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If you saw Our America With Lisa Ling this past Thursday, I will be talking to one of the the guest on the show and that I would consider a long distance friend of mine. With National HIV Testing Day on June 27th, this would be the perfect time to discuss the epidemic of HIV. Bringing the awareness of HIV/AIDS is one of those things that always will need to be discussed and kept on the forefront. Though people are getting tested and wearing condoms there has still be in a rise in HIV/AIDS cases. Tune in for this important interview!
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We will be discussing the ballroom scene, Houses and there relationship to the Philadelphia LGBTQ Community at large and HIV Testing. Is the ballroom community intentionally falsifying HIV data by instructing it's members to get tsted repeatedly using different names and information? There are many ballroom community members that are doing great things for the community and they shall also be mentioned.
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"Promoting Awareness & Education on HIV/AIDS in the minority communities."
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#MyRealTalkRadio #WrapItUp HIV/AIDS AWARENESS Special!
There are approximately 1.1 million people living with HIV in the U.S.
It is estimated that almost one-fifth (18.1 %) of those people don’t know they are infected.
Since the beginning of the AIDS pandemic, 1.7 million Americans have been infected with HIV and more than 650,000 have died of AIDS.
An estimated 50,000 new HIV infections occur in the U.S. each year.
In 2011, more than 20% of people diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. were women.
The vast majority of newly diagnosed HIV-positive women contracted the virus through heterosexual sex.
In 2010, gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for 78% of new HIV infections among men and 63% of all new infections although they comprise only 4% of the U.S. male population.
African Americans accounted for 47% of new HIV infections diagnosed in 2011, although they comprise only 14% of the population.
The rate of new HIV infections among black women in 2010 was 20 times that of white women and nearly five times that of Hispanic women.
In 2010, 31% of all new infections occurred among people aged 25–34, followed by individuals aged 13–24 at 26%.
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For so long, HIV has been a prominent disease in the community and we are having an episode to discuss everyone's different views toward the disease and how to overcome it as well as determine the cause of its spread and why it has yet to be eradicated. The purpose is to not only bring awareness to the disease itself but also to educate others on the people they may or may not know that have it; to create a better understanding of one another.
Join Nicky Dare, host of iDARE Radio, exclusive interview in observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) January 27.
Special Guest: Author, singer/songwriter, actor and HIV/AIDS awareness advocate, Nicholas Snow.
"Sometimes it is as much about the destination as it is about the journey, especially when the experience, as a whole, enables a process of rediscovery of self and reevaluation of life. Such idea comes to mind upon reading Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart, a new book by foreign correspondent, actor, activist and media personality Nicholas Snow, who delivers a candid story about the power of perseverance, and the necessity of believing in and following one's dreams in spite of all odds." ...Alina Oswald, A&U Magazine
See www.LifePositiveBook.com and www.SnowbizNow.com
Nicky Dare, Host of IDARE Outdoors Radio.
Nicholas Snow is a journalist, author, actor, radio and television host, singer/songwriter, LGBT civil rights activist, and a world-renowned, openly-gay, openly-HIV positive advocate for HIV testing and safer sex.
Nicholas Snow makes every day World AIDS Day (December 1st) by promoting HIV testing and safer sex as one of the world's leading multimedia entertainment activists.
This is told in his riveting, new, written-as-he-lived it, well-reviewed, living-powerfully-with-HIV memoir, Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart. (http://www.LifePositiveBook.com).
Tommy Morrison Boxing: Morrison was HIV positive. Authur Ashe Tennis AIDS after contracting the disease from a blood transfusion heart bypass surgery..Mike Beuttler Racing:Beuttle did end up in first once...as in, the first homosexual in history. In 1974, he died from complications related to AIDS..John Curry Sport: Figure Skating: In 1987, Curry announced that he was HIV positive..Esteban De Jesus Sport: Boxing:At the age of 32, De Jesus died. He was 37 years old...Rudy Galindo Sport: Figure Skating:When Rudy Galindo died of an AIDS-related cancer...Bill Goldsworthy Sport: Hockey: first hockey player known to have AIDS died at the age of 51 in 1996...Magic Johnson Sport: Basketball:Announced his HIV diagnosis. Since that day, Johnson has continued to successfully fight the disease for 22 years...Glenn Burke Sport: Baseball:first MLB player to acknowledge homosexuality Burke died of AIDS-related complications...Job Komol Sport: Soccer:the first Dutch player with HIV.. Ji Wallace Sport: Gymnastics:Admit in a letter to the Sydney Star Observer that he was HIV positive...Ondrej Nepela Sport: Figure Skating In 1989, Nepela died of AIDS-related complications ..Roy Simmons Sport: Football Simmons admitted he was HIV positive..Jerry Smith Sport: Football Smith died from AIDS on Oct. 15, 1986. Tom Waddell Sport: Track and Field..Robert Wagenhoffer Sport: Figure Skating : Dead from complications related to AIDS. Michael Westphal Sport: Tennis died from AIDS complications.Alan Wiggins Sport: Baseball:died complications AIDS..http://www.complex.com/sports/2013/12/athletes-with-hiv-aids/greg-louganis
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Since being diagnosed with HIV 18 years ago, Duane Cramer has become a tireless advocate for HIV awareness and education, using his photography and creative skills to bring attention to the disease. He is well known for his photography-based HIV awareness visuals, and particularly for his efforts in the African-American community, which has been disproportionately affected by HIV.
In each episode, Producer/Host Nicholas Snow focuses on "Connecting the Circuitry of Humanity."
The presenting sponsor for this episode is Intervention 911, part of Ken Seeley Communities (Nicholas Snow Productions LLC is honored to also produce the podcast, Intervention 911 with Ken Seeley, available at this link.
Check out Nicholas Snow's powerful memoir, Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart.
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HIV and AIDS is the silent killer in the black community and folks just don't want to talk about it but this week I am talking about it on my show.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, African-Americans make up nearly half of the roughly one million Americans HIV. Young adults account for much of the rising number of infections, especially African-American teenagers.
The CDC estimates that more than half of the young people diagnosed with HIV between the ages of 13 and 24 - that roughly 14 percent overall - are African-American. to shine a spotlight on this epidemic I am doing a series "Black Men Living With HIV In America.
My first guest was Marcus McPherson an HIV positive African-American man who grew up in Mississippi and now lives and goes to college in New York City. My second guess was Justin B Terry-Smith an HIV advocate and activist from Washington DC. Today my guest is Christopher Barnhill, you've seen him on BET's 106 & Park, on the cover of many magazines and he speaks at conferences all around the country. He is an HIV/AIDS Advocate and activist from D.C. He was born with HIV but didn't know his status until he was 16 and decided his status would be his mission.
Today we learn who he is, what it has been like for him living as a Black man with HIV in America and what his mission is.
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