Ending The HIV Epidemic
CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has pledged to eliminate all new cases of HIV within a decade. The department says the plan is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the landscape of public health.
Cuyahoga County was identified among 48 counties, Washington, D.C. and San Juan, Puerto Rico as a priority for the fight against HIV and aids because it has a high number of new HIV cases every year.
“We think this presents an excellent opportunity for Cuyahoga county and in the United States and so we are looking forward to the details and to get to work,” said County Board of Health Commissioner Terry Allan.
T-Talk is a Safe on the Scene video where young African Americans talk about HIV, safe sex and what's going on in Cleveland.
TY (D-Up graduate) was emancipated at the age of 14 when his family couldn't accept him for who he is. Despite the adversity he faced, he was able to graduate from school. TY was embraced and accepted by his new family in the Cleveland LGBT community. He found his own anthem, encouraging everyone to get tested and normalize conversations about sex. You never know who you can reach with just a simple conversation.