Five Things Friday

Work has again gotten the best of me. With 30-ish days left in this tour of service things have picked up at an alarming speed. With that said, I wanted to get back into the blogging routine with a Five Things Friday post; 5 things that are going on for me this week. 1. iPhone…

Getting Equal (Healthcare)

We don’t know nearly enough about the health outcomes of the LGBT community. In fact we know nearly nothing at all. Recently the National Institutes for Health (NIH) put out a request to the Institute of Medicine (IoM) to find out exactly how much is known about LGBT health. The answer? Not a whole lot….

Sexual Health Sunday: Get Tested

During my senior year of college I had the opportunity to take one of the best classes my school had to offer; Health Psychology. In this class we talked about the psychology of public health and different models that could be used to alter people’s attitudes toward their own wellbeing. In one assignment we were…

We’re Still Here…

HIV/AIDS turned 30 a couple years ago and because of medicines many folks are living longer but what about my brothers and sisters who are still over-represented in the reported HIV/AIDS data. Black and African American folks are no more likely to engage in risky behavior than our White and Latino peers but we’re accessing prevention efforts and staggeringly low rates…why? Folks aren’t listening to us, they don’t know where we’re coming from…all this in an age where ‘Diversity’ and ‘Cultural Competence’ are words du jour.

POZ – News : White House Launches “Act Against AIDS” Campaign in U.S.

POZ – News : White House Launches “Act Against AIDS” Campaign in U.S. . In (what I would characterize as) a huge step forward for HIV/AIDS interventions, President Obama has invested $45 million dollars in the “Act Against AIDS” program which seeks to educate Americans about HIV/AIDS and hopefully inspire catharsis in communities affected. Not…