Review Article Open Access
Volume 2 | Issue 1 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/AIDS.2.002

Black Women's Contribution to the HIV/AIDS Fight

  • 1Professor, Department of Social Work, West Virginia State University Institute, United States
  • 2Department of Social Work, Alabama A & M University, United States
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Corresponding Author

Samson Chama,  Samson.chama@aamu.edu 

Received Date: December 03, 2019

Accepted Date: January 06, 2020


AIDS was first described in 1981 homosexuals in Los Angeles and other cities. By 1982, AIDS was an infection conveyed through body fluids and was affecting men and women erratically. Its second definition ushered in several subgroups and morphed into an epidemic of non-White, women, and heterosexuals. This article strives to inspire women to acquaint themselves with their forerunners’ achievements in this regard and to engage them in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Through the narrative inquiry method, we gathered, analyzed, and portrayed the women’s stories as captured from their cultural contexts. We ultimately learned that Black women’s contributions to the AIDS fight are concurrently overflowing, overlapping, and yet specifically targeted.


African American women, HIV/AIDS, Black church, DEBIs, Determination.

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