Tag Archives: Black

Black Girls Rock…So Why Aren’t They Getting The Healthcare They Need And Deserve?

Academy-award winning actress, director and Star Power Award recipient, Regina King (left), introduced Golden Globe-winning actress, director, producer, Icon Award recipient and friend, Angela Bassett during the 2019 Black Girls Rock! at NJ Getty Images When I first met Carla in my Brooklyn clinic, she was a lanky, 38-year-old black mother with HIV and diabetes… Read More »

Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »

HIV infections among black gay men taking PrEP, probably due to poor adherence

Awareness and use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States increased significantly between 2014 and 2017, according to research published in the 1 November edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The study also showed that PrEP was… Read More »