Skip to content

Larry Scott-Walker is the executive director and co-founder of Transforming HIV Resentments into Victories Everlasting Support Services Inc. Shortly after coming to grips with his sexual orientation, the Baltimore native was introduced to the works of novelist James Baldwin, filmmaker Marlon Riggs and poet Essex Hemphill. Falling in love with their passion, persistence and use of…

Read More

Police questioned a woman who claimed that she intentionally infected people with HIV. Brandi Yakeima Lasiter of Americus, Georgia went on Facebook Live and provided names of people she had unprotected sex with. During the live broadcast, Lasiter said she allegedly infected men who cheated along with their wives and girlfriends. “I always get the…

Read More

Southwest Atlanta native Evan Pitts has dedicated his time and energy to identifying solutions that address barriers to equitable health care. He has developed several health initiatives that have positively impacted individuals with HIV seeking care, and he spearheaded the development of Ryan White and SAMHSA supportive programs for a small national nonprofit. He currently…

Read More

An HIV-positive man allegedly used dating apps to meet and have unprotected sex with women. According to WUSA, Randolph Smith, 34, initially learned of his HIV status in 2014. Smith created dating profiles on Backpage and Bumble and met several women who he eventually had sex with. In July 2017, in Frederick, Maryland, police received a…

Read More

Beyoncé has revealed how a family member’s battle with HIV “was one of the most painful experiences” of her life. The “Formation” singer appeared alongside her husband Jay-Z to accept the Vanguard Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday night, March 28, 2019, and she paid tribute to her late uncle Jimmy…

Read More

Dazon Dixon Diallo, the founder and president of SisterLove, has fearlessly battled the disparities facing women affected by HIV. Her global mission spans from the United States to South Africa and other nations. Because of her commitment to community-driven efforts to eradicate HIV, Dixon was recently named co-chair of ACT NOW: END AIDS. As a Black woman, what are your…

Read More

Since Harlem was recognized for its Renaissance in the 1920s, people have been seeking the next place to tout as a Black mecca — a place that attracts people and the dreams of those living there. The definition holds steady, but does the location? In 1973, Black communities and progressive Whites brokered the deal that made…

Read More

As a research coordinator and community health educator at Emory Ponce Clinical Research Site in Atlanta, Edwin Blount-Worthington always makes it his priority to bring awareness to HIV prevention and sexual health. He recently sat down with rolling out to have a candid conversation about HIV and its impact on the Black community. How often should…

Read More

Cloaked inside a nifty thrift store, the AIDS Health Foundation combines shopping and health services all under one roof. Out of The Closet is a thrift store with some amazing items, including furniture, clothes, music, shoes and jewelry— a cornucopia of just about anything. What’s unique is its full-service pharmacy and a testing site for sexually transmitted diseases…

Read More