The Most Influential HIV/AIDS Moments in Black History

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  • 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
  • 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

Pop Culture's Obsession With the Down-Low

What started out as a controversial New York Times article about closeted bisexual Black men somehow blew up into the widely accepted “Down-Low” myth that was perpetuated in all facets of our media. Sadly, even though research confirms that the DL is not fueling AIDS among Black women, many of us still believe it to be true. 

(Photo: Lionsgate Films, Tyler Perry Productions)

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