African-American leaders call for concerted action on AIDS in USBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39353.478530.DB (Published 04 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:687
- Bob Roehr
- Washington DC
African-American leaders launched a call to action to address HIV/AIDS in the black community at a Capitol Hill news conference last month. The aim is to halve the rates of new infections, reduce the stigma of AIDS, increase by a half both the number of people who know their HIV status, and who are receiving care for HIV infection.
“AIDS is a black disease no matter how you look at it—through the lens of gender, or sexual orientation, or age, socioeconomic class, education, or region of the country—black people bear the brunt of the epidemic,” said Phill Wilson, executive director of the Los Angeles …