Resources

Black Women and HIV/AIDS

Program Profiles: Kentucky
8/31/2011 | Source: NASTAD - As a direct result of participation in NASTAD's 2009 Southeast regional forum, and subsequent on-site technical assistance, the Kentucky Department of Public Health and their community partners initiated the Pillow Talk initiative. This initiative comprehensively examines relationship dynamics and responds to the sexual health needs of Black men and women over the age of 18.

Program Profile: Louisiana
8/31/2011 | Source: NASTAD - The All About H.E.R.- Heal, Empower, Restore initiative was developed during NASTAD's 2009 Southeast regional forum by the Louisiana Office of Public Health, and their community partners. This initiative seeks to engage Black youth, adults, the young at heart, and HIV positive female populations through community outreach programs that educate and advocate with Black women to reduce HIV infection and other health disparities in Louisiana.

Program Profile: Arizona
8/31/2011 | Source: NASTAD - Originally developed by Arizona Department of Health Services staff and community members, the Arizona Black AIDS Task Force is a coalition of community partners that are dedicated to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness, promoting prevention efforts and education on healthy living and linking positive individuals with services in Arizona.

Program Profile: Florida
8/31/2011 | Source: NASTAD - Through an annual conference and community outreach, SOS is a grassroots mobilization initiative that aims to educate black women about the impact of HIV/AIDS and to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases in Florida's black communities.

Program Profile: Minnesota
8/31/2011 | Source: NASTAD - An initiative established to provide education and awareness on issues concerning the impact of HIV/AIDS on African and African American women in Minnesota.

Street Conversations - Black Women & HIV/AIDS Part I
8/30/2011 | Source: NASTAD - This video, based on interviews conducted by and with black women in the southern United States, focuses on two questions: Why are black women getting infected? and What should we do about it?

Street Conversations - Black Women & HIV/AIDS Part II
8/30/2011 | Source: NASTAD - This video, based on interviews conducted by and with black women in the southern United States, focuses on two questions: Why are black women getting infected? and What should we do about it?

From Policy to Practice: Pursuing Health Equity among Women and Girls
3/10/2011 | Source: NASTAD - This video features prominent U.S. Congresswomen commemorating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Black Women and HIV/AIDS: Findings from Southeast Regional Consumer and Provider Focus Group Interviews
3/7/2010 12:59:00 PM | Source: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - Black Women’s Issue Brief No. 2, Black Women and HIV/AIDS: Findings from the Southeast Regional Consumer and Provider Focus Group Interviews, provides qualitative data from Southeast regional focus groups that occurred from April to August 2009. Particular attention is given to the voice of women living with and affected by HIV/AIDS to provide a clear and fresh perspective on issues and suggestions for health departments to consider when designing, targeting and implementing culturally rel

Meeting Summary Report: Black Women & HIV/AIDS: Confronting the Crisis and Planning for Action
3/24/2009 | Source: NASTAD - This meeting summary report presents the proceedings from NASTAD's March 2009 regional forum focused on black women and HIV/AIDS in the southern U.S., held in New Orleans, LA.

African American Women Issue Brief Number 1
5/1/2008 | Source: NASTAD - This document examines the impact of HIV/AIDS on African American women and provides an overview of key behavioral risk factors and psychosocial determinants that increases HIV vulnerability among this population in the U.S.