Latest by Tamara E. Holmes

Black Immigrants and HIV: Prevention and Treatment Strategies That Work

Black immigrants to the U.S. face unique challenges. Those challenges can make life even more difficult for people living with HIV.

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

Transgender Rights and HIV: Getting to Real Solutions

Living with HIV is a challenge for anyone, but transgender people of color have unique obstacles to overcome in order to thrive.

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

The PrEP Cascade: Getting More Blacks Into Care

In the efforts to get more African Americans aware of and using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), an evolving tracking system called the PrEP cascade is providing new insights as we work toward better results.

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

How to Turn Back the Threat of HCV Among African Americans

Although African Americans are making gains in the fight against HIV, they are not doing nearly as well when it comes to hepatitis C.

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

New Research Explores HIV Racial Disparities Among Black MSM

A lack of care is seen as a factor in the higher rates of HIV diagnosis among black gay and bisexual men.

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

Walgreens Puts Corporate Power Behind Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Part of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy is that both the private and public sector must join in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and Walgreens is doing their part.

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

Jamar Rogers: A Hero Using His Voice to Fight Stigma

When Jamar Rogers auditioned for the NBC television show The Voice in 2012, he naturally hoped that his appearance would catapult his career to the heights of the entertainment industry. But Rogers took his platform a step further when he decided to ...

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

Treatment as Prevention: What You Need to Know

We hear the phrase "treatment as prevention" thrown around a lot in conversations about HIV. But what do those words actually mean for HIV-positive people and their HIV-negative partners? The Black AIDS Institute provides a down-to-earth overview....

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

Ask the Doctor: What Do I Need to Know About the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test?

In just a couple of months, the newly approved over-the-counter rapid HIV test will begin to appear on pharmacy shelves in the U.S. Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H., briefly explains some of the most important things people should keep in mind when using t...

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

Ask the Doctor: What Do Black Men Need to Know About HIV?

Every month, HIV specialist Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H.--an associate medical director at St. Luke's Medical Group in Harlem, N.Y.--will answer your most pressing HIV/AIDS questions.

HIV remains an epidemic in our community, and Black males account f...

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute