Dr. Thurka Sangaramoorthy, an anthropologist and public health researcher, studies HIV disparities among African Americans and black immigrant groups primarily living in the southern United States. In a new project, she chronicles the lives of African-American women living with HIV in Prince George’s County, Md., in the hopes of bringing their often-ignored stories to light. Dr. Sangaramoorthy is working on visualizing the women’s narratives through a series of photo essays and plans to eventually compile a book and exhibit highlighting their resilience in the face of adversity.
Read a two-part feature published by Dr. Sangaramoorthy in The Conversation:
- African-American women with HIV often overlooked, under-supported
- Stories of African-American women aging with HIV: ‘My life wasn’t what I hoped it to be’
View the Maryland Today feature and video: "Their Stories Have Not Been Told"
Read more about the research, here: Study Examines Why Older African Americans May Not Receive Needed HIV Care