"We have to see HIV criminalization as similar to the bullet coming out of a police officer's gun," says Darnell Moore of Mic.com. "You have to talk about dismantling white supremacy," adds Deon Haywood of Women With a Vision.
Magic Johnson took to the radio to set the story straight and put to bed years worth of rumors regarding his HIV status and the reason why he's in such good health.
We offer four perspectives on what the HIV criminalization case of Missouri college student Michael Johnson has taught us about social and political power, and about ourselves.
In a move meant to combat the stigma around an HIV-positive diagnosis, the celebrity Mykki Blanco made the choice to share his own positive status via social media.
CDC Statement on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
HIV Among African-American Gay and Bisexual Men
HIV Among African Americans
Not Leaving Anyone Out: Tackling HIV Criminalization as a Racial Justice and Public Health Priority
Frankly My Dear ...: A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram
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.