Today is World AIDS Day. And by now we all know that AIDS is not a gay White man’s disease. African-American and Latina women have the highest growing rate of HIV in the country. And according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control, AIDS is the leading cause of death for African American women aged 25–34 years. So go out and get tested. I’ve been tested before, and the simple cheek swab test couldn’t have been easier (And it’s fast too!). Even though I know I am safe, it is always a good idea to know for sure. So get over it and just DO IT. The Gay Men’s Health Crisis, among several other city-wide programs, offers FREE testing year-round.

Tatiana

RIP Anthony