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Youth of color

Youth who face prejudice and discrimination are disproportionately affected by HIV. In June 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that more than one million Americans are living with HIV. African Americans account for nearly half of those living with HIV, a disproportionate figure considering that African Americans account for only 13 percent of the U.S. population.

Television has an important role to play in combating prejudice and discrimination and their negative impact on youth of color. The Media Project lists resources below for you to read some amazing personal stories and information to help you create compelling storylines on this issue.

Must Visit Web Sites

  • MySistahs (www.mysistahs.org) is created by and for young African American/Black, Latina/Hispanic, Asian American, and Native American women. Young women share information and support on sexuality, activism, culture, and advocacy.
  • Ambiente Joven (www.ambientejoven.org) is a Spanish-language Web site for Latino/Latina gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth. The site provides information on safer sex, HIV/AIDS, and mental and sexual health.

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Additional Resources from Advocates for Youth (Pages will open in a new window.)

Visit Advocates for Youth's Web site to learn factual information about the lives of and risks to youth of color.

Visit MySistahs to read personal stories by young women of color.

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