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posted Friday, August 3, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 31
HRC releases new comprehensive guide for HIV prevention, treatment, and care on HBCU campuses
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HRC releases new comprehensive guide for HIV prevention, treatment, and care on HBCU campuses

WASHINGTON - [On July 19], the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released a new comprehensive guide for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) administrators, staff, and students, outlining many of the critical steps higher educational institutions can take to help achieve an HIV-free generation.

Published by the HRC Foundation's HIV & Health Equity Project, this guide was shared exclusively last week at the HRC Foundation's second HBCU Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Briefing for University Presidents and Senior Executives, the largest-ever gathering of HBCU presidents discussing LGBTQ-inclusive practices and policies.

'In the fight to end HIV and AIDS, we must ensure that our work touches every college and university campus - and especially those primarily serving Black college-aged students, who are disproportionately impacted by the epidemic,' said Leslie Hall, associate director of the HRC Foundation's HBCU Program. 'This new guide, shared last week with HBCU leaders, will help these institutions provide equitable treatment, expand access to care, and offer educational resources for people living with HIV and LGBTQ students.'

'Ending the HIV epidemic is a battle the HRC is committed to fighting, and engaging campus administrators is critical to our efforts,' said Ashland Johnson, the HRC's Director of Public Education and Research. 'This guide empowers them with information about ways they can immediately intervene and take action.'

Despite declining HIV infection rates in the US, college-aged and Black Americans continue to be at a higher risk of acquiring HIV than the general population. In 2015, youth and young adults ages 13 to 24 years old represented more than one in five new HIV diagnoses in America. Eighty percent of those diagnoses occurred in people ages 20 to 24 years old. Among youth diagnosed with HIV in 2015, 55% were gay or bisexual Black men.

And shockingly, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 51% of young people living with HIV do not know their status, in large part due to inadequate HIV educational resources for young people.

As a group, college students experience heightened risk factors that can lead to contracting HIV, including engaging in high-risk sexual behavior and experimenting with drugs or alcohol. Yet the CDC reports that that between 2000 and 2014, the percentage of schools in which students are required to receive instruction on HIV prevention actually decreased from 64% to 41%.

The guide's recommendations to assist colleges and universities in reversing these troubling realities include developing and implementing formal HIV-inclusive policies, decreasing stigma and discrimination for people living with HIV, promoting comprehensive and LGBTQ-inclusive sexual health education on campus, and identifying and collaborating with campus and community partners.

To learn more about the HRC Foundation's HBCU Project, [visit https://www.hrc.org/resources/about-the-hbcu-project]. To learn more about the HRC Foundation's HIV & Health Equity Project, [visit https://www.hrc.org/explore/topic/hiv-aids]. To read the full guide, [visit https://www.hrc.org/resources/making-hiv-history-a-pragmatic-guide-to-confronting-hiv-at-hbcus].

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. The HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.

Courtesy of the HRC

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