HIV / AIDS

(Undated)  —  African American women are infected with HIV at a higher rate than other races, and the problem is much worse than health care providers had thought, according to a new study.  Researchers from the New Jersey Medical School found that two-thirds of new HIV cases in the U.S. infect black women, although black […]

Andre Davis, a former professional wrestler, who went by the names Gangsta of Love and Sweet Sexy Sensation, has been sentenced to 32 years in prison  for having sex with women without telling them that he’d tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. SEE ALSO: Welfare Office Bans Pajamas Davis, a 29-year-old man, was […]

An HIV/AIDS prevention agency in Harlem has launched a new campaign concentrating on a demographic that is not normally targeted: black heterosexual men. Its campaign posters can be seen throughout Central Harlem, East Harlem and the South Bronx, where its other branches are located. The poster, illustrating a brawn, black male standing poised is currently […]

Hormonal contraception may increase the chances of transmitting HIV between sex partners, according to a new study conducted in Africa. Researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle conducted a study on 3,790 women in Kenya, Botswana, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. They found that the women using hormonal contraceptives were twice as […]

The Grio has an opinion piece on the Black Church and its response to HIV and AIDS. They claim that the Black church is affected by ignorance towards virus and its affects. The term Christian Ignorance Virus was coined by Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Barack Obama’s former […]

Despite successful efforts to quell the rate of new HIV infections among African-Americans, a particular sliver of the community — young Black gay and bisexual men — are being infected at an alarming rate. According to a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Black gay and bisexual men of all ages […]

Despite African-Americans being one of the highest groups in the United States at risk of contracting HIV, Black physicians still find it hard to recommend HIV tests to their patients, a new study reports. According to the study, Black physicians are embarrassed to address the social stigmas that Blacks bring into the office of the […]

Two study have found that Truvada, a pill used to treat HIV, is likely to prevent heterosexual men and women from catching the virus. One study, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focused on men and women in Botswana. The other study, conducted by a researcher at The University of Washington […]

Go get tested! Today is National HIV Testing Day, and with the African-American community hardest hit by this disease, we implore all to go get tested. The president spoke this weekend on the importance of this day. “National HIV Testing Day reminds each of us to do our part in fighting HIV/AIDS and get tested,” […]

The department of health in Massachusetts has announced that HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women in the state. It was also found that more than half of all AIDS cases there consist of black women specifically — most of whom became infected by their intimate partners. Dr. Bela Bashar, a clinical […]