Monthly Archives: June 2017

Pride Month Celebrates Stories of Survival

Norman Tanner was given six months to live after being diagnosed with HIV in 1990. The 59-year old Tanner was among the hundreds of thousands of people, proud to show their pride at different celebrations throughout the country. June 1 kicked off LGBT Pride Month across the nation. Millions in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, along with their allies, are celebrating events throughout the month. Tanner has been attending Pride festivities for about 20 years since he founded Black Brothers Esteem, a...

Targeting HIV growth in the South

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of new HIV diagnoses declined in the United States by 19 percent from 2005 to 2014. With increased funding, targeted prevention efforts and better treatment options, the country as a whole seems to have loosened the grip of the epidemic. However many southern areas are reporting a drastically different narrative. There are many areas in the southern United States where the numbers of cases have not declined and even more...