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AIDS Activists Hold March And Rally In New York City

Ending the HIV Epidemic Will Take More Than Medicine

Our HIV research agenda has to address the world outside of a clinical trial, vaccine researcher Stephaun E. Wallace, Ph.D., argues.

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Advances in HIV Science Must Not Leave Needs of People Behind, Experts Urge

As the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference kicked off on March 18, plenary speakers discussed not only recent biomedical advances, but also what is truly needed in heavily affected U.S. communities to end the epidemic.

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At USCA 2018, Black Lives Matter Cofounder Alicia Garza Discusses HIV and Building Black Social Justice Power

Alicia Garza talks with TheBodyPRO's Kenyon Farrow about HIV's relative invisibility in black social justice spaces, despite its disproportionate impact on black communities.

HIV Prevalence Among Non-Medicaid Expansion States

Separate and Unequal Access Frames Discussion at CROI Panel on U.S. HIV Care Cascade

The lack of Medicaid expansion in the South is creating worse racial disparities in the U.S., according to researchers and medical providers discussing the HIV care cascade at CROI 2018.

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My Journey Through Health Care and HIV as a Black American

For George M. Johnson, a recent panel discussion was the culmination of his tri-fold existence -- as a human, a worker and an activist -- where he could share the totality of his experience as a black man living with HIV.

"Our Lives Matter": Black Gay Leaders Call for Accelerated Response to HIV/AIDS

Men who have sex with men (MSM) -- and African-American MSM in particular -- are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. Analysis of data from in 21 major U.S. cities found that African-American gay and bisexual men had the highest HIV prevalence of...

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Health Department Announces 41% Drop in HIV/AIDS Related Deaths Among Black New Yorkers

New data show a 41 percent drop in deaths among black people living with HIV/AIDS between 2001 and 2010 in New York City, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The department also noted that blacks account for almost...

New State of AIDS in Black America Report Recommends Full Implementation and Scale Up of Health Care Reform and National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Los Angeles, CA -- The Black AIDS Institute ("the Institute"), the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on the Black community in the US, today released its 2011 State of AIDS in Black America report, Deciding Moment. 2011 marks the ...

5 Must-Dos for Training an Infrastructure of Black HIV Experts

The Obama administration's National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) states that to properly care for the thousands of HIV-positive Americans who are expected to be introduced into the system, the U.S. must create a pipeline of culturally competent HIV-care ...

NYC HIV/AIDS Outreach Programs Should Be Targeting Black Women

An alarming new statistic shines a glaring light on the increasingly Black and female faces of HIV in New York City. According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (pdf), a staggering 93.4 percent of all new HIV cases reported among NYC wom...