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Delius stands before the congregation at church in <i>As Much As I Can</i>

Black Gay and Bisexual Men Create an Immersive, Intimate Performance in Two Southern Cities

As Much As I Can was brought to life by a mix of professional actors -- many from Baltimore and Jackson -- and community members acting for the first time.

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Pimped by Working in HIV Prevention

"We cannot afford to continue turning a blind eye to the destructive language and culture within our workspaces that dehumanize and devalue our very existence," writes Justin A. Lofton.

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Why Are Women of Color Not on PrEP?

"Each time we read statements and figures that underscore the reality of disparities that exist for women of color who have HIV, we are confronted with the question of what should be done," Robin T. Kelley and Navneet Sehdev write.

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Building Solidarity Between African-American Gay Men and African Gay Men Through PrEP

AVAC's Micheal Ighodaro reflects on the atmosphere at the National African-American MSM Leadership Conference.

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Actor Jay Ellis Is Driven About HIV Awareness and Cure Research

The boyfriend in HBO's Insecure reflects on the times we are in, the challenges that remain in HIV and the questions of teenagers wondering about living with HIV for the rest of their lives.

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Black Queer Men and HIV Awareness: What's Missing From the Discussion?

"When messaging labels everyday behaviors and realities for black MSM as 'risk factors' for HIV, it implies that HIV diagnosis is an inevitability for black MSM," Marcel Byrd writes.

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CDC Statement on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017

"On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, join me as we forge a path to a future free of HIV," Eugene McCray, M.D., writes. "Know your status, your risk and how you can prevent HIV."

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Anti-Racism and White Women Living With HIV: A Blog Entry by Laurel Sprague

"It is not easy to talk about race but silence only supports further discrimination and violence against women of color," Laurel Sprague writes.

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The HIV Generation Gap: Enlarging the Room for Young Black Voices While Keeping Everyone in the Conversation

"30 years from now, I too could be in the position of feeling left out of a discussion among people I fought so hard to get into the room," says George M. Johnson.

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Digital Storytelling for Change

A new video series uses digital storytelling to personalize the issue of health disparities and encourage a collective response to help end them.