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

The Latest

Protester outside the residence of the governor in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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.

The Role of PrEP in HIV Prevention for Black Women: Power in Service Img

The Role of PrEP in HIV Prevention for Black Women: Power in Service

"We envision Black women enjoying the best possible health, and, as such are compelled to promote Black women's health and wellness, focusing on their strength and resiliency," Barbara Lee Jackson writes. "This includes educating them about the HIV p...

Artistic Resilience: The Black Gay DJ in the AIDS Crisis Img

Artistic Resilience: The Black Gay DJ in the AIDS Crisis

"Their activism came in the form of masterfully selecting the right tunes to sway the crowd and promote movement," writes Kevin Tarver. "They worked to bring about social justice and unity amid the AIDS pandemic" of the 1980s and 1990s.

Black Gay Man Takes Center Stage at DNC to Talk About HIV Img

Black Gay Man Takes Center Stage at DNC to Talk About HIV

For the first time in 12 years, a person living with HIV addressed a major political party at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Daniel Driffin took center stage, speaking about HIV/AIDS advocacy.

ManDate Health Model

Will the ManDate Model Tackle HIV Rates in Black Gay Men?

The ManDate Health Model looks at the financial, political, sexual, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, psychological, physical and social aspects of black, gay men. Can it make a difference in the HIV epidemic?

HIV, Black Lives and Criminal 'Justice' Img

HIV, Black Lives and Criminal 'Justice'

"We create social and economic conditions that maximize opportunities for black Americans to get HIV (particularly young black gay men and transgender women)," Michael Broder writes. "Then we create criminal justice conditions that punish black lives...

For Me And My Brother: Black Gay Activists From Two Generations Discuss HIV and Leading a Movement Img

For Me And My Brother: Black Gay Activists From Two Generations Discuss HIV and Leading a Movement

Kenyon Farrow spoke with two activists living with HIV to hear, from their perspectives, where activism fits into the work to change the course of the epidemic for black gay men's lives.

Counter Narrative Project

Counter Narrative Project Statement on National HIV Testing Day 2016

The Counter Narrative Project writes, "With all the promise in reducing risk for acquiring HIV, we must ask: 'How are we still failing Black gay men in 2016?'"

Despite the Orlando Attack, LGBT People of Color Will Find Our Resilience in Our Clubs Img

Despite the Orlando Attack, LGBT People of Color Will Find Our Resilience in Our Clubs

"In most inner city communities of color, there aren't many places that provide sanctuary for us to live, love and celebrate," says Jason Walker. As a young person with HIV, he found that sanctuary as a queer club kid.

Multiracial people holding red ribbons

New U.S. HIV Data on Gay Men and MSM Lacks Race Analysis

"We know that Black MSM and young Black MSM are the most at-risk populations on the planet," Phill Wilson writes. "We call upon Emory University and the CDC to focus their efforts on appropriately quantifying the AIDS epidemic among them."