World AIDS Day is today. The CDC states that HIV infection in African Americans is 8 times higher than that of any other racial group based on population size. Open, honest communication with partners and knowing what risks you are open to… take is important when reducing transmission of HIV and other STDs. Also reports state that unhealthy relationships can increase your risk for STI rates as well. Lets get real in our conversations because our lives matter and we not only need to have individual and group support to have these conversations but structural change as well to ensure proper access to health education, healthcare, screening and prevention services. #blacklivesmatter #getsmartb4ugetsexy