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What to Remember on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

What to Remember on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

by Jamilah King on February 7 2014, 2:00PM

The Centers for Disease Control released new data on what’s called the “HIV care continuum.”

Topics: Health, /NOW

Asian-American Mayor's Blood Donation Rejected Because He's Gay

Asian-American Mayor’s Blood Donation Rejected Because He’s Gay

by Jamilah King on August 9 2013, 11:23AM

Since 1983, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has effectively banned gay men from donating blood on the basis of increased risk of HIV.

Topics: Health, /NOW

There's a Morning-After HIV Pill That Many People Don't Know About

There’s a Morning-After HIV Pill That Many People Don’t Know About

by Jamilah King on July 25 2013, 11:30AM

And that’s largely because there hasn’t been much publicity around it.

Topics: /NOW

Unprecedented Number of HIV Cases in Navajo Reservation

Unprecedented Number of HIV Cases in Navajo Reservation

by Jorge Rivas on May 20 2013, 1:45PM

The chances for survival after an AIDS diagnosis were lower for Native Americans than any other racial group.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Anti-Gay Climate in Zambia Worsening Its HIV Epidemic

Anti-Gay Climate in Zambia Worsening Its HIV Epidemic

by Jorge Rivas on April 19 2013, 4:03PM

The anti-gay obsession in the landlocked southern African nation of Zambia is worsening its HIV epidemic.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

The State of HIV in Black America: A Visual Breakdown (Infographic)

by Jorge Rivas on March 21 2013, 10:40AM

If you are a person of color — especially an African-American — you are disproportionately at risk for contracting HIV.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Black Males Ages 13-24 Hit Hardest With New HIV Infections in U.S.

Black Males Ages 13-24 Hit Hardest With New HIV Infections in U.S.

by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2012, 4:04PM

In 2010, of the estimated 47,500 new HIV infections, 12,200 were among youths.

Topics: Health, /NOW

What the AIDS Epidemic Still Reveals About Us [Infographic] Infographic

What the AIDS Epidemic Still Reveals About Us [Infographic]

by Hatty Lee, Kai Wright on November 29 2012, 9:54AM

Progress must be noted and celebrated. But as the data suggests, the AIDS epidemic continues to reflect this nation’s most fundamental inequities.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health, Kai Wright

December 1 is World AIDS Day, Find Events Near You

by Jorge Rivas on November 28 2012, 3:36PM

Every year World AIDS Day events take place across the country to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Naked HIV/AIDS Activists Arrested After They Take Over John Boehner's Office

Naked HIV/AIDS Activists Arrested After They Take Over John Boehner’s Office

by Jorge Rivas on November 27 2012, 3:58PM

At least three AIDS activists were arrested on Tuesday after they and other naked demonstrators briefly took over House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) to protest budget cuts to health care services.

Topics: Health, /NOW

HIV-Positive DREAMer in Urgent Need of Medical Care Stuck in ICE Custody

by Jorge Rivas on October 26 2012, 3:28PM

A DREAMactivist.org petition is urging ICE to immediately release and end deportation proceedings for a 27-year-old HIV-positive DREAMer that was held in a Florida detention center without medical care.

Topics: Health, Immigration, /NOW

Life, Love, and Risk: A Moment at the International AIDS Conference

Life, Love, and Risk: A Moment at the International AIDS Conference

by Jamilah King on July 26 2012, 10:00AM

Jamilah King went searching for answers to why we all take such risks in pursuit of connection. She didn’t find them, but she kept bumping up against love.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Progress on Condom Use Among Youth Slows, Drops Among Black Teens

by Kai Wright on July 24 2012, 12:36PM

After a decade of squabbling over sex ed and access to condoms, a federal health study shows a trend line suddenly inching in the wrong direction.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright, /NOW

The Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling Fails Black Women With HIV

The Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling Fails Black Women With HIV

by Akiba Solomon on July 3 2012, 10:45AM

By allowing states to choose whether or not they will expand Medicaid, the Supreme Court may have set back the fight against HIV/AIDS among poor women of color who desperately need treatment.

Topics: Gender, Health, Obamacare

CDC: 1 in 16 Black Men Will Be Diagnosed with HIV During Their Lifetime

CDC: 1 in 16 Black Men Will Be Diagnosed with HIV During Their Lifetime

by Jorge Rivas on February 7 2012, 4:12PM

The impact of HIV has been devastating among black youth, with approximately 40 percent of new infections among blacks now occurring among those between the ages of 13 and 29.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Remember HIV/AIDS? It's Still Raging in the U.S. Infographic

Remember HIV/AIDS? It’s Still Raging in the U.S.

by Kai Wright, Hatty Lee on February 7 2012, 10:13AM

When times are tough, it’s easy to ignore things like health and wellness. We all know what happens when we do that in our personal lives—it comes back to haunt us. Same’s true as a society, and the U.S. AIDS epidemic is proof of that fact.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright

Navajo Nation Sees Alarming Rise in HIV/AIDS Infections

Navajo Nation Sees Alarming Rise in HIV/AIDS Infections

by Jorge Rivas on January 6 2012, 10:50AM

Poor education is partly to blame, with some tribal members learning about HIV and AIDS only upon diagnosis.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Federal Funding for Syringe Exchange Programs is at Risk

Federal Funding for Syringe Exchange Programs is at Risk

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 9:26AM

Some member of congress want to eliminate federal funding for needle exchange programs that have been proven to reduce HIV transmission.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Black Website Shows Us the Right and Wrong Ways to Talk HIV

Black Website Shows Us the Right and Wrong Ways to Talk HIV

by Akiba Solomon on December 6 2011, 10:04AM

Loop21.com gave HIV/AIDS lots of play on World AIDS day. Two of its stories show how far we’ve come and where we still need to go.

Topics: Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health

13 Arrested at Wall Street Protest for World AIDS Day

13 Arrested at Wall Street Protest for World AIDS Day

by Jorge Rivas on December 1 2011, 4:57PM

As the White House announced new money for domestic HIV/AIDS treatment, protestors took to the streets of New York City to link tax cuts for the rich to poor health care for people living with HIV.

Topics: HIV/AIDS at 30

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