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HIV In The Deep South: The Stigma

Discussing HIV is considered taboo in Mississippi. But Deja Abdul-Haqq thinks talking about sexual health can be the best foreplay.
Posted at 9:34 AM, Jun 24, 2019

"HIV in the Deep South: Conversations to Find a Cure" explores how the southern region is battling its HIV epidemic. Through the lens of Open Arms Healthcare Center, we explore how the community of Jackson, Mississippi, is breaking down barriers in an effort to find a permanent fix. 

In this series, Newsy’s Cody LaGrow talks to those who are most affected — the doctors, the patients and the politicians — all in an effort to achieve the Trump administration's goal of eradicating HIV by 2030. Through candid dialogue, Newsy identifies problems specific to the South and possible solutions to make the president's plan come to fruition.