Presidential contender Hillary Clinton, an advocate for women's rights, backed policies that dismantled the lives of black women -- especially those living with HIV, says TheBody.com's community editor Althea Fung.
"Behind the numbers and results are people -- people who deserved to be treated as more than a means to another funding source," writes George M. Johnson of Us Helping Us in Washington, D.C.
"We have to see HIV criminalization as similar to the bullet coming out of a police officer's gun," says Darnell Moore of Mic.com. "You have to talk about dismantling white supremacy," adds Deon Haywood of Women With a Vision.
"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?"
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.
With chants and decals broadcasting the message "Stop Erasing Black People," the Tacoma Action Collective protested the "Art AIDS America" exhibition, demanding greater black representation for its national tour.
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.
"People of color are aware that we have to take more initiative and control to save ourselves," explains Francisco Luis White. "We're eager to and capable of truly leading the HIV/AIDS charge in our community."
DeRay Mckesson, a powerful activist for racial justice, took the stage at the U.S. Conference on AIDS to discuss Black Lives Matter and his own experiences with HIV testing and stigma.
"Clearly, the lives of blacks, Latinos, and other minorities disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS are still at great risk and we cannot afford to let the Minority AIDS Initiative be decimated," said Rep. Waters, a longtime Congressional HIV advoca...