Tag Archives: HIV

“Endgame AIDS In Black America”: A Exercise in Drama And No Politics

July 10, 2012
This is an almost stream of conscious blog I was writing while watching the PBS premier of the Frontline Documentary “Endgame: AIDS In Black America.” Remember the PBS hard hitting political documentary series Frontline? You know, the show you can … Continue reading read more »
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Obama Budget for HIV/AIDS Show Increases; Republicans Plan Cuts

February 15, 2011
Today the White House Office on National AIDS Policy hosted a conference call on the Administration’s budget request–what’s in it for people living with HIV and/or for the LGBT community. While we’ve heard in the press that the new budget … Continue reading read more »
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CPT Post: Black AIDS Awareness Day

February 9, 2011
So Monday was the annual African-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Most of what that actually means is: Everyone running around telling Black people that all they need to do is “get tested” or “know your status.” A time honored favorite of … Continue reading read more »
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Guest Post: An Open Letter to Oprah Winfrey concerning the "Down Low"

October 11, 2010
The following was originally posted as a note on facebook by my friend and much respected colleague, Dr. David Malebranche. I watched the Oprah episode in question, and had many of the same concerns. There was some debate and responses … Continue reading read more »
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Drug War Update: Global, National, & New York

March 12, 2009
This week,the world’s got drugs on the mind. Here’s what’s happening at the global level, nationally, and then here in New York State. GLOBAL Days after the President of West African country Guinea-Bissau was assassinated (rumored to have been supported … Continue reading read more »
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My Plenary Remarks at Creating Change

February 3, 2009
Hey folks, sorry  I been gone so long, but I was in Denver al last week for the 21st annual Creating Change conference, this year in Denver. Bilerico.com just published the speech I delivered at the HIV/AIDS plenary at Creating … Continue reading read more »
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Senegal Sentences 9 Gay HIV Activists to Prison. For Being Gay.

January 10, 2009
Despite my celebrating the recent Uganda high court decision in favor of several lesbians abused by police, we still obviously have a long way to go. This past week, a Senegalese court sentenced 8 gay men who worked for AIDES … Continue reading read more »
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New Study: 95% of HIV Positive Don't Transmit HIV

December 4, 2008
Even though we’ve talked over the last year about the new HIV infections rate (incidence) in 2006, I haven’t given any thought to the issue of transmission–how many people actually transmit HIV to an HIV negative person every year? And … Continue reading read more »
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World AIDS Day: We're Still Living With AIDS

December 1, 2008
(originally written for the NGLTF Policy Institute) December 1, 2008 8:40 am Today, many of us will dust off those red ribbons, and “remember” to remember the people who we’ve lost, and who are currently living with HIV/AIDS. Some of … Continue reading read more »
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Stephanie Mills' "Home": So Black and So Gay!

October 9, 2008
If you’re a Black gay of the Classic Era (meaning you’re over 30, or at least have Classic Black Gay Sensibilities, or CBGS), you’ll know that Stephanie Mills‘ “Home” is really the Black gay anthem. The song, written for the … Continue reading read more »
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