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Is AIDS in Black America More About Behavioral or Institutional Factors?

Is AIDS in Black America More About Behavioral or Institutional Factors?

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?


HIV Disclosure: African Americans Tell How They Told

HIV Disclosure: African Americans Tell How They Told

It's been said that the intense focus on privacy in many African-American communities creates a "veil of secrecy" around HIV, making it profoundly difficult for many individuals to be open about their HIV status. Here, African Americans living with HIV share their experiences telling others they're HIV positive -- sometimes with unexpected results.


13 Moments in Black Celebrity HIV/AIDS Activism

13 Moments in Black Celebrity HIV/AIDS Activism

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.


HIV in Black America: A Visual Breakdown (Infographic)

HIV in Black America: A Visual Breakdown (Infographic)

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.



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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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This Positive Life: David Robertson on Looking Good and Choosing to Live (Video)

David Robertson had to learn the hard way -- through his own diagnosis, at age 23 -- that you can't judge whether people are HIV positive or HIV negative by whether they "look healthy."

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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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