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For Me And My Brother: Black Gay Activists From Two Generations Discuss HIV and Leading a Movement Img

For Me And My Brother: Black Gay Activists From Two Generations Discuss HIV and Leading a Movement

Kenyon Farrow spoke with two activists living with HIV to hear, from their perspectives, where activism fits into the work to change the course of the epidemic for black gay men's lives.

Octavia Lewis Is Glad to Be Alive and Living Her Truth Without Apology Img

Octavia Lewis Is Glad to Be Alive and Living Her Truth Without Apology

"So many other people that are of trans experience want to have a family and want to have love and want to go to school. I don't take that for granted," says Octavia Lewis, who was diagnosed with HIV at 25 a decade ago.

Despite the Orlando Attack, LGBT People of Color Will Find Our Resilience in Our Clubs Img

Despite the Orlando Attack, LGBT People of Color Will Find Our Resilience in Our Clubs

"In most inner city communities of color, there aren't many places that provide sanctuary for us to live, love and celebrate," says Jason Walker. As a young person with HIV, he found that sanctuary as a queer club kid.

Patrice Curry on Losing Her Mother to AIDS Img

Patrice Curry on Losing Her Mother to AIDS

"I just hope to be able to use my story to help the next little girl or boy who is suffering silently the way I was," said Basketball Wives star Patrice Curry, "or help another young adult who has to raise their little brother or sister because the...

Incredibly Loud, Extremely Close: The Day I Received My HIV Diagnosis Img

Incredibly Loud, Extremely Close: The Day I Received My HIV Diagnosis

"Two weeks before, my doctor assured me that I did not have anything to fear. He didn't really see the need for me to be tested," London recalls. "Well, where was he now? Why wasn't he here to reaffirm those feeling?"

Finding Myself in the Ballroom and the HIV Testing Center Img

Finding Myself in the Ballroom and the HIV Testing Center

One of the hardest parts of being an HIV tester was telling someone they are positive, Smith said, especially when testing young black men like himself. Then he tested positive and realized, "learning that you are HIV+ is a series of moments over a l...

Do Black Lives Matter? On HIV, Racial Justice and Health Equity Img

Do Black Lives Matter? On HIV, Racial Justice and Health Equity

"The thrilling advances of PrEP and treatment as prevention have ushered in a new prevention paradigm -- one that requires collaboration across HIV care and prevention and one that depends on culturally appropriate clinical providers," writes Murray ...

Wilhemina Dixon, worries about her granddaughter Dayshal, born HIV positive. (Credit: John Baynard)

Wilhemina's War Explores HIV in the Lives of a Black Family in the Rural U.S. South

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.

The Forgotten Ones: How HIV Is Wreaking Silent Havoc on Black West Virginians Img

The Forgotten Ones: How HIV Is Wreaking Silent Havoc on Black West Virginians

"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?"

Waheedah Shabazz-El Finds Spiritual Freedom as a Muslim Woman With HIV Img

Waheedah Shabazz-El Finds Spiritual Freedom as a Muslim Woman With HIV

"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."