In sex-education classes, teens learn HIV is a virus that, if untreated, develops into AIDS, and the best way to prevent contracting it is to practice safe sex or not have sex at all. In most cases, I find that’s the extent of the information taught on the subject, leaving many in the dark to […]
Thousands of 13- to 24- year olds in Atlanta don’t know they’re infected. AIDS Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is a condition that results in serious damage to the immune system. It is caused by the HIV infection. Antibody An antibody is a protein produced by the body’s immune system when it detects harmful antigens. Your body […]
Atlanta has many school systems but few options for comprehensive health education Since sixth grade, my mother made it her mission to keep me informed about everything concerning me at the time. That included having The Talk every morning on the way to school, which was 15 minutes every day. Though I was miserable enduring […]
Thousands of 13- to 24- year olds in Atlanta don’t know they’re infected. Click here for the audio portion of this story. March 28, 2010, was LaMar Yarborough’s 18th birthday, and he was laying in the intensive care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital, where he learned he was HIV-positive and later found out he developed AIDS. […]
VOX Investigates shares our special coverage of HIV and AIDS — kicking off with a teen-led dialogue and performance co-hosted with Moving in the Spirit, an organization educating teens through dance. Enjoy this story and their voices. The event invites teens from around metro Atlanta to learn about and speak up about HIV. Join us! When: Dec. 5, at 4 […]
When I took this quiz, I realized that I was so uneducated and unprotected against HIV — I was so miseducated, I was afraid to even be near a person with HIV. Coming from a school system that didn’t teach me anything at all about HIV, I was inspired to make this quiz to make […]
HIV-Positive Youth Work to Make Change
VOX Investigates HIV among Teens in Atlanta
The AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5k Run, produced by AID Atlanta, celebrates its 25th anniversary on Oct. 18. This “rain or shine” event is one of Atlanta’s largest social gatherings held each year, with more than 5,000 walkers and runners coming out to join the journey on the road to find a cure for AIDS.
Welcome to the first peek into the new VOX Investigates Team. This semester we’re embarking upon a journey, writing articles and creating podcasts, videos and photo galleries that all speak on HIV and AIDS in Atlanta.