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HIV, Black Men and the New Prison Pipeline

Globalgrind.com –Lisa Fager Bediako & Michael Hinson This month (February 7th) marked the sixteenth annual observance of 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 US. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports “of all racial/ethnic groups […]

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 […]

Center for Black Equity and Pitt Public Health announce HIV research project

The Center for Black Equity and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health are partnering on a new research project to study reasons for increased risk of HIV infection among African-American men who have sex with men (MSM). The project, funded by a $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health […]

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 […]