Pissed Off About My Parents’ Predicament

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Pissed Off About My Parents’ Predicament I’ve been spending a lot of time with my parents lately. In July my father was in serious industrial fire. He suffered third-degree burns on his upper body, had to have skin grafts on his arms and was in the ICU at the University of Chicago hospital for a …

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Q&A: Jeffrey Crowley, Exiting Director, Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP)

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Q&A: Jeffrey Crowley, Exiting Director, Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP)   Scheduled to leave ONAP at the end of the year, Jeffrey Crowley says that working for President Obama has been an “amazing experience.” Crowley became the White House’s so-called AIDS czar in February 2009, leaving his position as a researcher and senior scholar …

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Black Website Shows Us the Right and Wrong Ways to Talk HIV

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Black Website Shows Us the Right and Wrong Ways to Talk HIV Loop21.com, an African American news and lifestyle site, devoted lots of energy and real estate to HIV/AIDS last week. In the run-up and on World AIDS Day, the site ran a three-part series about the disease’s effect on ball culture(“Underground Gay Dance Culture Keeps …

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NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2011

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NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2011 This year, we commemorate World AIDS Day during the 30th year since the first reported cases of AIDS, a milestone that has led many to reflect on how far we have come since those dark days when HIV infection was almost always fatal.  Remarkably, three decades of scientific …

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The Need to Address the Graying of AIDS

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The Need to Address the Graying of AIDS “I only take one pill a day for my HIV, the rest are for all of my aging issues. And it’s great that I’ve lived to be able to take aging issue drugs! It’s a blessing…” — Bill Rydwels, age 77. Chicago, IL “The guy that I …

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Apply to AAHU Community Mobilization College Today

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Apply to AAHU Community Mobilization College Today The Black AIDS Institute is accepting applications for its flagship training and capacity building program, the African American HIV University (AAHU) Community Mobilization College (CMC) 2012 class.

How Many Breaths Will It Take to End an Epidemic?

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How Many Breaths Will It Take to End an Epidemic? Last week I talked about how we have the tools to end the AIDS epidemic. This week I want to elaborate on what those tools are and why Black folks need to familiarize ourselves with them.

Congressional Briefing Pushes for Prioritization of Black Women

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Congressional Briefing Pushes for Prioritization of Black Women   At congressional in October, the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA) debuted its groundbreaking documentary Many Women, One Voice, about Black women and HIV/AIDS. After the screening, members of Congress, their staffers, employees of AIDS non-profits and HIV/AIDS advocates discussed the importance of Black women’s …

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