Human Rights

HIV In The Deep South: The Overlooked

Black women in the South are disproportionately impacted by HIV. When Jackie Wilson found out she was positive, she moved to get access to care.

HIV In The Deep South: The Overlooked
Newsy / Andrew Shafer

"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.