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.

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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