The question was raised recently during a conference that focused on HIV in the U.S. and how we can increase awareness of the use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) that prevents HIV infection in HIV-negative people. At the close of the conference, one of the speakers asked
In 2003, I was pregnant, homeless, and HIV-positive. But worst of all, I felt completely helpless and had nowhere to turn for help. I received my diagnosis after my senior year of high school. In college, I thought I might be pregnant. I went to
With a black shirt that read, “HAVING SEX?” in bold, pink letters, I walked through the streets of Washington DC, telling people the importance of getting tested for HIV and pointing them in the direction of a van where they could get tested for
March 10, 2019—The Black Women’s Health Imperative’s On Our Own Terms (OOOT) Collaborative is spreading the word about Women and Girls and HIV Day today. And we know that we must continue to create awareness and support for black women and girls every single day.
Today is World AIDS Day. For over 30 years, BWHI has lived this year’s theme, the Right to Health, in its mission and its vision for the health and wellness of Black women. Today we are elated to announce the launch of The New Network,
You’re a great friend. You’re ready and willing to help your loved ones work through anything that has come their way. You are prepared to always be there for them. But then, something comes along that you’re not prepared for: Your loved one has HIV
You probably already know that unsafe sex is a major risk factor for getting HIV. But for some women, there’s that disconnect between what you know … and what you do. We tend to think, “I’m not crazy. I wouldn’t sleep with someone who’d give