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Health messages can sometimes fall on deaf ears. But when an artist sends the message, it can add some serious bump to it and makes a better impression on an audience. At a recent event at The Park on Fourteenth, Grammy-nominated R&B artist Luke James performed songs about love.
Beyonce and Jay Z just announced their plans to perform as a duo this summer for the On The Run Tour. But, before this latest excursion, she ran the world – literally – during her epic, yearlong Mrs. Carter Show Tour.
Dr. Rachael Ross, family doctor, sexologist and host of "The Doctors", tells Cosmo that you can't get an STD from a toilet seat. But from a hot tub? Yep.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I’m pretty sure you’re aware HIV/AIDS is affecting African American women at an alarming rate. I’m also going to assume you, the reader, are an African American woman and you probably have some African American friends who are also aware of this trend. What I’m not certain of, though, is whether you’re serious about doing anything about it.
Essence and OraQuick hosted an event here in Houston where guests were invited to discuss relationship questions with Relationship Coach and Blogger Demetria of a Belle in Brooklyn and Blood, Sweat, and Heels, relationship coach Tony Gaskin, and Charreah Jackson, Relationship Editor for Essence Magazine. I loved hearing the different answers that each one of the panelist had regarding the many difficult things that come up in relationships. It was mostly women who attended the event and it was kind of funny to hear the questions they had. I learned alot.
For every little boy hoping for Hollywood success, Ross Mathews can be looked at as the ultimate inspiration. From small town beginnings to the red carpets of Hollywood, Ross has gone from "Ross the Intern" on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to hosting his own show on E!. I sat down with Ross to chat about his new partnership with OraQuick, the second season of "Hello Ross", and who he loved the most on the red carpet this season.
Because March has a day dedicated completely to girls and ladies getting tested for HIV, it’s a perfect time to chat about safer sex and why it’s so important to know both you and your partner’s HIV status. Below are some basic dating/intimacy rules that I not only teach, but I also live by.
NBA Legend Magic Johnson was recently on the Steve Harvey morning show talking about his survival of HIV through early detection and the importance of African Americans getting tested or using in-home oral HIV test OraQuick, based on the same test healthcare professionals have used for years.
Ross Mathews became a household name when he began working as a correspondent for Jay Leno on the Tonight Show. Ross The Intern now owns the red carpet and has his own late night talk show, but his start came from a much more humble place than the bright lights of Los Angeles.
By now you may have heard of OraQuick, an over the counter in-home HIV test. Anyone can buy it and anyone who is sexually active should. This home test not only allows for an increase in privacy but it also lessens people’s apprehension about getting tested. You no longer have to schedule an appointment and wait for hours to be seen by a health professional. The test is reliable; however, I must note that there is a chance a person could receive a “false positive” result. This means that someone who has HIV may receive results that say otherwise. This does not happen often but it doesn’t hurt to get a 2nd opinion.
The last time we spoke to Ross Mathews as an Instinct Leading Man, we coined him as "TV personality and newly minted talk show host." But he's not new anymore and to many's surprise—right on the precipice of his season 2 premiere hit E! TV show, Hello Ross—he's taking a bold step outside of his comedic comfort zone and backing a new product to help fight the war on HIV/AIDS. We sat down with Ross to get the scoop, not only on his surprise new endorsement, but also on season 2 of Hello Ross and what the jack of all trades is up to.
Ross Mathews turned his obsession with pop culture into a career. Now, he's connecting superfans with their favorite celebrities on his E! show, "Hello Ross." "On our show I try to do something different with celebs in ways you haven't seen them before", he explains.
Experts agree that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing is essential in stopping the spread of the disease. There are three main types of HIV tests: antibody tests, RNA tests, and a combination test. All tests are designed to detect HIV-1, which is overwhelmingly the most common type of HIV in the United States.
Demetria L. Lucas is a popular blogger (A Belle in Brooklyn), a guest columnist for numerous publications, star of the Bravo channel reality show "Blood Sweat and Heels" and public speaker, but she's also a staunch advocate for women protecting themselves from contracting HIV.
Ross Mathews talks about Jay Leno leaving late night TV. Ross also comments on his new book, and HIV testing at home.
