Black Gay & Bisexual Men

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Reducing HIV Among African American Communities

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Like so many Americans, I have seen the tragedy first hand, of friends lost to HIV/ AIDS. I’ve also seen the hope of those living with HIV as we continue to work toward an AIDS free generation. Each February 7th, we mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It’s an opportunity for all of us…

Black Voices: 7 Inspiring MLK Quotes & New Media


January 18th is Martin Luther King Day. We honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For his birthday, the Black Voices bloggers share reflections on their favorite quote from Dr. King as inspiration for our work towards an AIDS-free generation. We are also using the power of social media to visually extend the reach…

Black Voices: HIV from a Friend’s Perspective

Anthony Roberts, Jr.

As an HIV-negative, black, gay male, I can’t pretend to know the feelings and emotions that come with discovering that you are HIV-positive. However, what I do know is that I have chosen to use my skills in marketing and communications to inform, influence, advocate, and serve as an ally for individuals near and far…

Black Voices Bloggers on World AIDS Day 2014

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December 1st was World AIDS Day, and the U.S. Government theme for this year was ‘Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.” In recognition of this global observance in the HIV community, the Black Voices bloggers shared their individual perspectives on one question: Is World AIDS Day a celebration or a call to action? “World…

Conversations in 2014: HIV Care and Treatment

Ron Valdiserri and Carl Dieffenbach

As partners around the world gear up for the annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at are taking a moment to look back on some of our 2014 blog posts that we thought were particularly important.  Today, we share some of our blogs about efforts to enhance the treatment and…

Black Voices: Lessons Learned Over Lunch with my Mentor: First Annual Viiv Youth Summit


Last month, I attended Viiv Healthcare’s First Annual Youth Summit  and 16th Community Summit in Miami, Florida. The Youth Summit gathered 28 young people aged 18-30 from around the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico to collaborate and share ideas on how we can end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Panel discussions and workshops were designed to equip…

USCA 2014: Reflections of 3 Black Voices Bloggers


The 2014 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)  earlier this month was the largest HIV/AIDS-related gathering in the nation. During the conference, the team provided daily social media coverage , policy updates, and technical assistance to conference participants in our social media lab. Today, we bring you personal perspectives of the conference from Guy Anthony, Kahlib Barton,…

Black Voices: Managing my HIV = Managing my health

Venton C. Jones Jr.

In recognition of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) hosted its first day-long meeting on HIV among gay and bisexual men on September 26. The theme of the meeting was “Focus. Action. Impact,” and it brought together researchers, advocates, and included a delegation of black LGBT…