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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.

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.

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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?

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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...