We are very, very excited to tell you about the State of Florida’s PrEP Institute, a three-day interactive, hands-on experience, where health care professionals and CBOs learned more about PrEP and how to prescribe it, including how to do so in a culturally relevant way that helps increase PrEP uptake in Black communities.
Speaking of Florida, in last week’s issue, I wrote about my outrage about the school shooting in Parkland. But you don’t need me to tell you that affluent, predominately White communities are not where most gun violence in this country is taking place. This week, we run a piece that ran late last fall in ProPublica about how the gun-control debate ignores Black lives.
Our friend Rich Wolitski writes about the important role that PrEP, PrEP services and adherence to treatment play in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to end HIV. As February, American Heart Month, draws to a close, we take a look at the relationship between heart disease and HIV.
Finally, if you haven’t been to Wakanda yet, what are you are waiting for? It’s time to get with the program! We wrap up this issue by running a piece from our friends at ColorLines, who asked 5 leaders in Black culture to tell us what makes the movie “Black Panther” so special.
Yours in the struggle,