The Most Influential HIV/AIDS Moments in Black History

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  • 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

Salt-N-Pepa “Let’s Talk About Sex”

The same year Magic disclosed, this rap trio was spitting knowledge about stigma and safe sex with their song "Let’s Talk About Sex.” Salt N’ Pepa later remixed their popular hit to “Let’s Talk About AIDS” to further break down how HIV is transmitted and the importance of condom negotiation. 

(Photo: Next Plateau Records)

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