HIV/AIDS is a topic that cannot be ignored by either the black community or the LGBT community. That’s why we’ve devoted so much time to the show on this important subject. Unfortunately, HIV/AIDS has taken a huge toll on both communities and the statistics say it all:
- Recent reports indicate that blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection.
- Black men who have sex with men (MSM)2represented 63% of new infections among all black men, and 35% among all MSM.
- The rate of new HIV infection for black women was nearly 15 times as high as that of white women and nearly 4 times that of Hispanic/Latina women.
As you may know, our very own NoMoreDownLow.TV co-host Janora McDuffie wanted to do her part to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS. So, she’s riding her bike, 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles, over seven days in the 10th annual AIDS LifeCycle ride.
Yes, you can still donate to her AIDSLifeCycle fundraiser at: www.tofighthiv.org/goto/janora
She said that she’s riding to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS issues in the black community. In particular, she said that she was moved to do the journey after hearing so many compelling stories on NoMoreDownLow.TV.
Watch our NoMoreDownLow.TV segments that focus on HIV/AIDS issues, how it has impact us, what we’re doing about it and why we can’t give up.