262011Sep

Myrtle Oates M.D.: Let’s Get Real…Reducing Health Disparities

Recently, Reuters Health published that the life expectancy of a black man in prison is equal to that of his white counterpart. “Less than one percent of men died during incarceration, and there was no difference between black and white inmates. But outside prison walls, blacks have a higher rate of death at any given age than whites.” (Reuters Health, 2011) Of course I had to ask why?

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162011Aug

Nowell Asks “Where is the African American/Black Representation?” At The National HIV Prevention Conference 2011 (Atlanta, GA)

I was sitting in a room of almost 3000 People and I began to look around. I wanted to see faces like mine, people who resembled me. To my surprise in this group of some 3000 people there was only, what I would call a “handful” of African American/Black people there.

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152011Jul
The Epidemic Of Silence

The Epidemic Of Silence

By Dr. Stanley T. Lewis, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer St. Hope Foundation Not long ago I argued that the problem was not the epidemic of HIV, but the epidemic of silence. That is to say a lack of education and a lack of knowledge plagued our community. I still believe this is true to…

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