BY MARIA MEJIA
Below is my new bilingual video blog and my perspective of PrEP (Truvada) as prevention for HIV. I discuss why I am on the fence about it and the possible dangers of this FDA-approved method…in my humble opinion.
Love and Light,
Este es mi nuevo video blog bilingue: PrEP (Truvada) como metodo para la prevencion del VIH. Esta es mi perspectiva y porque estoy mas bien en contra de ese metodo y los peligros que en mi humilde opinion esta forma de prevencion traeria.
Amor y luz,
This article was cross-posted from “A Girl Like Me,” a program of The Well Project and TheBody.com. Subscribe to her YouTube channel MariasJournal (and ours, while you’re at it! UntilTheresACure)
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February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
How Will You Help Raise Awareness?
By race/ethnicity, African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States. While making up only 13% of the U.S. population, they account for more than 49% of AIDS cases and 46% of people living with a diagnosis of an HIV infection.
AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25 – 34
and the second leading cause of death for Black men ages 35 – 44
Despite extensive research, there still is no vaccine for HIV/AIDS. We encourage all Americans, especially communities of color, to recognize the impact of HIV/AIDS on their communities, to practice prevention, and to learn more about HIV vaccine research in order to make it a reality and to bring us closer to ending the epidemic.
There are many ways you can take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS:
- Get tested for HIV
- Practice safe methods to prevent HIV
- Decide not to engage in high risk behaviors
- Talk about HIV prevention with family, friends and colleagues
- Provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS
- Wear a Red Ribbon to restart the conversation and raise awareness for HIV/AIDS
to purchase a Red Beaded Ribbon Pin ($10)
today so that you can wear it proudly on February 7 in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Increase compassion, understanding and responsibility …
Until There’s A Cure