Category Archives: African American

  1. Race, Gender, & Sexuality in HIV Prevention Campaigns

    via The Society Pages, by Christie Barcelos Gay men and bisexual men still represent a disproportionate number of HIV cases in the United States (CDC). In addition, African-American and Latino men are significantly more likely than white men to be diagnosed with HIV and die from AIDS-related illnesses. Numerous HIV prevention campaigns are thus aimed at these Read More >>

    African American, gay men, gender, MSM, United States
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Heterosexual Anal Sex: Implications for HIV Prevention

    Via AmfAR, by Jeffery Laurence and Rowena JohnstonA recent analysis of several HIV transmission studies found that the risk of contracting HIV through unprotected anal intercourse is eighteen times greater than for penile-vaginal intercourse. HIV prevention messages about anal intercourse tend to focus on men who have sex with men (MSM), whose behavior in relation to anal Read More >>

    African American, anal sex, HIV transmission
  5. Relationship between heterosexual anal sex, injection drug use and HIV infection among black men and women

    ABSTRACT J M H Risser PhD , P Padgett PhD, M Wolverton MPH and W L Risser MD PhD US blacks carry a disproportionate risk of heterosexually transmitted HIV. This study aimed to evaluate the association between self-reported heterosexual anal intercourse and HIV. Using respondent-driven sampling (RDS), we recruited and interviewed 909 blacks from areas of high Read More >>

    African American, anal sex, heterosexual epidemic, heterosexuality, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, injection drug use, STD