Fighting HIV/AIDS Stigma the Red Shoe Way

by Akiba Solomon on Nov 29, 2012 1:22PM

Humor blogger and Red Pump Project co-founder Luvvie Ajayi blends fun and fashion with the serious topic of HIV/AIDS and stigma.

Topics: Gender, Health, HIV/AIDS

What the AIDS Epidemic Still Reveals About Us [Infographic]

by Hatty Lee, Kai Wright on Nov 29, 2012 09:54am

Progress must be noted and celebrated. But as the data suggests, the AIDS epidemic continues to reflect this nation's most fundamental inequities.

An AIDS 2012 Takeaway: More Poor, Criminalized and Marginalized Folks Belong at the Table

by Akiba Solomon on Jul 27, 2012 9:49AM

This week's International AIDS Conference brought more than 20,000 top experts, activists, politicians and celebrities to the nation's capitol to exchange ideas about how to end HIV. Here's hoping that the next one will include more everyday people.

Topics: Gender, Health, HIV/AIDS

Life, Love, and Risk: A Moment at the International AIDS Conference

by Jamilah King on Jul 26, 2012 10:00AM

Jamilah King went searching for answers to why we all take such risks in pursuit of connection. She didn't find them, but she kept bumping up against love.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Black Website Shows Us the Right and Wrong Ways to Talk HIV

by Akiba Solomon on Dec 6, 2011 10:04AM gave HIV/AIDS lots of play on World AIDS day. Two of its stories show how far we've come and where we still need to go.

Topics: Health, Gender, HIV/AIDS

Majority of People Living With HIV in U.S. Aren't in Successful Treatment

by MIchael Lavers Kai Wright on Nov 30, 2011 10:38AM

Federal health officials say that, 30 years into the epidemic, less than a third of people who are positive have the virus under control. Boosting that number is key to stopping the epidemic's spread, CDC says.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Federal Health Officials Push 'Strength Through Affirmation' of Black Gay Men

by Kyle Bella on Aug 19, 2011 9:34AM

"We wanted to show black gay couples who are loving and supportive and, at the same time, we wanted to document a diverse range of strong men in community," says CDC's Richard Wolitski. Kyle Bella reports on the new campaign.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

HIV Epidemic Growing Fastest Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men

by Kai Wright on Aug 4, 2011 12:30PM

An alarming study reveals HIV infections grew by nearly 50 percent among black gay and bisexual men in recent years. There are many complex causes for the trend, but there are also some clear solutions if we commit to them.

Topics: Kai Wright, HIV/AIDS, Health, Gender & Sexuality

In the Fight Against HIV, a Breakthrough for Women of Color

by Akiba Solomon on Jul 15, 2011 1:49PM

Two new studies involving heterosexual women and men reveal that taking a daily dose of HIV meds can decrease infection risk by well over 50 percent. That's a "yay" for women of color who bear the brunt of the global pandemic.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Gender, Health

Why Is HIV Still Going? One Reason: 1 in 5 Don't Know They Have It

by Asraa Mustufa, Stokely Baksh on Jun 27, 2011 01:18pm

We break down some of the most alarming stats showing how and why HIV is still spreading 30 years later.