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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…

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Today is World AIDS Day and a time to become educated and aware of the prevalence of the disease. The non-profit AIDSVu posted these interesting snapshots of  HIV/AIDS in major US cities; here are five: New York  Prevalence Number of people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015: 108,648 72 percent of people living with diagnosed…

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), recently announced their Around the Globe in a Day initiative, a series of events across the world to commemorate World AIDS Day and continue to spread awareness about HIV and AIDS. The activities will include free concerts in Cambodia, Mexico City and the United States as well as free awareness and…

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Dec. 1, is World AIDS Day commemorating 27 years since its inception, it’s an opportunity to spread awareness and encourage testing for a virus that affects approximately 15 million people. Award-winning author and philanthropist Catherine Wyatt-Morley aims to break the stigma against those who have contracted HIV, including herself. Morley was unexpectedly diagnosed over two…

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On November 7th, 1991, Magic Johnson held a press conference in Los Angeles to reveal to the world that he had contracted HIV and was stepping away from the game of basketball. Johnson was not the first celebrity to announce being infected with HIV. Johnson recalls it being the hardest thing he ever had to…

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Now that South Africa has been hailed as a model country for its HIV treatment, some are fearing that this success may be causing  people to be careless about possible infection and contraction of the virus. “I find that people don’t take the virus as seriously as they should be, especially people our age,” said…

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