A recent academy on HIV criminalization centered the voices and demands of people with HIV. But, as a microcosm of the diverse HIV community, it also challenged participants to practice the art of listening.
Our fierce contributor Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad interviews the equally fierce Chicago HIV/AIDS and racial/social justice organizer Maximillian Boykin.
Kellee Terrell empathizes with that little voice in your mind that wants to believe Magic is cured or AIDS is manmade. But if we don't surrender to science, she says, the ones we hurt are ourselves.
As Much As I Can was brought to life by a mix of professional actors -- many from Baltimore and Jackson -- and community members acting for the first time.
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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.
"This is spiritual work, and I feel as if I am spiritually guided," explains Shabazz-El of the U.S. Positive Women's Network (PWN). "My story is one where God has purposely placed people in my life."
This easy-to-read guide from TheBody.com provides the basics of living with HIV and taking HIV meds.