By Oakland Local Editorial Team
There is a popular expression: Knowledge equals power.
As Oakland commemorates National Black HIV/AIDs Awareness Day - TODAY, Feb. 7 - we ask the question: How much knowledge do you have about HIV and AIDS? What's your HIV IQ?
In 2013, there are many life-saving treatments available that prevent HIV and AIDS. There also are numerous studies taking place in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area to identify effective strategies for the future. PreP, Pep, microbicides and vaccines ... which ones are currently available and which ones are still being tested?
Take this survey between now and Friday, Feb. 15 and help researchers at Be The Generation see what Oaklanders know about HIV/AIDS. Check back here by the end of the month to see the results, learn more about these advances and find new ways to fight HIV and AIDS here in Oakland.
Click here to begin. (Link removed - survey has been completed. Results here.)
This winter Oakland Local is featuring a series of in-depth stories by reporter C.B. Smith-Dahl on the state of HIV/AIDS in Oakland. This article is the fifth in the series. Although the percentage of HIV infections in Oakland is comparable to San Francisco, the city's issues receive much less media coverage. Oakland Local's series on HIV/AIDS in Oakland focuses on local responses to challenges unique to the city.
This series of articles is created in partnership with HealthyCal.org.
Articles in the series include:
• Feb. 7: What's Your HIV IQ?
• Feb. 7: Black AIDS Awareness Day - Young Black Men in Oakland
• Mar. 6 : HIV/AIDS Survey Results