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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Combatting Health Disparities

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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 black 
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Boston City Council Hears Testimony About Needs of LGBTQ Youth of Color

By | Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute, Youth | No Comments
In response to a report by The Fenway Institute released late last year finding that more than 15 percent of Boston’s LGBTQ youth of color had traded sex for money, food, shelter, or other resources, the Boston City Council’s Committee On Healthy Women, Families & Communities held a hearing September 27 on the needs of the city’s LGBTQ youth of color. Called by District 8 Councilor Josh Zakim, the hearing drew approximately 35 attendees and featured testimony from youth, adults who work with youth, social scientists, academic experts, and officials from Boston Public Schools and the Boston Public Health Commission. 
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Engaging Parents Project Reaches Out To Parents Of LGBT Youth Of Color

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When a child comes out to a parent, it can be a difficult time for everyone involved. Parents may feel torn between their love for their child and their belief systems, and children may feel misunderstood and alone. To find ways to better support all families, The Fenway Institute is launching the Our Health Matters Engaging Parents Project, a new study that examines the varied experiences of parents of LGBT youth of color. The goal of the Engaging Parents Project is to talk with parents about their feelings and experiences about parenting a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning youth 
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Infographic

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In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we created this infographic that highlights some eye-opening facts about the impact HIV/AIDS has on black men who have sex with men. You can help raise awareness by sharing this infographic on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. Click the image below to view or download a high-res PDF. And don’t forget to: Get Educated. Get Tested. Get Involved. Get Treated. 
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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February 7, 2013 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that black Americans accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections in 2010, despite making up only 14% of the population. That year, HIV incidence among blacks was almost eight times higher than that of whites. Black women account for 57 percent of all new HIV infections among women nationwide; but black men—especially those who have sex with men—are disproportionately affected. In 2010, black men represented almost one-third of all new HIV infections in the United States. Of those, 72% were 
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