Black Youth and HIV
When I think of black youth I think of my nieces and nephews growing up in an AIDS free generation. The only thing they should worry about is going to school, making good grades and enjoying life without being concerned if they will acquire HIV. As we embark upon this new era of Treatment as Prevention (TasP) and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PreP) in conjunction with condoms we are closer to ending AIDS for our future generation.
While we are getting ready to gear up this initiative we must mobilize our youth to be a part of the solution. Meaning they need to be at the decision making tables (policy), creating programs by and for youth, and mentored into leadership positions. This means, us seasoned community leaders need to step our game up and mentor one or more youth advocates who we can groom to take our positions; as we transition into other areas of interest.
Our black youth are GREATER THAN AIDS!