https://www.thebody.com/category/african-americans-hiv/tag/viewpoints

The Latest

essential worker

Now Is the Time to Give Essential Workers What They Deserve

Until we take this opportunity to define how much essential workers matter, cards, prayers, good thoughts, parades, and big coffees will not move their rights forward.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
Promo Image

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Another Instance of Black Death in America

Black people are left to die so that the American dream can continue to thrive.

By Ciarra Jones
Grace

5 Ways the ‘Greenleaf’ HIV Storyline Missed an Opportunity to Educate Viewers

The popular drama on OWN doesn’t even get the basics of HIV right.

By Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad
The New York Times

The New York Times’ 1981 ‘Gay Cancer’ Story Continues to Distort Early AIDS History

As we remember the 39th anniversary of this landmark news story on the unfolding of the HIV pandemic, we must correct the record.

By Ted Kerr
second line

The Criminalization of COVID-19 is Happening in New Orleans. We Have Been Here Before.

Louisiana authorities continue to find ways to criminalize Black communities rather than provide for their health and safety.

By S. Mandisa Moore-O’Neal
woman going to work

For Black People, a ‘Return to Normal’ After the Coronavirus Pandemic Isn’t Enough

Craig Washington argues we must create a new paradigm after COVID-19 where racial disparities aren’t the default reality.

By Craig Washington
top of church

The Needed Revival in the Black Church

“The progressive movements the Black church has sparked are some of the most liberating work from any organization; that is what we need from them concerning HIV,” Ian L. Haddock writes.

By Ian L. Haddock
Book cover of 'Homie' by Danez Smith; head shot of Danez Smith

How Danez Smith’s New Book, ‘Homie,’ Holds Us

While fewer poems deal with HIV than in their last work, ‘Homie’ is no less poignant.

By Kyle Gipson
doctor with pill bottle and laptop

We Need to Talk About the Downside of U=U

We should always be taking an approach to those living with HIV that centers the totality of their health, not their (detectable or undetectable) status.

By George M. Johnson