A Message to Young Men From the 2016 PADV Teen Summit

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Poetry, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates

“I know people who have been victims of domestic violence, and a lot of times, that’s a story that people don’t get to tell,” says Cole Ford, 19. “I feel that art is expression … so I wrote this to try to be a voice for someone who may need their voice to be heard right now.”

Teen Action Group Tackles Healthy Relationships

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Opinion, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, Videos, VOX Investigates
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VOX brought the mic to the Teen Action Group at Planned Parenthood Southeast, who spoke up about healthy relationships and preventing dating violence. Enjoy their video, art and writing.

VOX Investigates Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Health and Wellness, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, Videos, VOX Investigates
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In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Georgia ranks 3rd in the nation for the highest amount of teen-reported cases of physical abuse in a relationship. The issue of teen dating violence is incredibly prevalent among Atlanta youth, and it is an issue the VOX Investigates spring team is ready to […]

RIP To Stigma on HIV Within the Transgender Youth Community

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

Despite living in a more progressive time period, conversations tend to be burdened by a mandate of silence when it comes to talking about how HIV or AIDS impacts the transgender community. According to GLAAD, a nonprofit supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, aseuxal/aromantic community, the term transgender is defined as “an umbrella term […]

Treatment Options Can Help Curve High HIV Rates Among Teens

  |  Topic: General, Health and Wellness, VOX Investigates

Nearly 10,000 teens were diagnosed with HIV in 2013 and the rate continues to increase, especially for those living in metro Atlanta. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta is the fifth highest US city for new HIV infections. Additionally, in 2012 there were 26,743 new HIV diagnoses in Atlanta, with many cases affecting […]

Hollywood Magic: Celebs Can Help Spread the Message to Get Tested

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Entertainment, Health and Wellness, Senior Picks 2016, VOX Investigates

Keep reading for this compelling opinion piece by Jada. More than 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV. About 30 million people have died from HIV & AIDS-related causes since its discovery in 1981. Roughly 1.7 million died of HIV & AIDS in 2011 alone. Out of all those people who have […]