The Most Influential HIV/AIDS Moments in Black History

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  • The Past, Present and Future
  • Magic Johnson Coming Out as HIV-Positive
  • President Obama Signing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
  • Salt-N-Pepa “Let’s Talk About Sex”
  • Rae Lewis Thornton on the Cover of Essence Magazine
  • TLC and Condom Fashion
  • Eazy-E’s Death
  • Pop Culture's Obsession with the Down-Low
  • HIV Rates Go Down for Black Women, While MSM Rates Go Up
  • Mississippi Baby “Cured” From HIV/AIDS

The Past, Present and Future

When the HIV/AIDS epidemic first hit in 1981, the face of AIDS was white and gay.  But over time, this epidemic morphed into one that was disproportionately Black. From politics to pop culture to research, read about some of the most influential HIV/AIDS moments in our history. — Kellee Terrell (@kelleent)

 (Photo: Roger A. Wollenberger/ POOL /LANDOV)

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