HIV

As we recognize World AIDS Day today, its imperative that we continue to raise awareness and educate the masses.  Being responsible and protecting ourselves and others is one of our main goals. 

FROM BLACKVOICES.COM GLAAD, the Gay-Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has gone hard against ABC and ‘The View’ about recent comments made by host Sherri Shepherd and guest host DL Hughley. On the show, which aired June 22, Shepherd and Hughley linked the high rate of HIV among straight women in the black community to black men […]

After two decades in which researchers searched fruitlessly for an effective vaginal microbicide to block H.I.V., South African scientists working in two AIDS-devastated communities of South Africa, one rural and one urban, say they have finally found something that shows real promise.

HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death in the African-American community for men and women. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 49 percent of African- Americans are contracting HIV/AIDS and only account for 13 percent of the U.S. population. African-Americans have been hit the hardest with a rising number of deaths attributed to the disease. The study also revealed provocative reasons to why this vibrant community is continuing to lose an alarming number of people. Reasons to why these barriers could be a possible roadblock have been proposed.

VIA: Join Red Blog Today is International Women’s Day and The Global Fund, the organization used to put (RED) money on the ground in Africa, released a report stating that the virtual elimination of mother to child HIV transmission by 2015 is now within reach if current rates of progress by Global Fund-supported programs and […]

VIA: www.theredpumpproject.com Every year, the United States recognizes March 10th as National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It’s a nationwide initiative to raise awareness about the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women & girls and encourages ladies to take action. While progress has definitely been made in the areas of AIDS prevention and treatment, […]

Via: Elev8.com Though people no longer talk about it with as much frequency as they once did the big disease with the little name is still out there. It’s still out there taking siblings, wives, husbands, cousins, sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, neighbors, children, men, women, and teenagers’ lives. It has not been cured. It has […]

Did you know that 1 in 32 black women will be infected with HIV in their lifetimes, if current trends continue?   Did you know…?…