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HIV in the Black Community: Tell the Story Right

For the first time, the words I am posting on My Fabulous Disease are not my own. This piece is from Craig Washington, whom I have known since our service at AID Atlanta 25 years ago. He continues to teach me about the lives and issues of Black gay men living with HIV.

Published
18 January 2019
From
My Fabulous Disease
US: HIV Is Declining More Slowly Among Foreign-Born Black Women

Black women born in the United States have seen a faster decline in their HIV diagnosis rate.

Published
01 January 2019
From
Poz
HIV infections among black gay men taking PrEP, probably due to poor adherence

Awareness and use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States increased significantly

Published
20 December 2018
By
Michael Carter
Public Health England warns that improved treatment and testing rates for STIs in the UK could be imperilled by cuts

A review of one hundred years of diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK confirms that there have been sharp increases in gonorrhoea and syphilis

Published
18 December 2018
By
Gus Cairns
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.

Published
12 December 2018
From
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

Published
07 December 2018
From
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.

Published
07 December 2018
From
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

Published
02 December 2018
From
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.

Published
30 November 2018
From
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.

Published
29 November 2018
From
The Body Pro
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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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