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Features

Black Trans Women and Femmes Speak Out About Lack of Inclusion in HIV Cure Research

Black transgender women in the U.S. are impacted by HIV at alarmingly high rates, yet prevention and care studies largely ignore them. We spoke with four advocates on why that’s the case.

By Sydney Rogers aka Miss Barbie-Q
Black patient
Features

Can Long-Acting ART Be an Equitable Care Option for Black Women?

For Black women, before we can start conversations about switching to Cabenuva, we need to address issues around access, stigma, and cultural competence.

By Dali Adekunle
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
Black patient exam room
Interviews

Protecting Black Women From Unnecessary Hysterectomies: An Interview With Joy Sewing

Black women disproportionately undergo an invasive treatment for fibroids, even when other choices exist.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Black woman vaccine
Features

How One Black Woman Wrestles With Vaccine Hesitancy

What to do if you’re unsure about getting a COVID-19 vaccine? Go to reliable sources of health information, as Candis Y. McDow does here, inviting all to join in on her journey.

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.

Black female patient
Features

Providers Can Save Black Women’s Lives by Listening Without Judgment

Black women face health disparities that can shorten their lives. Why aren’t doctors taking their concerns seriously?

By Juan Michael Porter II
Black female patient
Viewpoints

Black Women Should Get to Decide Whether PrEP Is an Option

Despite Black women’s increased risk for HIV in the U.S., they are not being told about medication to prevent it.

By Candis Y. McDow
Black woman talking to doctor
Viewpoints

Doctor Silent About HIV and PrEP? Here’s How Black Women Can Self-Advocate

If you are a Black woman, and your doctor doesn’t mention incorporating HIV prevention into your care, these questions may help guide the conversation.

By Dali Adekunle