 600 plus Black people that tested positive for HIV, knew that they were infected with the virus; which brings me to the titled of my article, The False Equivalency in the World of HIV. ... read more »
Eliminating Health Disparities—Quality Healthcare for African Americans
July 20, 2016
National Medical Association addresses HIV/AIDS at its 114th Annual Convention ... read more »
Be Seen As We Are
April 14, 2016
Last week, I was catching up on all of my TV shows that I had DVR’d; most of the time, if the show does not look very interesting, I just fast forward and keep it pushing. Well, for some reason, as I was watching the Tavis Smiley Show, Tavis announced his guest, the winner of American Idol, Mr. Jorden Smith. Having not watched American Idol in years, I just wanted to see who this guy was. When I saw this young man, with this very high-pitched voice; I knew I had to see what was up with this and how in the hell did he win! ... read more »
Creating a Brighter Future for Our Children: The Power of the Church to Fight the HIV Epidemic in Black Youth
April 14, 2016
In our sworn promise and duty to serve in Jesus Christ’s name, we cannot stand by and watch on as thousands more die from this disease ... read more »
Interview with Tony Wafford of I Choose Life on the CDC’s new Doing It Campaign
March 10, 2016
What is the Doing It campaign? The Doing It campaign is a new effort by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to encourage all adults – especially those in communities that are most affected by HIV/AIDS like the Black community – to get tested for HIV. Doing It aims to destigmatize the HIV testing conversation, and to make HIV testing a normal part of our lives. ... read more »
In Need of a Friend
February 17, 2016
Having worked in youth services for the past ten years, I’ve had the opportunity to observe countless different types of young people, with varied and shared experiences, ... read more »
Black Women Have a New Way to Protect Themselves from HIV Infection
February 10, 2016
One in 32 Black women in the U.S. will be infected with HIV in her lifetime. And although the rate of new infections among Black women has decreased, ... 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, ... 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 »
AHF Celebrates MLK Holiday At Parades and Through Free HIV Testing Events Across The Country
January 20, 2016
“AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue” wrapped bus debuts at LA’s MLK parade; tour during Black History Month ... 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 »
Calling all Brothers
December 29, 2015
Brothers, we have a duty, a duty to take care of our women. We need to accept responsibility for the rising numbers of HIV/AIDS and STDs in black women. These rising numbers are such a prevalent part of our communities now; that a conversation needs to be expanded to include everyone in the community, straight and gay. ... read more »
The CDC and The First Ladies Health Initiative to Educate Community About HIV and AIDS
December 17, 2015
HIV/AIDS continues to disproportionately impact African-American and Hispanic communities, and in an effort to spread awareness and to educate the public about the disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The First Ladies Health Initiative recently kicked off “Doing It,” a CDC campaign focused on HIV and AIDS awareness. ... read more »

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