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The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

| August 10, 2016

By Tamara Holmes (BAI Daily Contributing Writer) It’s no secret that HIV/AIDS advocates and the Black Church have not always seen eye to eye. However, a new faith-based initiative could create more collaboration between those groups than ever before. The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS have launched a $4 […]

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Olive Shisana: On sharing, lifting each other across the diaspora

Olive Shisana: On sharing, lifting each other across the diaspora

| August 6, 2016

By Hilary Beard (Black AIDS Institute Daily Editor) On the front lines of the AIDS epidemic for decades, Dr. Olive Shisana—president and CEO of South Africa-based Evidence Based Solutions and co-chair of the 2016 International AIDS Conference—will be the first to tell you that not only do Black Lives Matter its essential that black people […]

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Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

| April 28, 2016

By Karen Ocamb (Black AIDS Institute) Special to the NNPA The first cases of what became HIV/AIDS hit the news on June 5, 1981. Soon, Phill Wilson, then just 25, and his new boyfriend Chris Brownlie were both diagnosed with swollen lymph nodes, which their doctor suggested could be related to the mysterious disease. But, […]

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HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’

HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’

| August 4, 2014

By Linda Villarosa Special to NNPA from The Black AIDS Institute MELBOURNE, Australia—Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease, along with their baby. “That left me with my daughter who was four,” said Watiti, a Ugandan physician. He spoke on […]

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