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Black Voices: Leveraging Digital Tools to Reach and Engage Black Gay Men

Meico Whitlock

Editor’s note: Venton and Meico are part of our Black Voices blog series, community voices of men dedicated to using new media to amplify the response to HIV among black MSM. Click here more information about the series. More Americans than ever before have access to Internet-enabled technologies and are participating in online social networking platforms….

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Indian Helath Service

Editor’s Note: This blog post is cross-posted from the IHS HIV email listserv. Thursday, March 20, is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This week many tribal communities are sponsoring neighborhood events to increase local and global awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indian and Alaska Native people. To learn more about National Native…

Organizations Work to Reduce HIV/AIDS among African American Women and Latinas

The Strategy in Action. Communities respond to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

One of the key goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy is to reduce HIV-related health disparities, including those experienced by African American and Latina women who are disproportionately affected at all stages of HIV infection compared to women of other races/ethnicities. Despite an encouraging decrease in new HIV infections among black women (21% between 2008…

Black Voices: I Choose to Speak Out

ken williams

Like many black MSM who test positive for HIV, my diagnosis was confirmed in a clinic full of strangers. My blood was drawn by an individual who suspiciously said very little to me during the screening process and the test was taken in a room so dingy and tight I suspected HIV was propagated by…

President Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper, His New Initiative to Help Young Men of Color

David Hudson

This afternoon, in the East Room of the White House, President Obama delivered remarks at the launch event for My Brother’s Keeper – his new initiative aimed at helping young men and boys of color facing tough odds reach their full potential. The initiative will bring together private philanthropies, businesses, governors, mayors, faith leaders, and nonprofit organizations…

NMA Experts Release Recommendations to Address Hepatitis C Among African Americans

NMA Report Cover

With an estimated 3.2 million Americans chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and an estimated 75% of them unaware of their infection, the sheer magnitude of the number of persons infected calls the nation to action. Moreover, chronic HCV infection is the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and primary liver cancer, and…

HBCU Students Using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for NBHAAD

greater than aids photos

Student organizations have worked throughout the years to promote community awareness and activism of social issues. In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) and Black History Month, our Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), fraternities, and sororities are using new media to promote HIV/AIDS awareness.  Greek Organizations and NBHAAD The Twenty Pearls Foundation…

Fighting Hepatitis C Among African Americans

blog.aids.gov

February is Black History Month, a time to commemorate the achievements of African Americans in the United States. It also presents an opportunity to discuss serious health concerns that affect the African American community, including viral hepatitis and especially Hepatitis C. The most common type of viral hepatitis is Hepatitis C, with an estimated 3.2…