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Tony Wafford
The Vaccines: Will Black People be at the end of the Line?
February 12, 2021
During this Covid-19 watch, it seems that there is a tremendous amount of excitement in the news as vaccines move toward federal approval and all the different states racing and running to create plans for who should get the first doses and how the vaccines will be distributed. State and federal health officials have all agreed that front-line healthcare workers who have direct contact with COVID-19 patients should be the first vaccinated, which makes all the sense in the world. Then the conversation seems to be vaccinating seniors in nursing home facilities and those patients in long-term care facilities; and that also makes sense to me. ... read more »
NFL, Baptist Ministers, Dick Butkus, ICL and African American Men Address Heart Disease
March 21, 2019
Heart Disease in the United States is a major issue with about 610,000 people dying every year. ... read more »
L.A. Chapter of I Choose Life Health and Wellness Center Celebrate and Commemorate Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 23, 2017
March 10th was National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, but for I Choose Life Health and Wellness Center, we're going to celebrate and educate women and girls the entire month of March. When you look at our society and see that there are over 280,000 young ladies 13 and older who are living with HIV in the United States, and some 7,402 women and young girls that were diagnosed with HIV in 2015; we've got to talk about it. Black women continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, accounting for 61% of recent diagnoses but only 13% of the female population. Though most women who acquire HIV through vaginal sex, women who inject drugs are also at risk for HIV. ... read more »
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They Say, ‘It Appears That no one Cares’: But We Do!
March 24, 2016
In a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, I saw a story entitled, ‘It appears that no one cares’: Report slams Juvenile Hall for filthy conditions and poor leadership. ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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