The Local Take talks National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day and Week with the Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI). Linda Blount, CEO of the Black Women's Health Imperative and ,Masonia Traylor, a HIV-positive mother of two and HIV awareness advocate, join us to talk about new tools and outreach to fight the spread of HIV.
Linda Blount shares the shocking statistics about HIV in the African American community among women, particularly. In the past, most of the outreach has been to men, BWHI is out to change this. Their outreach is specifically to and for women who are more likely to contract the virus during sexual intercourse than men.
Click here to listen to Linda's interview and to hear Masonia Traylor share the story about the day she learned that she was HIV positive.