Hip Hop HIV Education

Hip Hop HIV Education

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day and as a means to further educate the readers of HelloBeautiful, I’ve gathered a few facts that some of you may or may not have known. Reportedly 13% of African Americans make up for the population of people living with HIV/AIDS in the US, while 49% of people […]

HIV and AIDS are not the same thing… HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that attacks and breaks down the body’s immune system – the “internal defense force” that fights off infections and disease. When the immune system becomes weak, we lose our protection against illness and can develop serious, often life-threatening, infections and […]

1.             What are HIV & AIDS? Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). As HIV slowly ravages the body’s immune system, HIV disease progresses. AIDS is the final stage of HIV disease. AIDS is a technical word-defined by the federal government and is diagnosed by having a […]

Houston ranks 8th nationally in the number of total reported AIDS cases African American and Hispanic women together represent less than 25% of all U.S. women, yet they account for more than 78% of AIDS cases reported to date among women. Today, 40 million people worldwide are estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS An estimated […]

The antibiotics we have to treat it in the United States, researchers warn are slowly becoming obsolete. Years ago we would have been very confident that a pill or shot would cure us. Those days are dwindling it appears according to new CDC reports. In 2009, nearly a quarter of strains tested in a nationwide […]

Jaime Foxx speaks to the urgency of the HIV epidemic among young African Americans and encourages people to talk about HIV.

President Barack Obama took some time on World AIDS Day to remember the history of the AIDS epidemic and to thank all those who work so hard to stop this epidemic and educate the public.

There are five basic steps to the life cycle of HIV. These are the steps scientists use to develop drugs -- fighting HIV every step of the way, as it were.

Always use new injection equipment. Sharing any injection equipment, especially needles, is one of the most efficient ways HIV can be transmitted from one person to another.

Find out HIV/AIDS is transmitted, who's at risk, and making safe decisions for you and your partner.