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For more information on how to prevent HIV with PrEP or treat HIV with PEP visit the National Library of Medicine website.

Here’s How We’re Helping Raise Awareness To #POPTHEQUESTION

Who’s On Top: Live Interactive Game Show feat. @MissJayDMV and @StephanSpeaks

We’ve also partnered with the National Library of Medicine and Social Media Influencers @MissJayDMV and @StephanSpeaks and Black Fathers to produce Who’s On Top. 

“Who’s On Top” is a Live Q&A gameshow event apart of BGH’S Pop the Question – Men Take The Wheel HIV/AIDS prevention campaign. BGH @blackfathersfoundation and @NNLM-NER and NACC have partnered to educate and encourage an open dialogue amongst Black men that addresses the struggles, fears, and stigmas around sexual health, give them the tools to make “popping the question” about getting tested more comfortable and educating the community about PrEP and PEP.
During this event men and women will go head to head to see who is better PrEPped for the next round! Our Main Event will feature Miss Jay DMV and Stephan Speaks! We will be discussing dating during a pandemic, PrEP/Pep Medications, and HIV Awareness in the black community. Ready to participate?

To The Sistas That Want To #POPTHEQUESTION But Don’t Know How

Here’s four quick tips to improve your success to getting your man tested

1.

Make It A Shared Experience

Put yourself out there. Word it in a way that’s shows you’re also willing to take the brave walk with them. For example try saying, “I think it would be smart if we both got tested for the sake of our health.” You stand a better chance of getting them to follow through when you offer for the two of you to do it together.

2.

Be Tested Already

Come home equipped with your STD/HIV test results already completed. Sharing the results not only shows through action that you care about their health, but also implies that they should care about yours too and do the same.

National Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

3.

Present Them With Knowledge

When the media offers up estimates pertaining to the number of individuals each year that become newly infected with HIV, people perk an ear up to listen. The Center for Disease Control states, “while blacks represent approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population, they account for almost half of people living with HIV in the U.S (46%). If you present someone with this information or show them a place where they can find it, it might aid in your mission to relay the importance of knowing whether you are or aren’t HIV Positive.

Preventive HIV vaccine

4.

Stand Your Ground

Asking someone to know more about their health isn’t a far-fetched request by any means. It’s one of the smartest moves two people can make towards securing a healthy future for one another Don’t waste your time with someone who doesn’t care about how much time either of you has to live past today. Get tested, or move on.

Need to find PrEP Provider Near you? Try this locator from the CDC.

How To #POPTHEQUESTION Like A Beauty Queen

Hear from Miss Black US Ambassador Beauty Queens how they have personally taken control of their sexual health

Leighanna Kingvalsky

Miss Black US Ambassador 2017

Jaelah Wright-Keely

MBUSAM Mississippi

Cornelia Leach

MBUSAM Illinois

Raven Robinson

MBUSAM Minnesota

Candace N. Johnson

MBUSAM District of Columbia

Dominique Parks

MBUSAM California

Chelsea Ward

MBUSAM Great Lakes

Dominique Ashley

MBUSAM North Carolina

Kashunti Farmer

MBUSAM Alabama

Kayla Walter

MBUSAM Maryland

Arielle Hudson

MBUSAM Tennessee

Shayla Durant

MBUSAM Florida

Corlisa Hockless

MBUSAM Texas

Ashleigh Montford

MBUSAM Georgia

The Ugly Truth About HIV Among African-Americans

Black communities disproportionately bear the brunt of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in America. Almost half of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. in 2016 occurred within the black community alone, and in the year prior, black Americans accounted for 52 percent of HIV/AIDS-related deaths in our country. These numbers are alarming on their own but carry additional weight when considering black Americans make up only about 12 percent of the total U.S. population. And when looking at African-American women specifically, the HIV prevalence rate for black women is 18 times greater than the rate for White and Hispanic women.

 

For more HIV related information and resources please visit our partners at the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.

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