Jul 11, 2012

"If Black America was a country unto itself, it would have the 16th worse AIDS epidemic in the world." --- Phill Wilson 
Every 10 minutes someone in the United States contracts HIV, half are Black. Yes you read that last sentence correctly.

There is a silent epidemic going on in our community and it's called HIV.

PBS' FrontLine series took a look inside the disease that has the Black community undersieged.

 ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America, explores how HIV has permeated the community. Racism and homophobia have played roles in the spread of the disease, but so have religion, poverty and politics. It’s a complex mix, and the result is troubling: African Americans today make up half of all new infections in the U.S.

Watch ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.


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