First she was in control. Then she assembled her Rhythm Nation army, hoping to free the world of color and prejudice. Today, Janet Jackson is fighting for an AIDS-free generation. With a little help from the AIDS Research Foundation’s Mathilde Krim, Miss Jackson wrote an opinion piece for World AIDS Day, detailing both the breakthroughs and setbacks in relation to the disease.
“And while everyone is at risk and should know their status, data tell us that communities of color—particularly black women and young, black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men—are disproportionately affected by the virus.”