Friday, November 24, 2017

World AIDS Day: Don’t Just Blog/Tweet About It, Be About It

December 1st is World AIDS Day. A day where the bloggers and tweeters will wax eloquently about the importance of getting tested, raising awareness, and taking action. Can you imagine the progress we would make as a community if everyone who blogged, tweeted, or retweeted actually got tested? I challenge everyone to put action behind […]

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A Welcome Sight in My Neighborhood #gettested #hiv #knowyourstatus

November 20, 2011 by  
Filed under health and wellness, hiv and aids

A welcome sight in my neighborhood.  My hope is that a lot of people got their free HIV test.  This is not a game.  We are dying here.  Don’t let Magic fool you.  You don’t have his health care or his doctors.  Get tested, know your status, and pass the message on to your loved […]

20 Years Ago Today….

Magic Johnson announced to the world that he was HIV positive 20 years ago today. I was in high school. I didn’t understand HIV/AIDS enough at the time. It scared the hell out of me though. And I certainly didn’t think Magic would still be alive today. But that shows you what faith, family, money, […]

You Down With HIV?

I remember a comedian riffing off of Naughty by Nature’s song Other People’s Property (O.P.P.) Instead of the song’s hook, “You down with O.P.P.? Yeah, you know me,” the comedian would add his own words….”You down with HIV? Hell naw, not me!” That comes to mind on this 27th day of June, National HIV Testing […]

How Confident Are You About Your HIV Status?

I mean, can you really say confidently that you are HIV negative?  Are you demanding your partner where a condom every time? Are you confident in your partner’s HIV negative status?  Or, did you just take his word on it? You know the stats.  No need to repeat them.  But if you’re getting a sinking […]

Reality Check: National HIV Testing Day

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD).  Did you know this?  Were you aware?  Is this news to you?  See, I exist in a bubble that being I work in public health focused on HIV and STD’s/STI’s.  I’m used to the calendar of health awareness days and health months that occur to help organizations […]

Apparently, Free Condoms Aren’t Enough

Reading this article made my blood boil.  High school and college students in DC are complaining about the fit and quality of free condoms given out by the District of Columbia.  And even worse, the District is going to comply and start using more expensive Trojan brand condoms.  The Washington Post reports: High school students […]

black and brown girls speak out: Lies and Honesty

One of the most amazing things about starting blackgirlgrown is “virtually” meeting lots of black and brown girls on the web with similar callings, but all with a unique voice. Here are a few recent posts that caught my eye: The Savvy Sista gives an honest perspective of what it is to be a single […]

World AIDS Day: Are You HIV Positive?

On World AIDS Day, we rededicate ourselves to developing a national AIDS strategy that will establish the priorities necessary to combat this devastating epidemic at home, and to renewing our leadership role and commitments abroad. Though we have been witness to incredible progress, our struggle against HIV/AIDS is far from over. With an infection occurring […]

Obama Launches National HIV/AIDS Community Discussions

August 21, 2009 by  
Filed under health and wellness, hiv and aids

Some good news this Friday from the White House. President Obama announced the launch of the National HIV/AIDS Community Discussions, a series of events to be held across the country.  These events are hosted by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) and will offer the public a chance to provide input as […]

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