Breaking Through: HIV and African Americans

Living Room, Inc

“Black communities make up 14% of the U.S. population, but account for nearly half of the new HIV infections in this country and nearly half of people living with HIV. If we take a closer look, the picture becomes even more vivid. Black men who have sex with men (MSM) bear the heaviest burden. They account for more than half of new infections among all young MSM and experience more new infections than any other group (race/ethnicity, age, or sex).”


By Charles Stephens

When my aunt died several years ago, we all believed it was cancer. This was not heard directly from her, but through a series of relatives. Whenever I would ask, “What kind of cancer did she have?” there would be a pause, a look of confusion, and an abrupt change of subject. No more information was provided — not a single…

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