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 […]

Portraits of HIV: A college peer educator, an activist, a volunteer, and more

  |  Topic: Health and Wellness, VOX Investigates

          Toni Taylor, Health Peer Educator, Clark Atlanta University When I was a freshman, my cousin’s best friend found out she was HIV-positive. I remember my cousin calling me in the middle of the day, crying about her best friend finding out she was infected with HIV. It was surreal. You […]

Who Controls Sex Education?

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

In this Q&A segment, we speak with Lauren Barineau on disease prevention, Georgia’s sex education policy and more. Barineau is a training and technical assistance coordinator at the nonprofit Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP). She designs and delivers trainings for adults who work with youth related to reproductive health, effective sexual health […]

HIV Testing: Know Before You Go (part 2)

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Health and Wellness, VOX Investigates
HIV testing rights

“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 […]