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Pride in our Progress

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Since Pride Month 2013, much has happened that we can be proud of. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Department of Health and Human Services, and the entire nation have made enormous progress regarding the health and welfare of America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. These changes include the expansion…

Black Voices: Tips for Reaching the Black MSM Community Online

Anthony Roberts, Jr.

According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project , 73% of African American internet users report using a social networking site of some kind . If you are trying to reach the Black MSM community online, these tools can be key to your HIV prevention and awareness efforts. There are a vast number of social…

CDC Launches New Campaign – Start Talking. Stop HIV. – For Gay and Bisexual Men

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Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launches the latest communication campaign under its Act Against AIDS initiative – Start Talking. Stop HIV. This new national HIV prevention campaign is the result of input from more than 500 gay and bisexual men from various racial and ethnic groups, ages, and geographic areas across…

Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

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Today of all days, we are reminded that the cause of justice can and must triumph over hatred and prejudice. This is a day of action for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities and their allies all over the world. It is time to reaffirm our commitment to the equality and dignity of all…

Black Voices: “Wait a minute did I take my meds?”

Patrick Ingram

“Wait a minute did I take my meds?” This is a question I often ask even if my pill box, mobile application, or friend says I have. Anxiety, nervousness, fear, and due diligence keep me on track to continue to the best of my ability to take my medications faithfully. For me the process of…

Swallow A Pill for HIV Prevention

Venton Jones

Last year I had the pleasure to work on a video project with the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC) , in collaboration with the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) . We set out to develop a tool that would educate and engage Black gay men around biomedical HIV prevention research. The main focus is on…

Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative Gears Up for 2014 Policy & Advocacy Summit

Aisha Moore

At AIDS.gov we have been fortunate enough to share with you voices from the community of men dedicated to amplifying the response to HIV among Black men who have sex with men (MSM). Our Black Voices blog series brings together young black leaders who are using new media to make a difference for black MSM at…

Black Voices: From the Community, For the Community

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At AIDS.gov, we ask that all HIV organizations assess to see how new media can extend the reach of their work. Today, we are fortunate to share with you voices from the community of men dedicated to using new media to amplify the response to HIV among black MSM. The need for a targeted response…