"HIV risk is the sum total of many factors," says Errol Fields, M.D., Ph.D. Young, black gay men happen to have many of those risk factors, according to a new study.
Unlike becoming a firefighter or a doctor, becoming an HIV activist is not a typical childhood dream. To find out what calls someone to take up the mantle, we asked six people why they got involved.
People in the U.S. South are burdened with an unfair proportion of the country's HIV infections, and many activists agree stigma is the culprit. But what does Southern-bred stigma look like?
What puts one at risk for HIV? These four images may blow a hole in that "personal responsibility" theory that everyone relies on when discussing HIV transmission.
One on One: Maria Davis Speaks Out
The Disguised Blessings of HIV-Positive Poet Mary Bowman: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King
Can We End AIDS in the South?
A Magic Pill to End AIDS?
Let Me Clear My Throat on White Men in Communities of Color: A Blog Entry by Aaron Laxton
For the past 15 years, 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.
Antron Olukayode describes himself as an "artivist" -- a blend of artist and activist. He is now the author of two volumes of poetry, each dealing with a different part of his life, but each centered around his diagnosis and subsequent life with HIV.
This easy-to-read guide from TheBody.com provides the basics of living with HIV and taking HIV meds.