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Pieces sought in black/HIV puzzle. Pitt, advocates land $3.2M grant to help solve epidemic among African-American gay men

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette –David Templeton African-American men who have sex with other men typically are more conservative in sexual behavior than gay men in general. So why are they far more likely to contract HIV/AIDS? “Generally, they take far fewer risks than white guys. They are much more conservative than gay men in general. But it’s […]

2014: HIV, black men, and the new prison pipeline

–Lisa Fager Bediako and Michael Hinson Most people know about World AIDS Day but are likely unaware of over twelve annual population-specific HIV/AIDS awareness days including February 7th — National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD).  HIV/AIDS, once considered a “gay white man” disease, is still consistently on the rise in black American communities across the […]

Giving hope, help to young gay men

The Inquirer –Kevin Riordan With same-sex marriage on the rise nationwide and celebrities coming out all over the place, one might suppose that young gay men’s lives have become “easy, breezy, and free,” says Jerome T. Pipes. This seems particularly true when compared with my own youthful emergence from the closet, back in the day […]