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Interviews

Hari Ziyad’s Memoir ‘Black Boy Out of Time’ Is a Spiritual Look at Growing Up Black and Queer

What is the experience of growing up Black and queer in America? Hari Ziyad’s new book Black Boy Out of Time offers a story that is part memoir, part theory, part manifesto, and part prayer.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Black AIDS Institute board at USCA 2017

Black Women and PrEP: Confronting Barriers to Care

We explore the unique obstacles Black women face in accessing HIV preventive options and health care, and provide resources that help Black women feel seen, heard, and supported in their search for better, more equitable care.

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Interviews

Curtis Smith Turned His AIDS Loss and Pain Into Service to Others

Curtis is the founder of Families Living with AIDS Care Center, a lifeline in what once was an HIV services desert in Southern California.

By Tim Murphy
Black female patient
Features

Providers Can Save Black Women’s Lives by Listening Without Judgment

Black women face health disparities that can shorten their lives. Why aren’t doctors taking their concerns seriously?

By Juan Michael Porter II
Black female patient
Viewpoints

Black Women Should Get to Decide Whether PrEP Is an Option

Despite Black women’s increased risk for HIV in the U.S., they are not being told about medication to prevent it.

By Candis Y. McDow
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Viewpoints

Doctor Silent About HIV and PrEP? Here’s How Black Women Can Self-Advocate

If you are a Black woman, and your doctor doesn’t mention incorporating HIV prevention into your care, these questions may help guide the conversation.

By Dali Adekunle
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Viewpoints

To Tackle HIV Among Black Women, We Must Tackle the Racial Disparity Behind Bars

The collective harms of racism within mass incarceration contribute greatly to disproportionate HIV prevalence and outcomes within Black communities.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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News

The Racial Justice Index Will Investigate Whether HIV Agencies Really Walk the Equity Walk

AIDS United and Black AIDS Institute will ask organizations to answer a survey measuring how much their leadership and board look like the people they serve.

By Tim Murphy
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The One-Stop Shop Where Testing for COVID and HIV, PrEP, and Voter Registration Meet

The Washington, D.C. initiative One Tent Health is making inroads in HIV testing and prevention in highly neglected areas of the country’s capital.

By Emmett Patterson
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The U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Further Exposes Racial Inequities in Its Health Care System

As Black, Native American, and Latinx people continue to experience much higher rates of death due to COVID-19, these communities are still receiving fewer vaccines.

By Anni Irish