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Black patient
Features

Medical Racism, Casual or Overt, Has No Place in Patients’ Lives

“They’re not treating you like a human being or someone who has a son and loved ones, careers, and dreams. You’re just a Black statistic to them. And that is so painful.”

By Juan Michael Porter II
Mosaic of interviewees. In order clockwise from top left: Cederic Gum, Kehinde Bradmuse, Harriet McNeill, Lady Bug

African-Americans Living With HIV: Memo to Me

We asked African Americans living with HIV: If you could give advice to your younger self, what would you say?

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Black doctor and patient
Viewpoints

Black People Have Always Used Self-Reliance to Fight Health Care Inequities

That stark disparities in HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 cases and deaths exist is not a failing of Black people, but rather a failing of the U.S. government and its adjoining health agencies.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
Ulysses Dove with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Tread
Viewpoints

Honoring Ulysses Dove, 25 Years After His Death From HIV

We celebrate the life and contributions of the renowned Black choreographer and dancer whose work told the human story, pushed through struggle, and shattered stigma.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Features

Building the Road to Black Queer Liberation at the Native Son Awards

Alphonso David, Lil Nas X, and Steven Canals were among this year’s awardees for their contributions in activism, media, and entertainment.

Donja R Love
Interviews

What if HIV Messaging Focused on Joy?

Acclaimed Philadelphia playwright Donja Love says we need a radical shift in how we talk about HIV prevention and care, starting with language.

By Juan Michael Porter II
President Biden
Viewpoints

Biden Is Currently Facing 3 Epidemics

In America, the concurrent epidemics of HIV, COVID-19, and systemic racism share a lot of common roots.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
Black patient talking to doctor
Viewpoints

To Make Headway in the Fight Against HIV, We Have to Treat It Like Every Other Health Condition

Making conversations about HIV a normal part of health care is the only way to make sure everyone gets the HIV prevention or care they deserve.

By Juan Michael Porter II
BLM activist
Viewpoints

Why the Chauvin Verdict Helped Me Feel Heard

“I feel there is an open door right now. ... I’d like to think that our fallen predecessors have created a lane for us to use and exhibit our due diligence for the next generation.”

By Candis Y. McDow
DMX
Viewpoints

When It Comes to Celebrities Like DMX, Addiction Has No Regard for Status

Remember DMX (aka Dark Man X) in his best light: the X that enlightened us with prayer, gave us hits like “Party Up (Up in Here),” “What These Bitches Want,” and “How’s It Goin’ Down.”

By Candis Y. McDow
Cherisse
Interviews

SisterReach Makes HIV Support Accessible to Black Women

Founded in 2011, SisterReach is a nonprofit that supports the reproductive autonomy of women and teens of color, poor and rural women, LGBTQIA+ people, and their families through reproductive justice, a public health movement that champions culturally competent and trauma-informed medical care.

By Ciarra Jones
Black AIDS Institute board at USCA 2017

Black Women and PrEP: Confronting Barriers to Care

We explore the unique obstacles Black women face in accessing HIV preventive options and health care, and provide resources that help Black women feel seen, heard, and supported in their search for better, more equitable care.