‘The Other City:’ AIDS in D.C.

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The HIV/AIDS epidemic has had a disproportionate impact on young black women. Black women are 17 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS than white women.  Black women are most likely to have been infected through heterosexual transmission. “The Other City is going to shine such a bright light on what has become the feminization of an epidemic,” says Jehmu Greene, president of Women’s Media Center, pictured above. “The crisis that we are currently facing in the African American community has gone untold in many ways. The power that we have as a community is to recognize all of the forces that are in play that are creating the rise in HIV/AIDS infections within the African American community.”

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has had a disproportionate impact on young black women. Black women are…