Published in AIDS Weekly, August 7th, 2000
The event, "Ending the Silence: Ending the Epidemic," was broadcast live nationally on the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network on July 26, 2000. The primary topics addressed were the growing AIDS crisis facing black communities and the international health issues surrounding the fight against AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
While African Americans make up only 13% of the U.S. population, they account for nearly 50% of all AIDS cases. AIDS is the...
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