HIV/AIDS

HIV is a virus that weakens the immune system in its host and causes AIDS — Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. HIV (or Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is transmitted through sexual contact, infected blood or from a mother to child through pregnancy or breast-feeding.  While the early cases of AIDS in the 1980s were mostly white gay men, the face of the epidemic has changed. AIDS has become a Black disease, mostly impacting gay and bisexual men and women but also heterosexual man as well. There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, however there are medications that drastically increase life expectancy of those infected.

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106 & Park World AIDS Day Digital Quilt

Upload your photos in honor of your loved ones who have been affected by the HIV/AIDS virus and become a part of our digital quilt that will be revealed on World AIDS Day (12/1/12).

Lifestyle: AIDS Quilt Returns to New York

Tyson Beckford, Jay Ellis join Kiehl’s 5th Annual LifeRide. (8/15/2014)

Commentary: When Living a Healthy Lifestyle Isn’t Enough

Radio host Ebony Steele talks about the importance of being tested for HIV/AIDS.

Global Week in Review: Young Iranians in ‘Happy’ Video Freed from Custody

Nurse found guilty of HIV transmission, protests turned violent in Mali, plus more global news.

News: Black Organizations Want the CDC to Show Them the Money

Groups fighting against AIDS struggle to survive. (4/16/2014)

This Controversial Program Could Curb America's Latest Drug Crisis

Needle-exchange programs could potentially save thousands of Americans' lives and help reduce fatal diseases, but more than two dozen states throughout the South and Midwest have made them illegal.
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