Today, African Americans lead in HIV/AIDS rates and statistics but only make up 13.1% of the US population. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a 2010 New HIV Infections report showed that African Americans accounted for an estimated 44% of all new HIV infections, despite representing only 12% of the US population at that time. In 2010, there were an estimated 10,600 new HIV infections among African American gay and bisexual men. Gay and bisexual men represent approximately 2% of the US population, but accounted for three-fourths of all estimated new HIV infections annually from 2008 to 2010.
Khafre K. Abif has been living with HIV for 25 years. After his diagnosis in 1991, he became an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and has spent his life educating people about HIV/AIDS.
Timothy Daniels has been living with HIV for more than 28 years. Daniels was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 20. Since then he has lived a healthy life without taking HIV/AIDS medications.
Abif and Daniels discuss their journey after contracting HIV, the choice to take or not take HIV/AIDS medication, understanding T-cells and Viral Load, and HIV/AIDS prevention.