Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman and David Johns of National Black Justice Coalition join forces to increase access to lifesaving health care for Black women and girls, who represent two of every three women diagnosed with HIV.
When times are tough, it’s easy to ignore things like health and wellness. We all know what happens when we do that in our personal lives–it comes back to haunt us. Same’s true as a society, and the U.S.AIDS epidemic is proof of that fact.
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.
“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.
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.