"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."
"It is not easy to talk about race but silence only supports further discrimination and violence against women of color," Laurel Sprague writes.
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.
A new video series uses digital storytelling to personalize the issue of health disparities and encourage a collective response to help end them.
"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.
"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."
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.
"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.
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.
"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.