Colorlines

HIV/AIDS

Fighting HIV/AIDS Stigma the Red Shoe Way

Fighting HIV/AIDS Stigma the Red Shoe Way

by Akiba Solomon on November 29 2012, 1:22PM

Humor blogger and Red Pump Project co-founder Luvvie Ajayi blends fun and fashion with the serious topic of HIV/AIDS and stigma.

Topics: Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health

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

An AIDS 2012 Takeaway: More Poor, Criminalized and Marginalized Folks Belong at the Table

An AIDS 2012 Takeaway: More Poor, Criminalized and Marginalized Folks Belong at the Table

by Akiba Solomon on July 27 2012, 9:49AM

This week’s International AIDS Conference brought more than 20,000 top experts, activists, politicians and celebrities to the nation’s capitol to exchange ideas about how to end HIV. Here’s hoping that the next one will include more everyday people.

Topics: Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health

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

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

Majority of People Living With HIV in U.S. Aren't in Successful Treatment

Majority of People Living With HIV in U.S. Aren’t in Successful Treatment

by MIchael Lavers, Kai Wright on November 30 2011, 10:38AM

Federal health officials say that, 30 years into the epidemic, less than a third of people who are positive have the virus under control. Boosting that number is key to stopping the epidemic’s spread, CDC says.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Federal Health Officials Push 'Strength Through Affirmation' of Black Gay Men

Federal Health Officials Push ‘Strength Through Affirmation’ of Black Gay Men

by Kyle Bella on August 19 2011, 9:34AM

“We wanted to show black gay couples who are loving and supportive and, at the same time, we wanted to document a diverse range of strong men in community,” says CDC’s Richard Wolitski. Kyle Bella reports on the new campaign.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

HIV Epidemic Growing Fastest Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men

HIV Epidemic Growing Fastest Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men

by Kai Wright on August 4 2011, 12:30PM

An alarming study reveals HIV infections grew by nearly 50 percent among black gay and bisexual men in recent years. There are many complex causes for the trend, but there are also some clear solutions if we commit to them.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, HIV/AIDS, Health, Kai Wright

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

Why Is HIV Still Going? One Reason: 1 in 5 Don't Know They Have It Infographic

Why Is HIV Still Going? One Reason: 1 in 5 Don’t Know They Have It

by Asraa Mustufa, Stokely Baksh on June 27 2011, 1:18PM

We break down some of the most alarming stats showing how and why HIV is still spreading 30 years later.

Topics: 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

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

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

I Am HIV Positive and I Don't Blame Anybody--Including Myself

I Am HIV Positive and I Don’t Blame Anybody—Including Myself

by Kirk Grisham on November 12 2010, 10:00AM

How shared responsibility for AIDS epidemic will save all of our lives.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health, World AIDS Day