News and information about HIV in minority communities, including African Americans and other racial minorities. In many countries, minority populations are disproportionately affected by HIV.

Ethnic and cultural minorities news selected from other sources

  • Black AIDS Institute Names New Leader

    Veteran staffer Raniyah Copeland will succeed Phill Wilson as president and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute effective January 1.

    12 December 2018 | Poz
  • Young black gay and bisexual men in US 16 times more likely to acquire HIV

    This is despite reporting the lowest number of sexual partners, new study says

    07 December 2018 | Gay Star News
  • Australia: Indigenous HIV infection rate rises 41 per cent, sparking call for better prevention messaging

    HIV infection rates in the Indigenous population increased by 41 per cent between 2013 and 2016, recent data from a report by the University of News South Wales's Kirby Institute shows.

    07 December 2018 | ABC
  • Black women are more vulnerable to Aids. So why aren’t they being helped?

    I’m HIV-positive – and I know black women bear the brunt of funding cuts and are overlooked by prevention programmes

    02 December 2018 | The Guardian
  • Let’s stop criminalizing HIV status

    Black people represent approximately 2.5 per cent of Canada’s population and 13.6 per cent of people living with HIV. Data shows that among non-disclosure cases, where the race of the defendant is known, only 36 per cent are Black, while 50 per cent are white. Yet this study of media representation found that since 1989, 62 per cent of all newspaper articles about HIV non-disclosure cases have focused on Black defendants. Moreover, since 2012 the majority of high profile cases of persons convicted under HIV criminalization legislation in Canada were African/Black men.

    30 November 2018 | The Conversation
  • Preventing HIV Among Young, Black Teens With Mental Illness

    Each year, the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) honors nurses at the forefront of HIV research. This year, University of Pennsylvania associate professor Bridgette Brawner, Ph.D., APRN, won the Richard L. Sowell Article of the Year Award for her research on heterosexually active black teens with mental illness -- a group that's under-represented in HIV prevention campaigns.

    29 November 2018 | The Body Pro
  • PrEP in the USA: white people given preference 

    Nearly six times as many white people as black people are being prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the USA, despite black people having a greater need. 

    26 November 2018 | AVERT
  • HIV Seroconversion Despite PrEP Therapy

    The tragedy of continued HIV transmission in the era of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is explored in detail in a viewpoint article published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.1 The study evaluated a cohort of 14 young black men who have sex with men (MSM) in Atlanta, Georgia, who experienced HIV seroconversion despite administration of PrEP as part of the EleMENt Study.

    22 November 2018 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Black Community Wins Big At NOSCARS

    CAMPAIGNERS WHO have led efforts to raise awareness of sexual health issues in the black community were honoured a special awards ceremony yesterday (Nov 12).

    14 November 2018 | The Voice
  • 'Growing up, it felt like I was too gay to be black and too black to be gay'

    "What it's like coming out as a black man when people see it as a 'white thing'" - Phil Samba talks to BBC Radio 5 live about coming out as black and gay in the UK

    05 November 2018 | BBC
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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