"I write this as a daughter, friend, sister, journalist, African-American and a woman. When I look in the mirror, I see a woman of color, not much different tha...n those black and brown faces who are living with HIV. When I look deeper, I also see my obligation and ask you to do the same."
Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Did you know that in 2016, African Americans accounted for 44% of HIV diagnoses, though they comprise 12% of the US population, according to the CDC? NLGJA has tools and resources to help you cover HIV & AIDS available at www.nlgja.org/newways. Start talking. Stop HIV. #NBHAAD #ActAgainstAIDS #CDC #StartTalking #PACT4HIV Act Against AIDS
Our hope is that the Declaration speaks to individuals, communities and organizations. We offer a vision where organizations can work towards racial justice in programs, advocacy choices, policies, hiring and community partnerships.
It’s that time of year again to Love Positive Women!
Since 2013, communities from around the world have been celebrating LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN from February 1 – ...14. In 2015, Visual AIDS first partnered with the Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) , Dieu Donné and the International Community of Women Living with HIV (NA) to make and send out hundreds of handmade paper Valentines all over the world. This year Visual AIDS is working with even more artists, activists and women living with HIV in New York City to make and mail out 500 cards this year!
If you are a self-identifying woman living with HIV and would like to receive a handmade Valentine in the mail for LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address to register by Wednesday, January 24th.
For more LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN updates follow the amazing projects posted on the Love Positive Women: Romance Starts at Home
What are you doing to #lovepositivewomen 2018?
My greatest AIDS hero died a few hours ago. Dr. Mathilde Krim, founder of amfAR, warrior against homophobia and AIDS-related stigma, dedicated defender of scien...ce and public health, and mother-figure and mentor to countless activists, will leave a deep hole in the continued fight against AIDS -- a fight she dedicated her life to. She was 91.