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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
Black woman in prison
Viewpoints

To Tackle HIV Among Black Women, We Must Tackle the Racial Disparity Behind Bars

The collective harms of racism within mass incarceration contribute greatly to disproportionate HIV prevalence and outcomes within Black communities.

By Barbara Jungwirth
HIV power couple Amy Kililea and Lauren Banks-Kililea and their children
Interviews

This HIV Power Couple’s First Convo Was About Medicaid Expansion

It’s all advocacy all the time for policy-wonk wives and moms Amy Killelea and Lauren Banks Killelea. But they like it that way.

By Tim Murphy
Character Jill Baxter from It's a Sin
Viewpoints

What Is the Inner Life of Jill Baxter on ‘It’s a Sin’?

True-life women caregivers and activists of the AIDS era in the 1980s talk about whether Jill's "angel of mercy" character is realistic.

By Tim Murphy
Black female patient
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