February 7 marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a time to recommit to ending HIV/AIDS stigma, increasing testing, and fighting health care disparities in black communities. While new HIV/AIDS infections in general have decreased significantly in recent years, black men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender women, and cisgender women still face wide disparities in terms of HIV/AIDS preventative care, testing, and virus management. According to the CDC, black Americans account for 45% of total new HIV infections, 40% of new infections among men, 62% of new infections among women, and 64% of new infections among children. Young blackRead More
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