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Movers & Shakers: Working to Change the Face of HIV/AIDS

Whether they're running clinics, spreading the word in Congress, providing HIV education to underserved gay men or devising the best way for churches to confront HIV, these individuals are part of the driving force behind efforts to end the HIV epidemic in African-American communities. These profiles of their tireless work remind us that HIV is yet another burden that African Americans shall overcome.


Individual Profiles & Interviews

Vanessa Austin
Vanessa Austin
Making HIV Testing Routine in the Heart of Harlem: Creating Unique Partnerships to Promote HIV Prevention and Testing Gary Bell
Gary Bell
Leading Black AIDS Activist Says Knowledge and Testing Are Key to Beating HIV
Lisa Bowleg, Ph.D.
Lisa Bowleg, Ph.D.
Q&A: Dr. Lisa Bowleg, Researcher on Stress, Sex and HIV Risk Among Straight Black Men Carrie Broadus
Carrie Broadus
Long Way to Go in Helping African-American Women Battle HIV, Activist Says
Al Brown
Al Brown
Al Brown: Creating Mentors, Paying It Forward Linda Burnette
Linda Burnette
Philadelphia Youth Advocate Tackles AIDS Denial
Kai Chandler
Kai Chandler
Youth Activist Brings HIV Prevention to an Urban Children's Hospital Brian Datcher
Brian Datcher
An HIVer Finds Unique Ways to Educate Gay Men About HIV
Dazon Dixon Diallo
Dazon Dixon Diallo
Dazon Dixon Diallo -- Sisterly Love at its Best Kenyon Farrow
Kenyon Farrow
Not Enough Being Done to Counter African-American Myths About HIV, New York Advocate Says
Rep. Chaka Fattah
Congressman Chaka Fattah
Congressman Chaka Fattah: Leader, Funder, Activist C. Virginia Fields
C. Virginia Fields
Q&A: C. Virginia Fields, AIDS Movement Leader and Power Broker
Joseph C. Gathe Jr., M.D.
Joseph C. Gathe Jr., M.D.
Q&A: Dr. Joseph Gathe, HIV-Treatment Specialist Danny Glover
Danny Glover
Danny Glover's Labor of Love
Keith Green
Keith Green
Keith Green: Becoming a "Different Kind of Researcher" in Communities of Color Debbie Hagins, M.D.
Debbie Hagins, M.D.
An Interview With Debbie Hagins, M.D., Clinical Director of a Ryan White Clinic in Georgia
Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Ph.D.
Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Ph.D.
Q&A: Dr. Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Educator and HIV Expert Bethsheba Johnson
Bethsheba Johnson
Health Workers Just Starting to Learn How HIV Impacts Blacks Differently, Nurse Practitioner Says
Regina King
Regina King
Q&A: Regina King, Actor and AIDS Activist Rep. Barbara Lee
Barbara Lee
Black Congresswoman Calls for More Open Dialogue on Homosexuality and HIV
Victor McKamie
Victor McKamie
Black Churches Need to Play Stronger Role in Fighting HIV, Activist Urges Dr. Lisa Masterson
Dr. Lisa Masterson
Dr. Lisa Masterson: An Advocate for Maternal and Fetal Health
J. Lawrence Miller
J. Lawrence Miller
Best Way for African Americans to Fight HIV Is One Person at a Time Rev. Jimmy Myers
Rev. Jimmy Myers
An Interview With Reverend Jimmy Myers
Naturi Naughton
Naturi Naughton
Naturi Naughton: Singer, Actor, Activist President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama Gives Five-Point Plan for Fighting HIV
Ron Oden
Ron Oden
"Down Low" Is Not Just a Black Issue, Palm Springs Mayor Says Jason Panda
Jason Panda
Improve the Glove, Spread the Love: How "b condoms" Is Changing the Condom Game
Michaela Pereira
Michaela Pereira
Michaela Pereira: On the Importance of Saying Something Significant Alvin Poussaint, M.D.
Alvin Poussaint, M.D.
Race Relations Expert Laments Poor Media Coverage of HIV, Homosexuality Among Blacks
Beny Primm, M.D.
Beny Primm, M.D.
Addiction Expert Urges Massive Education Campaigns for African Americans Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Diva Takes a Stand Against HIV/AIDS Ignorance
Joseph Richardson, Ph.D.
Joseph Richardson, Ph.D.
Q&A: Dr. Joseph Richardson, Expert in Health-Risk Reduction Among Youth Offenders Gil Robertson IV
Gil Robertson IV
African Americans Tell Their Stories About HIV in a New Book
Audria Russell
Audria Russell
HIV Education for Pre-Teen Girls in Homeless Shelters H. Alexander Satorie-Robinson
H. Alexander Satorie-Robinson
Civil Rights Leader Urges All African Americans With HIV to "Tell Your Truth"
Rev. Edwin Sanders
Rev. Edwin Sanders
The Rev. Edwin Sanders: Ministering to "Whosoever They May Be" Rev. Kevin E. Taylor
Rev. Kevin E. Taylor
Through My Eyes: The Rev. Kevin E. Taylor
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.
Paragon of African-American Medicine Cites Progress, and Concerns, on HIV Among Blacks Rev. Alberta Ware
Rev. Alberta Ware
Taking AIDS Activism to African-American Churches
Carlos Velez
Carlos Velez
Black Community Is Not Talking Enough About HIV, Activist Leader Warns Gary Paul Wright
Gary Paul Wright
HIV Frontlines: In Newark, N.J., an HIV/AIDS Advocate Finds New Ways to Reach LGBT African Americans
Maxine Waters
Maxine Waters
Q&A: Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Legislator and Activist Brian White
Brian White
Brian White: Actor, Author, Activist
Michael Jai White
Michael Jai White
Michael Jai White: Actor, Fighter, Educator Kai Wright
Kai Wright
Articles About Sex Often Get Censored, African-American Journalist Says
Gail Wyatt, Ph.D.
Gail Wyatt, Ph.D.
Q&A: Dr. Gail Wyatt, Sex Therapist, Expert in Black Women's Sexuality   


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