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

The Latest

Exploring the Work of Choreographer Ed Mock on the 30th Anniversary of His Death Img

Exploring the Work of Choreographer Ed Mock on the 30th Anniversary of His Death

"We are still deep in the process of excavating the memories of our fallen spiritual family," writes artist Brontez Purnell on making a film about choreographer Ed Mock, who died of AIDS in 1986.

Getting on PrEP at 62 Img

Getting on PrEP at 62

"At my age today, I am not looking to become a statistic," Selma writes. "So as I go forward in life, I am looking forward to PrEP keeping me HIV negative."

HIV 360° Fellow Spotlight: PJ Moton Img

HIV 360° Fellow Spotlight: PJ Moton

With seven years of experience in HIV research, prevention and care, specifically focused on black gay and bisexual men, PJ has become a nationally recognized leader among his peers.

How a Fellow Wrestler and Gay Athlete, Imprisoned for HIV, Opened My Eyes to HIV Stigma Img

How a Fellow Wrestler and Gay Athlete, Imprisoned for HIV, Opened My Eyes to HIV Stigma

"I want to talk about loving another human who happens to be living with HIV and how he has transformed my world from the day he was placed behind bars," Akil Patterson writes.

Why Do People Still Think Magic Johnson Doesn't Have HIV? Img

Why Do People Still Think Magic Johnson Doesn't Have HIV?

Kellee Terrell empathizes with that little voice in your mind that wants to believe Magic is cured or AIDS is manmade. But if we don't surrender to science, she says, the ones we hurt are ourselves.

Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil! A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad Img

Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil! A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad

"You're told you're at risk before you're told you matter; the HIV vulnerable are addressed as pathological beings instead of complete people," Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad writes.

For Black Boys Who've Considered Suicide When Undetectable Isn't Enuff: A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad Img

For Black Boys Who've Considered Suicide When Undetectable Isn't Enuff: A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad

"Calling people out after death about how they may have died of HIV is troubling and perpetuates stigma," Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad writes. "Disclosure should always be driven by a decision of the person without someone trying to police, threaten, blackm...

Loud, Proud and HIV+ Img

Loud, Proud and HIV+

"These artists relentlessly hold accountable each of us, responsible to one another as agents of change," Joseph Varisco writes about the upcoming Art AIDS America Chicago exhibit.

Dismantling the Clinic-to-Prison Pipeline: Race, Justice and the Rise of Intersectional HIV Leadership Img

Dismantling the Clinic-to-Prison Pipeline: Race, Justice and the Rise of Intersectional HIV Leadership

"The future of our movement is as an HIV justice movement that considers racism and other forms of structural oppression," Charles Stephens writes. "The future of our movement is one where HIV justice advocates build coalitions across movements and w...

Structural Inequality Within HIV/AIDS Service Organizations Must End Img

Structural Inequality Within HIV/AIDS Service Organizations Must End

"I call on the organizations reading this to look in the mirror and honestly assess how they have tackled diversity, how they treat people and how they have engaged people of color," Art Jackson writes. "I say it's more than having a token man who ha...