If you are a person of color -- especially an African-American -- you are disproportionately at risk for contracting HIV. This infographic supplies you with the knowledge you need to take the first empowered step in joining the fight against HIV.
African Americans report less risky behavior than other groups, yet are still most heavily impacted by HIV. Why, then, are solutions that address factors other than behavior -- factors like institutionalized inequality -- often met with resistance?
Though more work needs to be done, let's take a moment to acknowledge some of the performers, award winners, divas and authors who've used their social status to educate the public around HIV/AIDS.
HPV Vaccination -- A Wasted Resource for African Americans? A Blog Entry by Gary Bell
Botswana, Mississippi? The Magnolia State's HIV Crisis
HIV Among Black/African-American Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men
Black Notables Making the Affordable Care Act Happen: Acacia Bamberg Salatti
Wisconsin's Gay, Bisexual African Americans Still Hardest Hit by HIV
Black Americans comprise only 14 percent of the U.S. population, but account for 52 percent of all new HIV infections each year. We can no longer believe that HIV is a white gay disease. We have to educate ourselves, get tested, take control of our health, and fight back.
As a same-gender-loving male, Tim'm West grew up with many messages that he would eventually get HIV. In this interview, he talks about being bisexual and black, his head-on activism and his artistry.
This easy-to-read guide from TheBody.com provides the basics of living with HIV and taking HIV meds.