HIV

The 30-year battle against AIDS is an unbelievable chapter in the history of medicine and 30 years later more than 60-million people around the world have been diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. And of those, 25-million people have died as there is no cure. On June 5, 1981, a bombshell quietly exploded […]

FROM BLACKVOICES.COM GLAAD, the Gay-Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has gone hard against ABC and ‘The View’ about recent comments made by host Sherri Shepherd and guest host DL Hughley. On the show, which aired June 22, Shepherd and Hughley linked the high rate of HIV among straight women in the black community to black men being […]

From WSJ.com: In a significant step toward an AIDS vaccine, U.S. government scientists have discovered three powerful antibodies, the strongest of which neutralizes 91% of HIV strains, more than any AIDS antibody yet discovered. Looking closely at the strongest antibody, they have detailed exactly what part of the virus it targets and how it attacks […]

From the Chicago-Tribune: On a recent Sunday morning, the Rev. Stephen Thurston stood on the pulpit before a packed New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago while a health care worker swabbed his upper and lower gums. After his sermon, she announced the results: Thurston had tested negative for HIV. It was an unusual scene […]

VIA: Detroit Free Press Growing concern about HIV/AIDS in the African-American community is bringing together leaders in Detroit today to combat a disease that state health officials said infects blacks at a rate about 10 times higher than whites. The event, led by African-American clergy in the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, is a […]