"Being a bottom is a statement that displays dominance, control, power and, most importantly, consideration of others that may never be given in return," says Johnson. "The shaming needs to stop."
Taking pride in how strong and resistant his community has been in fighting against this epidemic, George M. Johnson walks through the timeline of key moments in the HIV experience in Black America.
"The thrilling advances of PrEP and treatment as prevention have ushered in a new prevention paradigm -- one that requires collaboration across HIV care and prevention and one that depends on culturally appropriate clinical providers," writes Murray ...
Following an opinion piece on why Hillary Clinton is bad news for black women with HIV, Fung received several comments with a similar refrain: "Hillary is better than the competition." But is she really?
"It's sad that we have to jump up and holler to be recognized 30 years into this epidemic," writes Corrie Franks about being a heterosexual man with HIV.
Presidential contender Hillary Clinton, an advocate for women's rights, backed policies that dismantled the lives of black women -- especially those living with HIV, says TheBody.com's community editor Althea Fung.
"Behind the numbers and results are people -- people who deserved to be treated as more than a means to another funding source," writes George M. Johnson of Us Helping Us in Washington, D.C.
"We have to see HIV criminalization as similar to the bullet coming out of a police officer's gun," says Darnell Moore of Mic.com. "You have to talk about dismantling white supremacy," adds Deon Haywood of Women With a Vision.
"A greater percentage of blacks in West Virginia who have been diagnosed with HIV are dying than anywhere else in the U.S. and people don't seem to care," writes Gibson. "How many more have to die before people do?"
When PrEP Educators Don't Like PrEP: Minister Rob Newells' Message to Naysayers at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta
"There are black MSM now who would jump at the chance to protect themselves from HIV infection by taking one pill every day if they could have accurate, unbiased information about PrEP," says Minister Newells.