New York City is home to hundreds of ethnic and immigrant groups from around the world, including Africans. But until recently, the African diaspora lacked a center dedicated to their needs, especially regarding HIV/AIDS prevention, counseling and treatment. Continue Reading →
What You Need to Know This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
“If Black America were its own country, it would rank 16th in the world in the number of people with HIV — ahead of Ethiopia, Botswana, and Haiti.” - Black AIDS Institute Continue Reading →
Last Sunday was World AIDS Day and who better to speak on the importance of educating oneself on the topic than Magic Johnson.
The NBA Hall of Fame legend was diagnosed as HIV-positive in November 1991 and seems to have never skipped a beat in getting on with his life and living it ever since. Continue Reading →
The first known cases of HIV/AIDS were discovered in the early 80’s. Though much wasn’t known about the disease or how to effectively slow it down at first, there have been great strides in treatment and more and more HIV-positive people are learning to live longer lives with the disease. Continue Reading →
On Saturday, October 2nd, Danny Tisdale and Harlem World interns and staff led the Harlem AIDS Blanket workshop in Hotel Theresa Towers with members from the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS an arm of the Abyssinian Baptist Church. The Harlem Aids Blanket is a community-based-mixed-media art project aimed at increasing HIV awareness, and providing a community space for self expression on the topic of AIDS. Continue Reading →