Category Archives: gay black men

  1. AIDS 2012: Meet Rig

    via BETA, by San Fransisco AIDS Foundation Rig Rush of the Black AIDS Institute is the “mobilization coordinator of everything gay black male,” an advocate of better and earlier sex education for youth—and a volunteer in a rectal microbicide trial. Throughout the MTN-007 study, which looked at the safety and acceptability of a gel containing the HIV Read More >>

    AIDS 2012, gay black men, HIV, hiv prevention, IRMA, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, MTN 007, rectal microbicide, Tenofovir, testing
  2. U.S. Policy Addresses HIV Epidemic in the LGBT Community

    via HuffPost, by Charles Stephens We finally are starting to scratch the surface of the depth of the HIV crisis among young black men who have sex with men (MSM). Late last summer the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the most recent HIV incidence numbers, indicating that young, black MSM were the only population Read More >>

    CDC, Gay, gay black men, HIV/AIDS policy, lgbt community, MSM, prevention, white house
  3. U.S HIV Funding for Gay and Bisexual Men May Cause Concerns

    via Funders Concerned About AIDS, by Sean Cahill Over the past few years we have witnessed a number of advances in science-based HIV prevention and care policy and LGBT health policy in the U.S. We have a first-ever National HIV/AIDS Strategy that prioritizes reducing the disparity affecting gay and bisexual men—who were 64% of new infections in Read More >>

    Bisexual, Gay, gay black men, gay men, HIV/AIDS policy, LGBT rights, National AIDS Strategy, USA
  4. Treatment outcomes among different ethnic groups similar for UK gay men

    via Aidsmap, by Michael Carter HIV treatment outcomes among gay men in the UK are similar across ethnic groups, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The study showed that gay men from black and minority ethnic (BME) populations were approximately 17% less likely to initiate antiretroviral therapy than white Read More >>

    gay black men, gay men, minority, MSM, prevalence, Treatment, UK
  5. Fearing No Evil

    Via Poz, by Regan Hofmann with Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. David Kuria works for the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya where he risks his life daily to provide safe sanctuary and advocacy for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Africa and around the world. Now, he is running for Kenya’s Senate. A Read More >>

    activists, Africa, criminalization, Gay, gay black men, HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, human rights, Kenya, LGBT rights, MSM, Uganda
  6. Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7th of every year, is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. There are four specific focal points: education, testing, involvement, and treatment. Educationally, the focus is to get Blacks educated about the basics of HIV/AIDS in their local Read More >>

    African American, gay black men, HIV, HIV/AIDS policy
  7. Is Homophobia a Factor in the HIV Racial Gap?

    from Reuters, by Amy Norton Among gay men in the United States, blacks are more likely than whites to believe that homosexuality is “wrong” – and these feelings might be contributing to the black men’s higher risk of HIV infection, researchers suggest. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2006 African-Americans accounted for nearly Read More >>

    gay black men, HIV transmission, homophobia, homosexuality, minority
  8. Elevated HIV Prevalence Despite Lower Rates of Sexual Risk Behaviors

    from AIDS Patient Care and STDs, by Magnus et al. The District of Columbia (DC) has among the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the United States, with 3.2% of the population and 7.1% of black men living with HIV/AIDS. The purpose of this study was to examine HIV risk behaviors in a community-based sample of men who have Read More >>

    behavioral research, gay black men, MSM, prevalence, risk, Washington D.C.
  9. Community meetings on National HIV/AIDS Strategy

    via National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS As part of his National HIV/AIDS Strategy, President Barack Obama  mandated that Executive Branch departments and agencies with HIV/AIDS programs come up with an implementation plan for the strategy within  150 days (by Dec. 9). The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS,  in collaboration with other national organizations and local Read More >>

    African American, community engagement, gay black men, HIV/AIDS policy, Obama
  10. Malawi: Judge convicts gay couple

    via Associated Press, by Raphael Tenthani BLANTYRE, Malawi — A judge convicted a gay couple in Malawi Tuesday of unnatural acts and gross indecency after a trial that drew worldwide condemnation of this southern African country’s colonial-era laws on homosexuality. The verdict is “extremely disturbing,” said Michaela Clayton of the Namibia-based AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Read More >>

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