Black Leaders Make HIV/AIDS Priority, Opinion Piece Says
"[O]ver the years, the silence among" blacks in the U.S. about HIV/AIDS has been "deafening," columnist E.R. Shipp writes in a Kansas City Star opinion piece. However, the "latest rallying of black folks of influence" at a recent meeting might be the "real deal" in the "crusade" to curb the spread of HIV among blacks, according to Shipp. In addition to politicians, civil rights leaders and church members, the fight against HIV/AIDS in the black community has "another advantage" because "major media organizations that reach millions of black folks every day ... have signed on" to spread HIV prevention methods, Shipp writes. "It's about time," Shipp concludes (Shipp, Kansas City Star, 6/15).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.