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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We break down some of the most alarming stats showing how and why HIV is still spreading 30 years later.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Kirk Grisham on November 12 2010, 10:00AM
How shared responsibility for AIDS epidemic will save all of our lives.