The Most Influential HIV/AIDS Moments in Black History

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  • 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
  • Magic Johnson Coming Out as HIV-Positive
  • President Obama Signing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

TLC and Condom Fashion

In the early ‘90s, girl group TLC used their fashion sense to raise awareness about safe sex, dating and HIV (Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes even wore a condom over her eye). From megahits "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" to “Waterfalls,” Left Eye, Chilli and T-Boz made empowering young folks to make smarter decisions about sex a priority. 

(Photo: Epic Records)

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