National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2022: ‘A discussion at the crossroads’

On Aug. 29, 2022, communities of faith will pause for a moment of reflection and engagement in recognition of National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. We are in a time of several colliding health crises that cut across all socioeconomic, race, gender and sexual barriers impacting Black and Brown people disproportionately. However, we have learned some […]

Kandi Burruss and Dázon Dixon Diallo lead conversation about the HIV epidemic

On Aug. 17,  Gilead hosted an intimate conversation about sexual health at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta. The conversation included Grammy Award-winning singer Kandi Burruss and the founder of SisterLove Inc., Dázon Dixon Diallo. Aug. 20 is Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which focuses on encouraging conversations about the virus and reducing the stigma against  people suffering […]

Dázon Dixon Diallo discusses the HIV/AIDS Awareness Day community conversation

For Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Gilead is hosting an intimate conversation about sexual health and social justice on Aug. 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 pm at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta. The conversation will include Grammy-award-winning singer Kandi Burruss and the founder of SisterLove Inc. Dázon Dixon Diallo. Diallo spoke with rolling out about […]

CEO Auntjuan Wiley celebrates AIDS Walk’s 11th anniversary

Auntjuan Wiley is the CEO of AIDS Walk South Dallas Inc. The mission of the organization is to empower all persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS through prevention, advocacy, education, peer support, linkage to care, and emergency financial assistance. Wiley held the celebration of the organization’s 11th anniversary on June 25 and spoke with […]

Gary With Da Tea discusses health and the forgotten AIDS epidemic

There’s really no proper way to aptly describe the effervescent personality of Gary With Da Tea. Born Gary Hayes, the longtime radio host possesses a unique disposition that defies any typical adjective. Gary is just, well, Gary. The beauty in his distinctive brand of entertainment has served him well over the years as he’s developed […]

Spelman grad Dázon Dixon Diallo declares war on HIV in US and Africa

Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH, founder and president of SisterLove Inc. is working on the front lines in the struggle for women’s human rights and the fight against HIV/AIDS. Dr. Diallo and SisterLove are fighting on behalf of women from Atlanta to South Africa living with HIV. SisterLove has an extensive history as a community-based advocate and […]

Jussie Smollett explains why HIV is still an issue

Actor Jussie Smollett is not only an icon and advocate for the LGBT community. He’s also an outspoken advocate for HIV prevention. Recently, the “Empire” actor opened up about HIV in the current generation and explained why the disease is still as much of an issue today as it was decades ago. According to media reports, […]

Magic Johnson wants to partner with Charlie Sheen to fight HIV

Charlie Sheen made history yesterday when he became one of few heterosexual A-list male celebrities to ever come out and reveal that they are HIV-positive. Since then, the whole world has been talking about Sheen, and while most are focused on the drama surrounding Sheen’s sex life and court battles, NBA legend Magic Johnson spoke out […]

Brian K. Hamlett works to help the community by day and entertains by night

Brian K. Hamlett has a passion for people.  He launched a new ministry to encourage others to have a healthy relationship with God. Tell us your title and job description? I am the manager of prevention programs for Us Helping Us, People Into Living Inc.  The manager of prevention programs is responsible for the successful […]

Sheryl Lee Ralph talks 25 years of HIV/AIDS advocacy

Renowned actress and political activist Sheryl Lee Ralph has spent over two decades advocating for HIV and AIDS awareness through her DIVA Foundation. The original Broadway “Dreamgirl” took it upon herself to raise awareness about the “mystery” disease that caused her friends to die prematurely 30 years ago. Today, the world calls the illness AIDS and it affects […]

Ugandan HIV clinic raided for allegedly ‘training youths in gay sex’

Uganda’s increasingly anti-gay mindset has been a focus of global conversation for months now, especially in the wake of their new extreme anti-gay law that punishes those convicted of “aggravated homosexuality” with anywhere from 14 years to life in prison. Now reports have surfaced alleging that Ugandan police recently raided the Makerere University Walter Reed […]

DJ Mister Cee opens up about sexuality, teams with HIV organization

Last week, DJ Mister Cee was thrown into a media firestorm after he was caught in yet another male prostitution scandal. He announced his resignation from New York City’s Hot 97 radio station after 20 years. Admitting to transsexual sex acts to his Hot 97 boss and brother Ebro last week, Mister Cee is now opening up […]

New study reveals cause for skyrocketing HIV rates in black gay, bisexual men

For several years, black gay and bisexual men have been greatly affected by the HIV epidemic, with cases of new infections in the population rising almost every year.  Experts have been stumped as to why HIV rates are so high in this particular community. A new study shows that three key factors may play a part […]

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony say HIV status tarnished Eazy-E’s legacy

Eazy-E may be a West Coast rap legend, but his former protégés, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, aren’t happy with the way he’s being remembered. According to the rap vets, Eazy-E hasn’t been getting the respect he deserves due to his controversial HIV diagnosis. “Some people seem like they are afraid to commemorate him due to how he […]

National women and girls HIV/AIDS awareness ‘Change My Story’ campaign

CHICAGO – The HIV/AIDS National Awareness Day is March 10 for women and girls. HIV/AIDS remains a serious public health issue for women and girls. In 2010, they made up two-thirds of people who got the disease by having heterosexual sex. African-American women and girls continue to be disproportionately affected. The AIDS Foundation of Chicago […]

The Ultimate Runway Fashion Show kicks off 10-city tour in Houston

On Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, also World AIDS Day, The Ultimate Runway Fashion Show kicked off their 10-city tour at The Ensemble Theatre in Houston. The Ultimate Runway Fashion Show visits urban areas highly affected by the HIV/AIDS virus. “We chose Houston as our kick off city because according to our research, Houston has the most cases […]

Chagas Disease Being Called ‘New AIDS of the Americas’

Just when scientist have started make major inroads in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS related morbidity and mortality, a new threat, which has actually been around for more than a century is on the rise and is just as infectious and deadly — Chagas disease. In a lengthy editorial published in PLoS Neglected Tropical […]