HIV / AIDS

After the NBA announced it was suspending its season because a player had tested positive for the coronavirus, fans recalled how the league once allowed Magic Johnson to play after he was diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we debunk dangerous myths.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine, who became the first Black students to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. on September 25, 1957.

A 2016 prediction from the CDC estimated that 1 in 51 Georgians will contract HIV in their lifetime.

Statistics from the CDC indicate that in the last ten years, "from 2005 to 2014, the number of new HIV diagnoses among African American gay and bisexual men increased 22%. But that number stabilized in recent years, increasing less than 1% between 2010 and 2014."

The World Health Organization declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child on Tuesday, reports Reuters. In 2013, only two children in Cuba were born with HIV and five with syphilis, the WHO said in a statement. That organization and the Pan American Health Organization sent […]

While the death rate among Blacks living with HIV is declining in the U.S., it is still higher than any other racial or ethnic group, according to a statement released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ahead of the 16th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, commemorated on Feb. 7 each year. SEE […]

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It’s rather hilarious that a bigot precedes some deeply prejudice comments he made at a holiday party with, “We cannot win without the independents and the Tea Party, so get over it, folks. You’re going to have to get along with those folks.” I assume former state rep and Michigan national GOP committeeman Dave Agema (pictured) believes independents […]

On the eve of the 25th World AIDS Day, President Barack Obama expressed hope, proclaiming that an “AIDS-free generation is within our reach.” RELATED:  Young Gay, Bisexual Black Males Hit Hardest By HIV Infection CDC Spokesman Looks To Stop Infection With Personal AIDS Story On National Black HIV/AID Day “Each year on World AIDS Day, […]

Memphis minister Rodney Carr (pictured), who was arrested last year and charged with criminal exposure to HIV  for knowingly infecting a woman, was recently spotted on a popular Black dating website, BlackPeopleMeet, looking to hook up with a potential mate, reports WREG Memphis. SEE ALSO: Buffalo Neighborhood Misses Crack-Dealing Grandmother Carr, who reportedly tested positive in 2005 […]

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness about HIV, and encourages individuals to know their status. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), just over 1 million persons live with HIV and one out of five do not know they carry the virus. In the […]