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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...

HIV and Mass Incarceration: How Black Lives Are Impacted Img

HIV and Mass Incarceration: How Black Lives Are Impacted

The Black Lives Matter Series: Race, Politics and Restorative Justice Conference explores the challenges and opportunities of transitioning from incarceration to the community, people living with HIV while in jail and prisons, integration with mental...

HIVR4P: 'Where Are the African Americans?' Img

HIVR4P: 'Where Are the African Americans?'

"I looked around a conference room at HIVR4P and said to myself (and my Facebook friends), 'Where are the African Americans?'" Rob Newells writes. "Chicago has lots of African Americans, but this research-heavy conference was lacking in community rep...

Counter Narrative Marks 30th Anniversary of Blueprint for Black Gay Activism Img

Counter Narrative Marks 30th Anniversary of Blueprint for Black Gay Activism

On Nov. 2, 2016, the Counter Narrative Project will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the landmark collection of black gay men's writings In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology that served as inspiration for a generation grappling with racism, homoph...

Toward Health Equity Img

Toward Health Equity

"We will not end HIV as an epidemic without the expertise and leadership of Black and Latino gay and bisexual men and transgender people of color," Jeremiah Johnson writes.

Countering the Contagion of Racism Through Resistance Img

Countering the Contagion of Racism Through Resistance

"Even after 35 years of HIV/AIDS, the stories of critical Black activism are notably absent in the dominant media and movement narratives," Suraj Madoori writes. "Contributions of early Black activism in resisting medical racism and catalyzing a much...

Beyond Tuskegee: A Case for a Racial Justice Agenda in Treatment and Research Img

Beyond Tuskegee: A Case for a Racial Justice Agenda in Treatment and Research

"Recent studies of Black communities' attitudes regarding HIV show that ... rumors and conspiracies have continued to persist, and yet few, if any, public health approaches have been funded to directly engage communities in these myths and to provide...