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...
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.
Women are drastically underrepresented in HIV cure research studies. The need for a cure is critical, but will the search for HIV cure strategies include women?
"In spite of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, everyone in this fight can rise," Jourdan Barnes writes. "In spite of not being represented in the world, we can join together to form a union that will be as loud as loud can be."
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.
Very early initiation of ART, followed by several years of viral suppression, can have a relatively common outcome of testing HIV negative using rapid HIV tests.
Federal Leaders Work Together to Get the Word Out About Research Showing Viral Suppression Prevents HIV Transmission
Even though there were few sessions at the U.S. Conference on AIDS dedicated specifically to treatment as prevention, there were discussions going on everywhere about it.
"I remember when it was illegal to be a practicing homosexual," recalled Richard Zaldivar at the 2017 USCA. "DACA is not an immigrant issue. DACA and the Dreamers are an American issue. Just like gay rights, just like the battle for HIV and AIDS."...
NIH director Anthony Fauci, M.D., discusses opportunities and challenges in ending the HIV pandemic, and CDC and Ryan White program officials have a conversation highlighting some of the points they shared during the plenary session.
The overlap between structural racism that people of color face every day and significantly lower health outcomes is impossible to ignore.