While the sick languished in alleyways and on park benches in the city with the nation's highest AIDS rate, D.C. government allowed widespread waste and mismanagement to overwhelm the city's AIDS services. A three-part documentary explores some of these groups and the lives impacted by a lack of care.
On World AIDS Day, TWC staff and clients, including Teresa Skipper, who bravely spoke out about what it means to live with HIV/AIDS in DC, participated in a rally with DC Fights Back, and over 200 community members to protest the lack of an adequate response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in DC by both the DC and Federal governments. A coalition of groups led by DC activists staged a sit-in inside the John A.
Jose Antonio Vargas highlighted AIDS in DC to mark World AIDS Day and highlighted how DC has two sides or "a city within a city" where AIDS is devestating the Black community.
On Monday, March 30, 2009, in Guyana HBTV's 9 First Look Morning Show aired a documentary on The Women's Collective which was produced by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Lucien Perkins over the course of a year.
"When the District of Columbia's Health Department realeased it's shocking statistics in March-3 percent of the city's residents have HIV or AIDS-one name came immediately to my mind: Patricia Nalls." So begins the interview with TWC Founder/Executive Director, Patricia Nalls, and Newsweek's Claudia Kalb.
Pat explores what the latest stats mean for women in the District and for herself after years of tireless advocacy work.
On March 18, 2009, NPRs "Tell Me More" program highlighted the new and disturbing trends in HIV/AIDS in the District.
According to a new report issued by Washington, D.C., officials, the HIV rate in the nation's capital is the highest in the country. Nearly 3 percent of the city's residents are living with HIV/AIDS, a rate higher than in West Africa. Cornelius Baker, formerly of Washington's renowned Whitman-Walker clinic, and Patricia Nalls, of The Women's Collective, discuss the epidemic.
Updated every Wednesday, emPower (knowledge. vision. power.) is an online magazine that offers commentary and articles on news, politics, social consciousness and culture for the African-American market. In 2009, the focus is on HIV/AIDS in the African American community and in Africa.
"The District of Columbia has the highest rate of AIDS in America, higher even, than some countries in sub-Sharan Africa. Among those hardest hit have been Black women, who account for nine out of every ten new HIV-infected females," states Donna M. Owens as she explores HIV in DC and interviews Pat Nalls to find out more. "It's hard to explan the enormity of it," says Pat as she explains the challenges that women face.
On Tuesday, August 5, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer reported on the Black Community in Washington, D.C., Struggles With HIV/AIDS Rates
The rate of HIV/AIDS infections in the U.S. has drawn new attention this week at the International AIDS Conference. Betty Ann Bowser examines the prevalance of AIDS among the African-American community in Washington, D.C.