Posts Tagged ‘HIV/AIDS’

  AIDS health activist Thembi Ngubane was just 19 when she began documenting her battle with AIDS for a radio diary that aired on NPR, here in the U.S., in April 2006, and later aired in the UK, Canada, and Australia, touching nearly 50 million people. A mother of a four-year-old daughter, she died last […]

In his first state of the nation address, President Jacob Zuma promised to create 500,000 new jobs in South Africa before December 2009. Roughly 40% of South Africans live in poverty, so this initiative is sorely needed. However, can Zuma really pull it off during the country’s worst recession in nearly 20 years? During the […]

Heads of several European states, including Germany and France, criticized Pope Benedict this week for his stance on condom distribution in Africa. He said HIV/AIDS was “a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which can even increase the problem.” He went on to say the solution […]

Former Malawi President Bakili Muluzi was arrested for stealing $11 million of international donor funds. He’s been arrested before on similar charges, but the case was thrown out. Muluzi served as president of the southern African country from 1994 – 2004. He made a failed attempt to amend the country’s constitution to give himself another […]

Saad Bedrie Hussein, an HIV-positive Ehtiopian man who is now in custody, sent President Obama a letter with his blood on it, back in December, to request tickets to the inauguration. We just don’t know what to say. Speak your peace.



Now’s a good time to refresh our knowledge of HIV/AIDS, especially since Black women are disproportionately affected. According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for Black women 25-34; #3 for Black women 35-44; and #4 for Black women 45-54. Cancer and heart disease are the […]