Latest MUSED Article – Just Been Tested, Social Network Promotes STI/HIV Testing & Awareness

Just Been Tested Launch Event, image courtesy of MUSED

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV.  One of five people don’t know that they are infected.  The African American community continues to be the hardest hit by this pandemic, accounting for an estimated 44% of all new HIV infections among adults and adolescents.  With the so many stigmas surrounding HIV (and STIs/STDs in general), there’s still much work we all need do regarding awareness, testing and treatment services, prevention, and support.  Just Been Tested (JBT), an organization recently founded by Alonzo M. Davis, aims to remove stigmas and lower the statistics “by providing a secure and positive environment where members can freely discuss and seek information that allows them to take responsibility for their sexual health” (see JBT’s Mission Statement).  To learn more about JBT, please check out my article “‘Just Been Tested,’ Social Network Promotes STI/HIV Testing & Awareness“on MUSED Magazine Online and go to the JBT website:  Feel free to comment and share.

MUSED Magazine Online is a pioneering “digital destination for lifestyle, entertainment & culture for modern black gay men.  MUSED serves as a collective of experiences and issues we care about” (see About MUSED).  Its mission is to raise the level of consciousness for our community and provide reliable, relevant, interactive, and engaging content for its readers.  MUSED is the only weekly online magazine for black gay men.

Major thanks and props to Drew-Shane Daniels and the MUSED family for featuring the article! 

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