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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 […]

Hiding one’s HIV status might be wrong, but it shouldn’t be a crime

Philadelphia Weekly –Josh Kruger In October, a college student in Missouri was charged with “exposing sexual partners to HIV.” As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and various national news media recently reported, 22-year-old Michael Johnson allegedly engaged in sex acts in his dorm room with more than 30 individuals who may not have known of his HIV+ status—and, […]