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Did you know that 1 in 32 black women will be infected with HIV in their lifetimes, if current trends continue? June 27, 2014, is National HIV Testing Day. What is it? It’s a reminder that when you know your HIV status, you can take care of yourself and your partners. HIV testing is recommended, […]

In an effort to inform churchgoers, pastors and ministers about the disproportionate impact of HIV-AIDS on Black America, the NAACP will host social justice-based training…

Bridget, a woman with a high-paying career, a beautiful home in Los Angeles and a loving husband… or so she thought. Shortly after her honeymoon, Bridget got sick and visited her doctor, who delivered shocking news. She was HIV-positive! Bridget’s husband John tested positive the very next day. Devastated, Bridget called and told her brother […]

Fourteen patients who were treated within the first two months of infection were later able to stop combination antiretroviral therapy without an HIV rebound, according to Asier Sáez-Cirión of the Institut Pasteur in Paris. While all 14 still have HIV, in most cases it can only be detected with ultra-sensitive laboratory tests and is undetectable […]

About 50,000 people are infected with HIV each year, and 1 in 4 is 13 to 24 years old. Youth make up 7% of the more than 1 million people in the US living with HIV. About 12,000 youth were infected with HIV in 2010. The greatest number of infections occurred among gay and bisexual […]

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The Black AIDS Institute released Thursday its latest report on HIV infection and death rates in the U.S., revealing that infection rates among black gay men have gotten worse. Some Christian churches have stepped up efforts to address the issue, with one pastor even getting tested from the pulpit. Like Elev8 On Facebook To Enrich […]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 32 African-American women will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. But a national team of AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere say they are surprised and dismayed by the results of a new study they conducted, showing that the yearly number […]

As we recognize World AIDS Day today, its imperative that we continue to raise awareness and educate the masses.  Being responsible and protecting ourselves and others is one of our main goals. Read: Black Men Are Infected With HIV At Higher Rates! Even in 2010 there are many men and women who still don’t know […]

Can you rel8 to this? So…after posting my blog on “Was Tonex On The DL?!” the responses that came to my facebook page and the comments here on elev8.com were amazing.  But I realized something in the course of writing and reading, some people really don’t understand the impact of the down low and others […]

As we recognize World AIDS Day today, its imperative that we continue to raise awareness and educate the masses.  Being responsible and protecting ourselves and others is one of our main goals. Even in 2010 there are many men and women who still don’t know a lot about HIV and AIDS.  That may be one […]