Terminology: Helpful terms to understand HIV and AIDS

  |  Topic: Health and Wellness, VOX Investigates

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 […]

How is health being taught in metro Atlanta?

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Health and Wellness, VOX Investigates

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 […]

Why is HIV so Prevalent in the Greater Atlanta Area?

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Health and Wellness, VOX Investigates

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. […]

Moving in The Spirit Educates Teens on HIV Through Dance

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Health and Wellness, Identity, Videos, VOX Investigates
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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 […]

VOX Investigates Reflections After a Day of Production, a Month of Reporting

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Personal, VOX Investigates

The VOX Investigates fall semester team has been working diligently toward creating our special coverage of HIV and AIDS — including a print publication, to be released in December for World AIDS Day. Last Saturday, the team huddled into the VOX office despite the rainy weather to add finishing touches to all of the content. […]

AIDS WALK 2015

  |  Topic: Health and Wellness, VOX Investigates

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.