“What do you take medicine for, Kaleb?” Everyone darted their eyes my way. “I have HIV.” I had swallowed all that stigma along with my pill.
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 […]
“No one is responsible for your HIV status but you. You’re responsible for knowing it, taking care of it … staying HIV-healthy — and that comes first and foremost from knowing your status,” says Kendall Boone, a Greater than AIDS national ambassador, who works at Emory in clinical trials (where medications get tested for treating […]
Empowerment Resource Center hosted their 8th annual “Take Charge. Get Tested.” event June 25. National HIV Testing Day was hosted at Hurt Park, which was their free HIV testing site where Empowerment “tests about 300-500 people every year,” says Bianca Jackson, Case Manager at Empowerment Resource Center, who spoke with VOX reporters at Hurt Park […]