ENDING SILENCE, SHAME & STIGMA: HIV/AIDS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY explores the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Black community and addresses the complex social issues factoring into the high rate of infection among African Americans.
Topics addressed include women’s studies; addiction; African American studies; family relationships; Christianity; sexuality and religion; sexual behavior in the African American community; judgement of those who have the disease; and the need for cross-gender dialogue in progressive churches and in the community.
“You have managed to show that this disease is still a deadly one—particularly for our community, and particularly for Black women. You have done this while putting a very human face on the depressing statistics and while simultaneously offering a sense of hope.”
—Todd McFadden, Director of Upperman African American Cultural Center, University of North Carolina at Wilmington