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Rapper Mykki Blanco Rejects Stigma, Reveals HIV Positive Status


By Jenn M. Jackson 8:46 am June 19, 2015 Queer rapper Mykki Blanco, born Michael Quattlebaum, Jr., has established himself firmly in the music industry. His talents as a rapper, artist, and poet have garnered him respect in many social and professional circles which typically exclude LGBTQ folks. So, he is no stranger to breaking […]

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Toddler thought to have been cured of HIV now has detectable levels of virus in bloodstream

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:20 am July 11, 2014 A toddler thought to have been cured of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her bloodstream. The child’s stunning story was first revealed at a medical meeting in March 2013. The revelation was the first account of an HIV-infected infant achieving what appeared to […]

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National HIV Testing Day: 3 of the riskiest ways to catch HIV

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:00 pm June 27, 2014 Today is National HIV Testing Day. We cannot stress enough the importance of knowing your status. HIV prevention and transmission is critical, especially within the African-American community. Here are 3 of the riskiest ways to contract HIV as published on Rolling Out. 

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‘I’m Okay’: the story of a Black, trans and HIV-positive woman

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:14 am June 16, 2014 The following post was written by Octavia Y. Lewis. It originally appeared on The Root under the title, “I’m Black, I’m Trans, I’m HIV-Positive, and I’m OK.” By: Octavia Y. Lewis My Thing Is: The black community is often accused of being closed-minded, but my experience has been […]

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HIV is Not A Crime


By byp100 @byp_100 4:03 pm June 4, 2014 By: Aron Cobbs, BYP100 New York Chapter I’m incredibly humbled, proud and inspired to be in Iowa. The state recently became THE FIRST in our country to reform its draconian HIV criminalization laws during the first national “HIV Is Not A Crime” Conference at Grinnell College this week. I […]

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Woman with HIV: ‘I thought you got it in Africa’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:53 am March 20, 2014 A viral video of a British woman who contracted HIV at age 40 from a sexual fling has admitted that she “thought you got it in Africa.” Rachel Dilley, 48, revealed the shocking revelation of ignorance during an appearance on the UK’s ITV This Morning talk show. 

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Rare case of female-to-female HIV transmission reported by CDC

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:29 am March 14, 2014 The Centers for Disease Control reported what it suspects to be a rare case of HIV transmission between women on Thursday.  Female-to-female transmission of the virus is extremely uncommon, but can be passed through fluids. 

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2nd baby born with HIV may be cured

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am March 6, 2014 A second baby born with HIV may have had her infection sent into remission and possibly cured, doctors say. The case was revealed Wednesday at an AIDS conference in Boston. The child was born last April in suburban Los Angeles, and was treated four hours after being […]

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Georgia health program targets HIV treatment, prevention in black women

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:41 pm February 19, 2014 A Georgia heath program is helping black women get treatment for mental illness and substance abuse. By doing so, SHE PREVAILS is seeking to cut down on the number of HIV cases in African American women. 

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Report: African Americans living with HIV less likely to stay in care

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:49 am February 10, 2014 According to new data released last week, African Americans living with HIV are less likely to receive continuous care. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that blacks account for nearly half off all new infections, despite representing just 14% of the U.S. population. 

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