Through the story of an uneducated sharecropper and her family, the documentary Wilhemina's War shows the devastating toll HIV/AIDS has on black women in the rural Southern U.S.
"A greater percentage of blacks in West Virginia who have been diagnosed with HIV are dying than anywhere else in the U.S. and people don't seem to care," writes Gibson. "How many more have to die before people do?"
"This is spiritual work, and I feel as if I am spiritually guided," explains Shabazz-El of the U.S. Positive Women's Network (PWN). "My story is one where God has purposely placed people in my life."
When PrEP Educators Don't Like PrEP: Minister Rob Newells' Message to Naysayers at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta
"There are black MSM now who would jump at the chance to protect themselves from HIV infection by taking one pill every day if they could have accurate, unbiased information about PrEP," says Minister Newells.
Despite significant medical advances in treating HIV, very different realities divide the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV. Many -- primarily people of color -- are left behind because of life circumstances.
"As I told my bishop upon applying for seminary: 'There's no shame in my game.' Shame in and of itself can be a killer: a killer of the spirit, a killer of any semblance of positive thinking," Rev. Ingram writes.
Which Black Lives Matter? 2015 U.S. Conference on AIDS Informs, Inspires and Reminds: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith
Blogger Reggie Smith decries the lack of focus on experiences of heterosexual black men at the U.S.'s largest HIV community meeting.
Reflecting on the recent Positive Living gathering, activist Ashton P. Woods reminds us that "HIV does not discriminate when it attacks its host. It is the system of privilege and socialized systems of belief that make HIV insidious."
Garth wants to fight HIV, but he doesn't want to be a doctor. He's talented at communications and realizes that no matter your talent, you can be a part of the fight.
"The thing you want when you are drowning is a life preserver. It doesn't matter who throws it to you," writes blogger Reggie Smith, on what his fellow "heteromagnetic" couples could learn from the LGBT community. "An attitude of intolerance or indif...