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Black Women With Both HIV, Hep C...

Black women infected with both hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV are less likely to die from liver disease than white or Hispanic women with the two infections, a new study finds.

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Middle-Aged,Older Black Women at Risk for HIV

Many Black women who are 40 and older do not see themselves at risk and don't take precautions like using condoms. In addition, the older woman's physiology may put her at increased risk. Currently, women over age 50 make up 10 percent of women living with HIV.

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Bacterial Vaginosis & HIV Transmission

HIV-positive women with bacterial vaginosis, a disruption in the normal balance between healthy and harmful bacteria in the vagina, are three times more likely to pass HIV on to male sexual partners, according to a new study.

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New Report Shows HIV/AIDS Cases Dropped

“While the overall drop in cases is encouraging, it’s concerning that we continue to see increases and higher rates among some of our communities.” said Peter Carr, manager of the STD and HIV Section at MDH.

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Doctors and the HIV Test

According to a new study commissioned by Janssen Therapeutics and the National Medical Association, social stigmas are still the largest barriers keeping African-American frontline physicians from testing their patients for HIV and AIDS.

Elevate Conversation

Talking about sex is not always easy. But, it is important to keep in mind that talking openly about sex and being tested for HIV are some of the best ways to reduce the spread of HIV in our communities. Here are some ways to ELEVATE the conversation

Elevate Power

Everyone should know their HIV status, but there are many people who do not. Knowing your HIV status is an important step all of us can take in helping to stop the spread of HIV. Click here to learn more about where you can get an HIV test.

Elevate Learning

Without question, there is a higher rate of HIV and AIDS in the Black female population in the United States than among any other group next to Black men. Recent reports document the fact that black women account for nearly 70 percent of the female cases.  Learn more.

  • Elevate Your Voice

    Black women have a long history of transforming the lives of others through coming together and sharing their stories. After you get tested, please upload a video of you sharing your testing experience to Youtube and share the Youtube link below or write in your message encouraging other to get tested.

    Each month, we will feature a different video or story on our Web site. Your voice could help encourage other women to ELEVATE their power by getting tested.

    Name : 
    Email : 
    Youtube Link : 
    Your Story : 
ELEVATE
is about more than just talking!

It’s also about taking ACTIONS that help you take charge of your health and helping someone you love do the same. ELEVATE the conversation on HIV today and tell us what you’re doing.

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National Observances

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 7th

National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS
March 6th -March 12th

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 10th

National HIV Testing Day
June 27th

World AIDS Day 
December 1st

ELEVATEConversation.ORG is developed by the Black Women’s Health Imperative and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative.
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