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CDC Trying Out Free Rapid HIV/AIDS Test at Rural and Urban Drugstores

by Jorge Rivas on June 26 2012, 5:16PM

Throughout the two-year initiative, CDC will provide training for staff in community pharmacies and retail clinics in 12 urban areas and 12 rural areas with high HIV prevalence or significant unmet HIV testing needs.

Topics: Health, /NOW

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

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

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

50 Percent of People Eligible for HIV Drug Therapy Now Have Access

50 Percent of People Eligible for HIV Drug Therapy Now Have Access

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2011, 11:52AM

A new report by the Joint United Nations says we’ve begun to finally tackle the epidemic.

Topics: Health

20 Years Ago Today, Magic Johnson Made HIV Not Just a White Gay Male Disease

20 Years Ago Today, Magic Johnson Made HIV Not Just a White Gay Male Disease

by Jorge Rivas on November 7 2011, 12:40PM

Magic Johnson announced he was HIV-positive twenty years ago today. He did more for HIV/AIDS awareness than former President Ronald Reagan.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Game Wants Gay Rappers to Come Out, But Spreads Downlow Myth

The Game Wants Gay Rappers to Come Out, But Spreads Downlow Myth

by Jorge Rivas on September 14 2011, 3:01PM

Two-time Grammy Awards nominee rapper Game is being praised for openly accepting gays but in the process he’s telling myths about men in the “down low” spreading HIV.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

In the Fight Against HIV, a Breakthrough for Women of Color

In the Fight Against HIV, a Breakthrough for Women of Color

by Akiba Solomon on July 15 2011, 1:49PM

Two new studies involving heterosexual women and men reveal that taking a daily dose of HIV meds can decrease infection risk by well over 50 percent. That’s a “yay” for women of color who bear the brunt of the global pandemic.

Topics: Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health

AIDS Researchers Eye Flurry of Promising Vaccine Developments

AIDS Researchers Eye Flurry of Promising Vaccine Developments

by Rod McCullom on May 26 2011, 9:42AM

Recent weeks have witnessed a series of striking advancements in developing a vaccine for the 30-year-old epidemic that’s ravaging black neighborhoods.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Equal Access to HIV Treatment Could Finally Slow the Black Epidemic

Equal Access to HIV Treatment Could Finally Slow the Black Epidemic

by Rod McCullom on May 19 2011, 10:27AM

A new study finally proves “treatment as prevention” remarkably slows HIV’s spread. But huge numbers of black people living with HIV don’t know they are positive and aren’t in treatment.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Advocates Pick Apart Will.I.Am's Pathetic View on Women and Condoms

Advocates Pick Apart Will.I.Am’s Pathetic View on Women and Condoms

by Jamilah King on May 4 2011, 10:45AM

Kelle Terrell at The Body calls the rapper out for his terribly misguided approach to sexual health.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

How Microbicides Could Forever Change HIV for Black Women

How Microbicides Could Forever Change HIV for Black Women

by Akiba Solomon on February 10 2011, 12:04PM

By 2014, scientists may have given women the tool to truly change the HIV epidemic’s trajectory.

Topics: Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health

Global AIDS Watchdogs Worry U.S. Neglecting Its Leadership Role

Global AIDS Watchdogs Worry U.S. Neglecting Its Leadership Role

by Michelle Chen on January 28 2011, 10:07AM

Obama’s strategy is to fight HIV comprehensively, but some say that’s camouflage for neglect.

Topics: Global Justice, HIV/AIDS at 30, Health

Black AIDS Activist: 'Our House is On Fire'

Black AIDS Activist: ‘Our House is On Fire’

by Jamilah King on January 18 2011, 11:54AM

Three decades into the AIDS epidemic, CNN’s Anderson Cooper spotlights its crippling effects to the black community.

Topics: Health

The AIDS Epidemic Has Always Been Defined by What We Don't Know Infographic

The AIDS Epidemic Has Always Been Defined by What We Don’t Know

by Eric Washington on December 1 2010, 9:36AM

On World AIDS Day, three black Americans look back on decades of misunderstanding about HIV.

Topics: HIV/AIDS at 30, Health

HIV Prevention Breakthrough Electrifies Movement to End Epidemic

HIV Prevention Breakthrough Electrifies Movement to End Epidemic

by Linda Villarosa on November 24 2010, 3:15PM

Scientists and advocates alike are abuzz about a study showing a pill-a-day regimen’s success in blocking transmission.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

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