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National Black Hivaids Awareness Day

Accepting Our Boys, Uplifting Our Men: Loving Unconditionally to End the Spread of HIV/AIDS

Verneda White | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices
Verneda White

By sending the message that our young black gay males are not acceptable, we contribute to our boys, sons, brothers and men accounting for the highest rate of new HIV infections, and reduce the rate of survival among those we call family.

The Significance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Debra Y. Fraser-Howze | Posted 04.09.2015 | Black Voices
Debra Y. Fraser-Howze

Now in its 15th year, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is meant to spark conversations within our community and promote education about the disease, but why? With observance days like National HIV Testing Day and World AIDS Day, why is it important to have a day dedicated to the Black population?

A Black Queer Boy Sees an HIV Statistic

Maurice Tracy | Posted 04.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Maurice Tracy

I was born in 1982. I have known about HIV and AIDS, seemingly, as long as I have known about any real thing of importance. I know how not to contract the virus. It seems so easy. But, life is not easy; it is not a classroom.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Reducing HIV Among African American Communities

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Each February 7, we mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It's an opportunity for all of us to honor the memory of those we've lost, and to call attention to the fact that HIV continues to disproportionately affect African American men, women, and youth.

War Dispatches

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The madness never stops, but we can pull back from it on occasion to count our blessings. That is a luxury our brothers and sisters in Sochi and Lagos and Kampala might like to taste.

Overcoming Stigma and Shame: A Way Forward

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

The theme, "I Am My Brother's and Sister's Keeper - Fight HIV/AIDS!" calls on us to preserve and strengthen the health and well-being of our people by caring for and about one another and working together to reduce the disproportionately high rate of HIV/AIDS in the black community.

Pundit Makes Bizarre Claim About Black Men And The Gay Community

Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer went off on a particularly bizarre anti-gay rant, timed to coincide with National Black HIV/AIDS Aware...

Standing Strong Together: A Community Conversation on HIV and HCV

Matthew Rose | Posted 04.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Rose

The overlapping nature of these diseases, and the path they take through communities, make it necessary for us to begin to draw these conversations together.

#RealTalk About HIV/AIDS In The Black Community

Posted 02.08.2013 | Black Voices

It's only been two months since the first ever at-home HIV testing kit hit pharmacy shelves. And while it was designed with the stigma around HIV and ...

Mass Incarceration, Homelessness and HIV Vulnerability

Paul Kawata | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Paul Kawata

Our nation must tackle the social inequities that persist in our culture if we are to truly realize a vision of an AIDs-free generation. Tackling the epidemics of homelessness and incarceration must be at the forefront of that effort.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Fighting Stigma and Marginalization

Ernest Hopkins | Posted 04.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Ernest Hopkins

When we support organizations around the world that fight stigma and marginalization, and when we address the holistic needs of young black gay men, we tear down the barriers to education, social capital, and high-quality, comprehensive medical treatment and care.

Beyond National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Openness Every Day

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 04.08.2012 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, I want to recall how one man's insistence on openness and honesty about AIDS in the black community generated support and saved lives in Los Angeles and beyond.

Commemorating National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 04.08.2012 | Black Voices
Valerie Jarrett

On this, the 12th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, I remember my sister-in-law's fight with the disease. It is in her memory, and the memory of all the friends and loved ones we have lost, that we vow to keep working toward the day when HIV/AIDS is history.

Shattering the Silence Around HIV/AIDS in the Black Community

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks | Posted 04.08.2012 | Black Voices
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

Out of love for our people and ourselves, we have to find constructive ways to embrace human sexuality without judgment. Our people are dying simply because those of us who have the power to save lives have not dealt with our own hang-ups.