College Students Fail HIV IQ Test

Posted in: News 2005-Older

The National HIV Prevention Conference By Mark Stringfellow ATLANTA, Ga. — Notty Morton “damn near cried” when he received his negative results last fall. This was the face of a then 22-year-old Black male who’d never taken an HIV test. Now at 23, this small-framed, dreadlock-wearing Baltimore native recalls that day, in which his entire view …

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Better Questions, Better Answers

Posted in: News 2005-Older

STATEMENT: The National HIV Prevention Conference Better Questions, Better Answers Almost a quarter century into the epidemic, we’ve still got far more questions than answers about HIV’s spread. Our brightest research minds have struggled to understand the virus’s unrelenting movement. They are often tasked with measuring the un-measurable—the murky emotions that underlie what we’ve come …

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North Carolina Researcher Finds ‘Poverty is a Risk Factor for Disease’

Posted in: News 2005-Older

Newsmaker Interview Black women featured prominently in discussions among researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual HIV prevention conference this week. As African Americans have accounted for increasingly lopsided shares of the epidemic among women—67 percent of new AIDS cases in 2003—they’re primary risk has also gradually shifted from injection drug use …

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Demystifying HIV Prevention for the Faithful

Posted in: News 2005-Older

BlackAIDS.org Forum The faith-based community has been called on to step up and make a difference in the fight against HIV infections in African Americans. Some churches, congregations, synagogues and mosques embrace the challenge. Others are keeping an arm’s length between themselves and the topic. BlacksAIDS.org contributing editor Sharon Egiebor discussed this divide with a …

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Same Song, Second Verse

Posted in: News 2005-Older

STATEMENT: The National HIV Prevention Conference Same Song, Second Verse Another AIDS meeting and another batch of gloomy data show the continued blackening of this epidemic. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told us yesterday that African Americans now make up 47 percent of people living with HIV in the nation. We’re just …

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Student blends college, life as advocate

Posted in: News 2005-Older

VOICES from… the National HIV Prevention Conference By Sharon Egiebor Candace Webb could barely contain herself. Sitting in front of a poster presentation for Advocacy for Young Women of Color Leadership Council, Webb was her own picture of youthful energy. She was animatedly detailing the virtues of her organization’s goals–providing education, inclusion and empowerment messages to …

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CDC Analysis Hikes Number of Black HIV Infections

Posted in: News 2005-Older

The National HIV Prevention Conference By Keith Green ATLANTA, Ga. — Nearly half of Black homosexual and bisexual men tested positive for HIV in a first-of-its-kind federal study. These men are among the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s newly-revised estimate of 1.1 million people living with HIV, of which 47 percent are African American. …

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Bates: Prevention Requires More Accountability

Posted in: News 2005-Older

Newsmaker Interview Christopher Bates is a unique breed in today’s political milieu. He’s an openly gay Black man who is at the center of the Bush administration’s AIDS policy shop. As acting director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy in the Department of Health and Human Services, Bates often speaks for an administration that many …

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New South, New Problems

Posted in: News 2005-Older

STATEMENT: The National HIV Prevention Conference New South, New Problems More than 3,000 AIDS experts have come together this week in Atlanta, Ga., to talk about the future of HIV prevention. The meeting’s location is appropriate. Much has been made in recent years of vibrant African-American communities that typify New South cities like Atlanta, with …

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What We Know–and What We Do

Posted in: News 2005-Older

From Ledge magazine In the spring of 2004, Caya Lewis, senior policy analyst for the Kaiser Family Foundation, visited Howard University and got the real deal on HIV/AIDS on campus, using condoms, and what scares students the most about unprotected sex. The group of students included: Makebra, print journalism major from Los Angeles; L. Michael, …

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