TV personality Ross Mathews has announced a new partnership that aims to curtail rates of HIV through an easy and accessible at-home test.
For eons tongues have been wagging about former NBA superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson and how he has managed to look so healthy and have so much vigor despite being diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Now the mega-entrepreneur has finally decided to put an end to the whispers surrounding his health. On Tuesday, Johnson appeared on Sirius XM's HipHopNation to explain how he has not been cured of the virus via some magic juju, according to TMZ.
Ross Mathews' heart will be soaring high this Valentine's Day.
The host of E!'s “Hello Ross!” plans to clink glasses and eat toasted nuts with stylist beau Salvador Camarena as they fly from New York to Los Angeles.
Magic encourages the OraQuick: In-Home HIV Test to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS, and explains how it works with Renada Romain.
It's Black History month, so it's only right that we have the great and legendary Earvin “Magic” Johnson stop by Sway in the Morning!
We applaud Magic for being open about being HIV positive, and introducing OraQuick (available over the counter at local drug stores) to us - an in-home HIV test.
See what the NBA legend and entrepreneur had to say about Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Magic Johnson stops through to discuss why he decided to come out about having HIV, his son being gay, could Lebron and Kobe play in the league where he played and more.
Magic Johnson visits Hot 97's Morning Show to speak about how he’s been able to live with HIV for so long, OraQuick and the importance of testing on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Joe Madison, "The Black Eagle" at Eagle's Nest Studios, interviewed NBA legend, entrepreneur and activist Magic Johnson. Johnson stopped in at the Eagle’s Nest to discuss AIDS awareness day. Magic also has teamed with OraQuick, and is offering the first in-home oral HIV test, for the "Life As We Know It" campaign to shake up the conversation about HIV testing.
“I am ready to have sex with a guy I am dating, and I want to do the right thing and get tested [for HIV] first. I don’t know how to bring it up though. I tried to discuss getting tested with a man I dated before him. He was taking me to an appointment and there was a testing center nearby. I suggested on a whim that we get tested and he freaked out. He said he didn’t need to be tested and it was like I was telling him that I didn’t trust him. How can I avoid this happening again?” —Y.F.
What You Need to Know This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
“If Black America were its own country, it would rank 16th in the world in the number of people with HIV — ahead of Ethiopia, Botswana, and Haiti.” - Black AIDS Institute HIV and AIDS.
There are two home HIV tests on the market, the most popular of which is Oraquick from Orasure. Just swab your gum and you'll have an HIV-status result in 20 to 40 minutes.
Safer sex is everything. It really is. And in the age where people are unknowingly being infected with STDs and HIV, safer sex is the only thing. To prove my point I have enlisted the help of a "sexpert" to explain how safer sex eases the mind and makes intimacy ten times more fun.
If you’re like most people, then you probably made a New Year’s resolution or two. Perhaps it has something to do with your finances. Or, maybe, you’re more concerned about losing weight and improving your health.
But what about your sexual health?
OraQuick and BET hosted an exclusive Being Mary Jane premiere party with cast member, Robinne Lee Tuesday evening (January 7) in New York City. But before the screening, Jacque Reid hosted a real discussion on life, sex, love with Demetria Lucas, Dr. Rachael Ross, and shared the importance of taking care of ourselves before our partners.
Bravo TV "Blood, Sweat and Heels" reality star and author Demetria Lucas, Jacque Reid, Dr. Rachael Ross and actress Robinne Lee posed for a picture before the OraQuick for "Life As We Know It" in NYC yesterday evening. This special panel series was about relationships and an advance screening of BET Networks "Being Mary Jane" at The Crosby Hotel in NYC!
Last week, Being Mary Jane cast member ROBINNE LEE was joined by renowned news anchor and journalist JACQUE REID, author and relationship expert DEMETRIA LUCAS and Dr. RACHEL ROSS to host a panel discussion and screening of BET’s new scripted series, Being Mary Jane.
During the discussion panel that covered a range of topics including love, sex, and infidelity, LEE, who stars as OMARI HARDWICKS wife, discovers her husband is having an affair in the series.
TV personality/author Demetria Lucas attended BET Networks “Life As We Know It”, a special panel series about relationships and an advance screening of the program “Being Mary Jane” at The Crosby Hotel.