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).

Health Rewind: Do #BlackLivesMatter in the Doctor’s Office?

How incarceration makes us sick and more health news.

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.

What Black Women Living With HIV Want You to Know About HIV/AIDS

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Maryland College Cancels Black History Event Over Speaker's Views on LGBT Rights, HIV

Umar Johnson has made some questionable comments about HIV and the LGBT community.
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