TUV Magazine is celebrating their 5th Year Anniversary with their annual World AIDS Day Issue. This World AIDS Day Issue is for you! It is for you because better education is needed on a public health crisis occurring, called HIV.
“The fact that the Southern region of the U.S. is still being ravished with new HIV Diagnosis in 2020 is unacceptable.” The fact that HIV is still rising in the South means that “SEX” should not be an anomaly in our society!”
Gwendolyn Clemons, Editor-in Chief of TUV Magazine
WHAT IS WORLD AIDS DAY?
World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
WHY IS WORLD AIDS DAY IMPORTANT?https://www.worldaidsday.org/about/
World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Actor Brian Jordan Jr. Exclusive Interview
Actor Brian Jordan, Jr. talks the importance of Black Millennials, his deepest passions, and landing a role of “Maurice Webb” in Tyler Perry’s hit show Sistas” on BET.
If you’ve ever watched Tyler Perry’s sitcom Sistas on BET you’d be instantly drawn to the hilarious character Maurice Webb (played by Jordan). In Jordan’s interview he shares the valuable lessons of landing the role as a black gay man.
Jordan said “Of all the beautiful gifts that have come from landing this role, on this show, at this time—the greatest is the opportunity to learn, explore, and portray such a beautifully-textured, marginalized and often forgotten group of humans: black queer people. I am empowered by Maurice’s story being so parallel to so many in real life.”https://www.instagram.com/brianjordanjr/?hl=en
Tyler Perry’s hit show Sistas airs on BET every Wednesday. Check your local listing for show times.
Meet HIV Advocate Shadawn McCants
In this World AIDS Day issue we intentionally featured individuals “Living Positively” with the HIV diagnosis. Meet Shadawn McCants a Powerhouse Advocate, Licensed Professional Counselor, Motivational Speaker, and Trainer. But more importantly a Beautiful African American Woman living with HIV. https://www.knowandlivecounseling.com/
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to be the Harriet Tubman for this generation. I don’t take lightly my assignment to be brave, courageous and a bridge over troubled waters even when I don’t know the outcome. My work will not end until there is an End to the Epidemic!”
Eddie Wiley Celebrates His Seroversary!
To commemorate World AIDS Day, Eddie Wiley boldy talks about celebrating his seroversary. What’s a seroversary? Seroversary is the date of one’s HIV diagnosis. Wiley shares his transparent life as a HIV positive Black man in hopes to encourage others living positively.
” I celebrate my seroversary to combat that stigma people living with HIV face and even sometimes impose on their own lives. It’s not easier living out loud with your status than it is to keep it private. The stigma still has an impact both ways.”
The Matchmaker Finds Love for Himself
The founder of Better Way To Meet, a matchmaking service found love for himself! Art and Lamont celebrated their union Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Barn at Little River with 100 of their family members and friends. The outdoor ceremony and reception were packed with love and entertainment, which included a soloist by Tiffany Adams-Williams, drag performance by the legendary Raquel Lord, reading by Charles Hughes of Lambda Vodka, and officiation by Bishop O.C. Allen of the Vision Church of Atlanta.
You never know who God will send your way, so always be open to any possibility. The matchmaker, Mr. Lamont White, can help you find love as well. Check out www.betterwaytomeet.com to learn more about matchmaking services, dating coaching, and LGBT couples counseling.http://www.betterwaytomeet.com/
The World AIDS Day is a staple issue of our calendar each year. It is personal because we’ve lost family members and friends to HIV/AIDS long before advocacy became mainstream. It is our commitment to remember their lives by raising awareness to eradicate HIV from our communities.
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