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HIV on the Agenda at the National Convening of "The Movement for Black Lives"

"We thought it was important to discuss HIV in the larger context of black activism and social justice work," explained Kenyon Farrow of Treatment Action Group. "We have a history of 30 years of activism around this issue."

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Magic Johnson Wants You to Know He Isn't Cured of HIV, He's Just Taking His Meds

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.

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Views on the Trial and Conviction of Michael Johnson, a Black Life That Matters

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.

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Queer Rapper Mykki Blanco Reveals HIV-Positive Status, Says "FK Stigma"

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.

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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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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 provides the basics of living with HIV and taking HIV meds.

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