Young, Black And HIV-Positive In Milwaukee
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men represent two-percent of the U-S population, but they make up the group most severely affected by HIV/AIDS in America. In Milwaukee, health officials estimate that up to 41 percent of black men who have sex with men are infected with HIV. To explore this further, host Michel Martin speaks with Lonell McRath, an HIV-positive, bisexual African-American living in Milwaukee. Phill Wilson also joins the conversation. He is the Founder and C-E-O of the Black AIDS Institute, an HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on African Americans.