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Features

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
Positive Women's Network
News

Positive Women’s Network Wants You to Celebrate and Honor Black Women in the HIV Movement

Leading up to and on March 12, Positive Women’s Network will be holding an art contest, town hall, and more events honoring the work of Black women in the fight against HIV.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

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
Features

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
menopause guide illustration from Sophia Forum "We are still here" campaign
Interviews

This Charity Is Carving Out a Safe Space for Women Living With Menopause and HIV

Many people who experience menopause are not prepared by their health care providers—and for people living with HIV, it’s even more confusing. With a recently published guide and other outreach efforts, Sophia Forum aims to change that.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Pamela Sneed
Interviews

The ‘Funeral Diva’ Pamela Sneed Remembers AIDS, Art, and Activism in New Book

Black lesbian poet and activist Pamela Sneed discusses her latest collection of essays and poems, ‘Funeral Diva.’

By Kenyon Farrow
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Interviews

This Digital Exhibition Uses Oral Histories to Break the Silence for Women Living With HIV

I’m Still Surviving is a collaborative digital and print exhibition that launched in December 2020, featuring hundreds of excerpts documenting the stories of 39 women living with HIV in the U.S.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Collage of comic book covers and pages from Luna Unleased
Interviews

‘Luna Unleashed’ Takes a Superpowered Approach to HIV Prevention for Black Women

Black women are disproportionately impacted by HIV, yet they're frequently left out of conversations about HIV prevention. A new comic written by Nakesha Powell and Giovanni N. Dortch aims to change that.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Features

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
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Features

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