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Watch the Roland Martin Show Uplifting His Health on World Aids Day
“The notion that in one's lifetime, that if you are Black and gay, that you are more than 50 percent likely to contract HIV is disturbing," said Terrance Moore on NewsOne’s "Roland Martin Show." Moore discusses the importance of coalition-building among government public health officials, Black advocacy organizations, and healthcare providers to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. By highlighting the disparate racial impact of HIV/AIDS on Black men who have sex with men (MSM), he enhances our sense of urgency around this issue. Moore points viewers to His Health, which he considers to be a groundbreaking project that can train healthcare providers to unpack their implicit biases, link Black LGBTQ patients to care and retain them there, and prescribe life-saving medications, such as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis).
Watch NASTAD Speak with NowThis
In his interview with NowThis, Terrance Moore discusses how disproportionately high rates of HIV infection among Black gay men point to a massive social justice issue. Moore explains the socioeconomic factors, including long-held structural barriers and stigma, that prevent the Black LGBTQ community from accessing the quality healthcare they deserve. He reflects on his own life experiences and encourages healthcare providers to use His Health to help facilitate those difficult-yet-necessary conversations about sexual identity and appropriate health regimens.
His Health on NBC News
The NBC news article, "New Initiative Aims to Improve HIV care for Black Gay Men," features an interview with Dr. Theo Hodge, one of the leading faculty featured in His Health PrEP modules. He provides a holistic analysis about the intersecting issues that prevent Black men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender patients from receiving high-quality HIV/AIDS care and prevention services. More specifically, Dr. Hodge hones in on the disparate impact of HIV/AIDS in the Black MSM community by discussing key factors that drive those disparities, including: structural barriers in the healthcare system; religion; the Southern HIV epidemic; implicit bias among healthcare providers; the knowledge gap in medical education around PrEP and transgender care; and a lack of accountability from federal agencies. He urges all healthcare providers to utilize His Health and to "go through the program, unlearn your biases, then go forth and do what you've pledged to do."
Deputy Executive Director of NASTAD Featured on the Advocate
In the article, “How Implicit Bias Affects the Health of Black Gay Men,” Terrance Moore discusses the intersection between race and sexuality and how this directly affects the quality of care Black gay men receive from medical professionals. Further, he argues that doctors and other service providers can address implicit biases and bridge the existent gap in HIV knowledge by utilizing His Health as an educational platform to learn more about important issues for Black LGBTQ patients, including PrEP, health care for transgender people, and linking patients to care.