Monthly Archives: August 2019

Ending HIV will only happen if Black America leads

By Raniyah Copeland | Black AIDS Institute In 2011, Science Magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year” was the discovery that antiretroviral drugs were a game-changer in HIV prevention. The development of treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) ushered in the concept of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. By combining effective treatment for people living with HIV with simple and easy biomedical prevention for people at risk of HIV infection we can eliminate HIV transmission and HIV acquisition, thereby breaking the back of the...

Black HIV/Aids Conference Targets Disease Disparities

Even as the overall rate of HIV and Aids is going down, the incidence among African-Americans remains high. A three-day seminar in Florida took place to address that in July, The Friday-through-Sunday session in Tallahassee was hosted by the Black Treatment Advocates of the Big Bend. The group’s Kiera Dell was a prime organizer. “It’s very important that we have training like this for our providers and community members, health professionals and so on to understand HIV from all aspects,” she remarked One...