Candace Y.A. Montague

Candace Y.A. Montague has been learning about HIV since 1988 (and she has the certificates from the American Red Cross to prove it). Health is a high priority to Candace because she believes that nothing can come of your life if you're not healthy enough to enjoy it. One of her two master's degrees is in Community Health Promotion and Education. Candace was inspired to act against HIV after seeing a documentary in 2008 about African-American women and HIV. She knew that writing was the best way for her to make a difference and help inform others. Candace is a native Washingtonian and covers HIV news all around D.C. She has covered fundraisers, motorcycle rides, town hall meetings, house balls, Capitol Hill press conferences, election campaigns and protests for The DC and emPower News Magazine.

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Categories Covered:HIV Prevention Methods, HIV Epidemiology, HIV Treatments in Development, PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), HIV Education and Risk Management, HIV, Discrimination, and Law, HIV Policy and Advocacy, HIV Testing, Managing Long-Term HIV Survivors, Adverse Events, Comorbidities, and HIV, HIV and Mental Health Care

Latest by Candace Y.A. Montague

With a Cupcake and a Condom (and a Lot More), an Educator Promotes HIV Prevention Among Young Black Women

Shawna Edgerson, M.P.H., a prevention specialist with KC CARE (Care Access Research Education) in Kansas City, Missouri, has a passion for making sure that young black women get the message about safer sex with men. And she does it with a sweet treat...

By Candace Y.A. Montague

Let's Advance the Conversation Among Black Women on HIV and PrEP

With black women at far greater risk for HIV than women of any other race or ethnicity, health organizations should think more creatively about how to bring them HIV and PrEP information.

By Candace Y.A. Montague

As Women of Color Age, What Are Their HIV and Mental Health Needs?

Tonya Taylor, Ph.D., a specialist in sexual health, walks us through the changes and challenges that can affect women of color who are aging with HIV or become positive later in life.

By Candace Y.A. Montague

Blacks in AIDS 2012 Leadership: Delores Dockery

One in a series about Black Americans engaged in leadership roles for the 2012 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012).

Deloris Dockery runs the highly successful One Conversation project, a public-education AIDS-prevention and community-action ca...

By Candace Y.A. Montague for The Black AIDS Institute

Q&A: C. Virginia Fields, AIDS Movement Leader and Power Broker

C. Virginia Fields, CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA), is standing tall these days as her organization makes waves in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Here, the former Manhattan borough president talks with the Black AIDS Ins...

By Candace Y.A. Montague for The Black AIDS Institute

Stigma Prevents Many African-American Doctors From Testing for HIV: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

A recent study found that African-American doctors only test one-third of their patients for HIV each year. As Candace Y.A. Montague reports, Lisa Fitzpatrick, M.D., M.P.H. -- an infectious disease physician in Washington, D.C -- says that this issue...

By Candace Y.A. Montague

HGTV Star David Bromstad Wants You to "Know Yourself": A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

The "Know Yourself" HIV testing campaign kicked off last month with a special message for gay men at risk for HIV, brought to you by none other than David Bromstad, who won the first season of HGTV's Design Star and is now the host of Color Splash. B...

By Candace Y.A. Montague

Why People Probably Won't Get Tested on National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day. It is a day set aside for AIDS Service Organizations to push the public to get tested for HIV. Release the stigma and get tested for a change. A campaign such as this one has a suitable amount of hype set around it....

By Candace Y.A. Montague

Study Finds That PReP Acceptance Depends on Cost Instead of Effectiveness

A study out of UCLA and Lima, Peru show that people are more willing to use Truvada, the anti-retroviral drug for HIV, if they can pay less money for it regardless of its effectiveness. The International Study of STD and AIDS published the results of...

By Candace Y.A. Montague

AIDSVu Debuts in DC

A new online tool may (literally) change the way we look at HIV rates in the U.S. AIDSVu, an interactive online map created by Emory University researchers and programmers, lets you view a color-coded breakdown of HIV rates in various parts of the co...

By Candace Y.A. Montague