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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Addressing HIV Prevention Among Black Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Overview

HIV rates are increasing among black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States -- especially young men. What should be done to curb a galloping epidemic in these resilient but marginalized communities?

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I Will Be Heard: Countering the Narrative of 1 in 2

"Through simple acts of everyday activism, storytelling, political engagement and resistance, we can insert the realities of Black gay men to reform policy, end social injustices and change the landscape of the HIV/AIDS response to one that centraliz...

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Facts and Feelings as Michael Johnson Serves 30-Year HIV Criminalization Sentence

Kevin Tarver is committed to helping however he can to bring justice to Michael Johnson, a young black gay man serving a long HIV criminalization sentence. He summarizes the background and current status of Johnson's situation and appeal.

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Moralism, Plentiful in HIV Prevention, Is the Fuel of Stigma

Moralism is bound to rear its ugly head on the battleground of HIV prevention, relying on the concept that those most vulnerable are not in a position to save themselves and do-good outsiders play the most important role in relieving them of oppressi...

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Discussion of Racial Justice, Privilege and HIV Includes Call for Action

Women with HIV and allies are working to overcome inequality and fight for racial justice. Read about a recent discussion and next steps for taking action.