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).

B* Real: The Defining Moment: Young, Fabulous and HIV Positive

HIV/AIDS activist shares her personal story. (12/3/2014)

Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson Design Teddy Bears for Operation Bobbi Bear

The organization helps sexually abused children in South Africa.

Sheryl Lee Ralph Gets Real With Parents About Sex Talks and HIV

The actress asks parents to think about their child's sexual health.

Ethiopia Tests Thousands for HIV in Record Attempt

The Nov. 30 turnout of 3,383 people exceeded expectations.

December 1 Is World AIDS Day!

Do you know your HIV status?
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