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Medical Racism Was Meant to Hurt Black Women—And It Does

We need to take an active approach as a society to end health disparities among Black women that are caused by racism.

By Juan Michael Porter II
talking to doctor

Older Black Women Aren’t Being Told About PrEP to Prevent HIV

Stereotypes, neglect, and lack of outreach are standing in the way of older Black women’s access to this prevention tool.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Black female patient

Left Out and UnPrEPared

Black women are at greater risk for HIV, but many are not informed about PrEP as an option for HIV prevention.

By Juan Michael Porter II
options

Having More Options Makes PrEP More Viable

PrEP in the form of injections, vaginal rings, or medicated anal douches can give people options that work with their sexual life and desires.

By Juan Michael Porter II
filling syringe

For Long-Acting PrEP to be Effective, It Might Be Best for Patients to Inject Themselves

Meera Shah, M.D., M.P.H., hopes there will be an option for women to take home a year’s supply of injectable PrEP to administer themselves instead of relying on regular appointments.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Rusti Miller-Hill-8

Remembering Rusti Miller-Hill, Whose Life Spanned Multiple Women’s Movements

“She just didn’t know how many people she touched, and helped, and made feel good.”

By Olivia G. Ford
Donna Allen and Victoria Noe

Author Victoria Noe’s Book on Straight Women in the AIDS Community Finds a Voice

‘Fag Hags, Divas, and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community’ was released on audiobook last month.

By Charles Sanchez
Angela Motsusi

Meet the South African Nurse Living With HIV Who Inadvertently Sparked a Global Anti-Stigma Movement

Angela Motsusi created the hashtag #NormalizingHIVChallenge on a whim—and watched it catch fire in a matter of days.

By Tim Murphy
sick and depressed

Study: Women With HIV Have More Non-AIDS Health Issues

Psychiatric illness, dyslipidemia, non-AIDS-defining cancer, and kidney, liver, and bone disease were all higher among women living with HIV than among HIV-negative women.

By Larry Buhl
queer Christianity

As a Queer Person, I Wasn’t Told I Could Have a Relationship With God. But I Made My Own.

"I want queer people to know that they have their own inalienable wealth of spiritual knowledge that is valuable, powerful, and always available to them."

By Ciarra Jones