Discreet or Deceit: HIV Status Transparency in Intimate Interactions

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is February 7, 2022. To highlight this important annual event, Street Works will host a virtual community conversation on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 11am featuring community organizers Bentley Hudgins and DeMarcus Beckam. The pair will join an open discussion on the impact of transparency in intimate interactions, and the effect of concealment of HIV status on the battle to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Each year, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is held to help reduce the structural barriers to HIV testingprevention, and treatment and to stop HIV stigma, with the goal of reducing HIV-related disparities and health inequities in Black communities.

Event speaker Bentley Hudgins is a Mercer University graduate, former lead organizer at the New Georgia Project, and a communications consultant at the Georgia AFL-CIO. Hudgins was named the Up & Coming LGBTQ+ Youth by Georgia Voice in the 2018 Best of Atlanta Awards and was a finalist for Best Activist in the 2019 Best of Atlanta Awards. DeMarcus Beckam is the executive director of the Reach to Impact Group.

Join the virtual conversation on Facebook Live by visiting www.Facebook.com/StreetWorksTN.