Nikko Briteramos just wanted a haircut. The rejection was especially acute because it had come from one of the few safe spaces he knew: the black man's barbershop.
Access to much-needed mental health care isn't easy to come by for people of color -- especially in the South -- but The Southern Healing Fund wants to help fill these public health gaps for those who cannot afford care.
"I felt like I was watching a slow-motion lynching," says Steven Thrasher.
Seven men offer their perspectives on testing positive and deciding to start treatment in order to fight against stigma and discrimination, as well as to give those who will later test positive some understanding of what it's like to be on treatment and thrive.
Losing My Religion: He Lost His Church, but Joshua Stovall Found His Faith
Meet Health Equity Hero Yolo Akili Robinson
Getting Clergy to Step Out on Faith With HIV Education and Mobilization
Hip-Hop and HIV -- One Rap Song's Positive Message Still Holds True
Marnina Ross-Miller Is a Young Leader Who Wants to Learn From Older HIV Activists
We have been bombarded with images and media attention blaming the "down-low brotha" -- the closeted gay man who sleeps with both men and women -- for the AIDS epidemic in black America. But these HIV/AIDS advocates from across the U.S. know what's really to blame.
As more attention is being paid to black and Latinx queer men who have become addicted to meth, Jacen Zhu is taking it a step further than just discussing his own use.
This easy-to-read guide from TheBody.com provides the basics of living with HIV and taking HIV meds.