Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Cleo Manago, CEO of the AmASSI Health and Cultural Center in Los Angeles, says efforts to educate African-American men who engage in high-risk sexual activity are outdated and culturally insensitive. AIDS will continue to ravage the inner cities of America, he believes, until more time and money is spent treating the psychology of infection.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first reported case of AIDS in the United States. In the first of a three-part series exploring the disease's impact at home and abroad, we'll hear from those affected by the disease in their own words: