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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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At 94, former South African President Nelson Mandela continues to inspire the entire world. People all over the world are celebrating Mandela’s 94th birthday, Wednesday, July 18, by donating 67 minutes of their time to help others, which is symbolic of the 67 years the legendary leader spent fighting injustice. Although he has mostly retired…

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HIV Testing Day Should Be Treated Like a Holiday While today marks the 19th annual HIV/AIDS testing day, a number of women are completely in the dark about  the movement to increase testing for this disease. Furthermore, ignorance about the importance of testing could be particularly damning for black women considering the odds that are stacked against us. The…

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