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Preventing HIV Among Young, Black Teens With Mental Illness

Each year, the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) honors nurses at the forefront of HIV research. This year, University of Pennsylvania associate professor Bridgette Brawner, Ph.D., APRN, won the Richard L. Sowell Article of the Year Award for her research on heterosexually active black teens with mental illness -- a group that's under-represented in HIV prevention campaigns.

29 November 2018
The Body Pro
PrEP in the USA: white people given preference 

Nearly six times as many white people as black people are being prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the USA, despite black people having a greater need. 

26 November 2018
HIV Seroconversion Despite PrEP Therapy

The tragedy of continued HIV transmission in the era of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is explored in detail in a viewpoint article published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.1 The study evaluated a cohort of 14 young black men who have sex with men (MSM) in Atlanta, Georgia, who experienced HIV seroconversion despite administration of PrEP as part of the EleMENt Study.

22 November 2018
Infectious Disease Advisor
Black Community Wins Big At NOSCARS

CAMPAIGNERS WHO have led efforts to raise awareness of sexual health issues in the black community were honoured a special awards ceremony yesterday (Nov 12).

14 November 2018
The Voice
'Growing up, it felt like I was too gay to be black and too black to be gay'

"What it's like coming out as a black man when people see it as a 'white thing'" - Phil Samba talks to BBC Radio 5 live about coming out as black and gay in the UK

05 November 2018
Why black gay men need PrEP

Black gay and bisexual men are far less likely than their white counterparts to take PrEP.

29 October 2018
Racial segregation associated with new HIV infections among black heterosexuals living in the US

A greater degree of racial segregation in urban areas of the United States is associated with more new HIV infections among black heterosexual men and women, according to

24 September 2018
Krishen Samuel
Australia: Rise in HIV rates among Asian-born gay men prompts call for more services

While rates of new HIV cases are falling in Australia, there's been a sharp increase in diagnoses among Asian-born gay men.

09 July 2018
Two-thirds of black LGBT people face racism within LGBT community

According to new research by UK charity Stonewall, 51% of black and minority ethnic LGBT people said they have faced discrimination based on their race from within the queer community. This number jumps to 61% when broken down to just black people.

29 June 2018
Gay Star News
Everyday racism hinders Indigenous women with HIV from accessing care: study

Indigenous women living with HIV experience everyday incidents of racism that impede their access to care disproportionately to other groups, according to a study involving more than 1,400 women across Canada.

22 June 2018
Globe & Mail

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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