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Medical Racism Was Meant to Hurt Black Women—And It Does

We need to take an active approach as a society to end health disparities among Black women that are caused by racism.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Panel for the Human Rights Campaign's National Black HIV Awareness Day Event

Gilead Gives Yet More Money to Community Groups Combating HIV in Black and Latinx Communities

Via the Human Rights Campaign, the pharma giant will dole out $3.2 million, its latest investment in a complicated relationship with the HIV community.

By Tim Murphy
Darnell Moore

Black Queer Men Who Influenced My Advocacy Work in HIV and Health Care

These five heroes are among many who have paved the way and inspired younger Black queer men to make a difference.

By Antwan Matthews
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Older Black Women Aren’t Being Told About PrEP to Prevent HIV

Stereotypes, neglect, and lack of outreach are standing in the way of older Black women’s access to this prevention tool.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Black female patient

Left Out and UnPrEPared

Black women are at greater risk for HIV, but many are not informed about PrEP as an option for HIV prevention.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Marcus Stanley

A Texas HIV Conference Pulled a Presentation on White Supremacy—Why?

Late last year, the Texas health department asked the authors to take “white supremacy” out of the abstract—and then dropped it altogether.

By Tim Murphy
Black patient

Medical Racism, Casual or Overt, Has No Place in Patients’ Lives

“They’re not treating you like a human being or someone who has a son and loved ones, careers, and dreams. You’re just a Black statistic to them. And that is so painful.”

By Juan Michael Porter II
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First PrEP, Now the COVID-19 Vaccine: Why I Faced Medical Mistrust Head On

Black communities have many reasons for mistrust of medical authorities. But getting vaccinated can help us get to a place where we can be together again, safely.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
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Having More Options Makes PrEP More Viable

PrEP in the form of injections, vaginal rings, or medicated anal douches can give people options that work with their sexual life and desires.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Remembering Rusti Miller-Hill, Whose Life Spanned Multiple Women’s Movements

“She just didn’t know how many people she touched, and helped, and made feel good.”

By Olivia G. Ford