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Hubert and Jeanne Mwangaza are HIV positive but have given birth to three healthy babies. www.blacklikemoi.com

Find Out How a Dad Saved His Children From a Deadly Disease

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Reported by April V. Taylor The Huffington Post recently highlighted the story of Hubert and Jeanne Mwangaza.  The couple are both HIV-positive but have managed to have three children who do not have the disease.  Rather than this being evidence of a medical miracle, it is an illustration of how a father’s involvement in prenatal care can have significant positive outcomes on the health of his children. A study conducted…

What Exactly Is Magic Johnson’s HIV Situation Anyway?

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By Lechette Walker Earvin” Magic” Johnson set records clear on his HIV diagnosis after years of talk about his progressive health. Johnson, a former basketball star was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS virus back in 1991. This made headlines and brought on a lot of attention to the heterosexual infection tendencies. “I do have it and have had it for 22 years. It’s just laying asleep in my body,” said Johnson with…

DJ Quik Says Andre 3000 Spread Rumor that He Has AIDS

DJ Quik Says Andre 3000 Spread Rumor that He Has AIDS

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There are a lot of ugly rumors that people can spread about one another, but a rumor about a deadly disease is hardly a laughing matter.  It’s even worse when there really are a lot of men and women carrying the HIV virus and don’t even know it.  Did you ever think about how many friends you have who don’t go to the doctor more than once every year or…

Happy Birthday T-Boz: Five Ways TLC Has Helped The World

Happy Birthday T-Boz: Five Ways TLC Has Helped The World

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Tionne Watkins best known as T-Boz turns 43. We’ve known T-Boz since 1992 when TLC exploded on the scene with their debut album Ooooohhhh On the TLC Tip. Since then fans have been indebted in the trio and are credited for helping  Tionne get through the tough times. In honor of the singer’s birthday,  we want to show the amazing and helpful things T-Boz has done, along with her fellow…

Coach Sentenced To 15 Years For Giving HIV To Youth Football Player’s Mom

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When people who know that they are having intimate relations refuse to have tests for HIV and other “intimacy” diseases, that is irresponsible behavior and it is unacceptable. There are worse people though; the kind that do get tested but still go on having “relations” with unsuspecting victims and not using protection. The best thing may be to always work with the assumption that everyone has a disease and use…

20 Yrs with HIV, NY Times Celebrates Magic Johnson’s Continuous Contributions

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A curtain falls on one act and rises on another. Such has been the continuous narrative for Magic Johnson, who 20-plus years after receiving what was feared to be an immutable death sentence is not only alive but seemingly larger than life. Through the years, Magic Johnson has had a social impact, long after he forged a friendship with Larry Bird. For the past few weeks Johnson has been featured…

Are you the bathroom lover?

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Identifying the ‘Bathroom Lover’

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” I am usually floored by some of the stories my clients share with me about women/men who they consider to be their ‘bathroom lover’.  The bathroom lover is the person contacted solely to fulfill a desire for sex.  The bathroom analogy stems from our everyday interaction with the bathroom. When we’re in dire need of a toilet, we’ll practically do anything to access it; however,…

African American Women In Metro Atlanta Facing HIV Crisisis

African American Women In Metro Atlanta Facing HIV Crisisis

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Atlanta is in the midst of a crisis because the rate in which African-American women in the city are being infected with HIV is now being compared to some third world countries. Studies have shown that black women now make up 60 percent of newly reported HIV cases. The CDC has reported that 1 of every 30 black women will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. 11 Alive Atlanta…

H.I.V. Crisis Facing Black Women in Atlanta [Video]

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The AIDS rate is increasing so fast among black women in Atlanta that one local news station, 11 Alive News, is sounding the alarm. Research shows African-American women, many living in Atlanta, are being infected with HIV — so much so that the new cases are being compared to African countries, according to 11 Alive News. Data collected in 2009 from the health departments in Clayton, Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Douglas and Gwinnett…

Natalie Cole And Her Battle With Hepatitis C

Natalie Cole And Her Battle With Hepatitis C

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    Hepatitis C is killing more Americans than HIV, according to a just-released study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the millions infected is singer Natalie Cole, 61. The multi-Grammy winning star recently opened up about managing her condition and her life, as well as how she managed the guilt of knowing her past most likely contributed to her developing the disease. Cole lost her…

Dr. Boyce: Meet The Handsome Man Who Had No Problem Passing His HIV

Dr. Boyce: Meet The Handsome Man Who Had No Problem Passing His HIV

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  by Dr. Boyce Watkins – BlackLikeMoi.com A former professional wrestler who went by the name “Gangsta of Love” and “Sweet Sexy Sensation” has been sentenced to 32 – years in prison  for having sex with women without telling them that he’d tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS.   Andre Davis, a 29-year old man, was sentenced on 14 counts of felonious assault in the case, after it…

You Can ONLY  Have One Sexual Partner If You Want To Help Save A Life

You Can ONLY Have One Sexual Partner If You Want To Help Save A Life

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    With the donor pool as slim as it is, and the waiting list as long as it is, I’m surprised that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would propose such a limiting provision in its new set of health guidelines. Under the proposed policy, people who’ve had sex with two or more people in the past year will be placed in a high-risk donor category, noting the…

Government Has Been Testing AIDS Drugs On Foster Children For More Than 20 Years

Government Has Been Testing AIDS Drugs On Foster Children For More Than 20 Years

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This is sad.  We expect the government to protect these children, not to use them as crash test dummies…     Government-funded researchers tested AIDS drugs on hundreds of foster children over the past two decades, often without providing them a basic protection afforded in federal law and required by some states, an Associated Press review has found.The research funded by the National Institutes of Health spanned the country. It…

AIDS Infected Former Howard U. Student Admits to Unprotected Sex on Campus

AIDS Infected Former Howard U. Student Admits to Unprotected Sex on Campus

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    Howard University campus heartthrob William “Reds” Brawner was a hot commodity. His former roommate and friend Mike Brown recalls an incident from their junior year. “I didn’t know that Reds had a female guest in his room when another girl showed up unannounced,” says Brown, who was left to answer the door.  “Will liked the girls and the girls liked Will,” Brown says with a chuckle. They were…

Six HIV Patients Die After Church Tells Them To Stop Taking Meds

Six HIV Patients Die After Church Tells Them To Stop Taking Meds

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    Six people who were HIV positive have died after their evangelical churches reportedly told them to stop taking medication.  The churches, based in Britain, told them that they were healed by God. The churches in England and Scotland informed the patients that they could be healed by an exorcism that consisted of lots of shouting and putting water in their faces.  Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), a…