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Pressure to Be Macho Puts Black Gay Men at Risk for HIV Transmission

Pressure to Be Macho Puts Black Gay Men at Risk for HIV Transmission

"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.


Who or What Got You Involved in HIV/AIDS Activism in the Black Community?

Who or What Got You Involved in HIV/AIDS Activism in the Black Community?

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.


What Does HIV Stigma Look Like in the U.S. South?

What Does HIV Stigma Look Like in the U.S. South?

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?


No Link Between HIV and Poverty? Data Show Otherwise

No Link Between HIV and Poverty? Data Show Otherwise

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.



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HIV/AIDS in Black America four faces

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.

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Antron Olukayode

This Positive Life: Antron Olukayode on Sexual Assault, HIV Disclosure and Spinning Life's Trials Into Art

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.

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Special Report HIV & Me: An African American's Guide to Living With HIV

HIV & Me: An African American's Guide to Living With HIV

This easy-to-read guide from TheBody.com provides the basics of living with HIV and taking HIV meds.

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