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).

BET News Special: 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.

The 411 on HIV/AIDS and Black Women

With National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day right around the corner, here’s some important information about HIV/AIDS and women.

Bring That Week Back: Tamron Hall Becomes First Black Woman to Co-Host Today

Black pastors coalition seeks to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder, an African-American memorial in D.C. to be renovated, plus more news.
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