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NYC's West Indian Day Parade Attracts Millions, but Few HIV Outreach Efforts

With mostly black attendees who are immigrants from the most impacted region on the globe outside sub-Saharan Africa, why is so little HIV outreach planned for this important weekend?

By George Kevin Jordan

Black Immigrants and HIV: Prevention and Treatment Strategies That Work

Black immigrants to the U.S. face unique challenges. Those challenges can make life even more difficult for people living with HIV.

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

Fighting Stigma, and Other Things My Ancestors Taught Me

"When the next stigmatizing comments or policies come, we must meet them with a resounding unified resistance and counter them with a vision for a better tomorrow," Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe writes.

By Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe for The Black AIDS Institute

Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: HIV in the Caribbean Region

Note: In the United States, Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is June 8. For this observance, Caribbean-American leaders sponsor diverse activities to create awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the health status of Caribbean-Americans with...

By Rachel Albalak, Ph.D., and Jean Wysler Domercant, M.D., M.P.H. for

National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Commemorates Sixth Year

Washington, D.C. -- On June 8th, 2011, National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NCAHAAD) will celebrate its sixth year of raising HIV awareness among Caribbean Americans. The lead sponsor, Caribbean People International Collective, Inc. wo...

By The AIDS Institute

After Haiti HIV Slur, NYC's HOT 97 Makes Amends

Cipha Sounds, the DJ who inflamed the New York Haitian community after an on-air statement about Haitian women and HIV, is back on HOT 97 after a brief suspension.

"He lost family members to HIV," said Ebro Darden, vice president of programming for ...

By Julie Turkewitz and Olivia G. Ford for Housing Works

New York City Radio DJ Suspended After HIV Remark: A Blog Entry by Warren Tong

New York City radio station Hot 97 has indefinitely suspended one of its DJs, Cipha Sounds, following outrage over a controversial joke he made on the air on Dec. 17. During his morning show last Friday, Cipha Sounds, whose real name is Luis Diaz, t...

By Warren Tong

Following On-Air Slur, Haitian Community and Allies Blast HOT 97 Outside Studio

A coalition of Haitian community groups, AIDS activists and politicians are calling for the immediate termination of HOT 97 DJ Luis Diaz following a disparaging radio statement he made about Haitian women on Friday.

"Use your airwaves to educate, no...

By Julie Turkewitz and Olivia G. Ford for Housing Works

Working to Break the Silence and Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness in Caribbean-American Communities: A Blog Entry From Positive Policy

This article was cross-posted from the blog. Dr. Garth Graham is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Cross-posted from the Office of National AIDS Policy Blog.)

Caribbean Amer...

By Dr. Garth Graham

First Person: Raven Lopez

HIV Diagnosis

How long ago did you find out you were HIV positive?

My mom told me I was HIV positive when I was, what, six years old. She was like, "Raven, do you know that you are HIV positive?" And I didn't understand at that time what it meant. ...