This weekend saw the release of two essays from writer and activist Kenyon Farrow.

"More than 30 years into the HIV epidemic, why is sexual health education an uphill battle?" asks Kenyon Farrow in his essay, Why It's Time for Real Sex Education for BET. Speaking with people living with HIV and bringing in his own experiences Farrow looks at the need for sex ed to catch up with the times.

His piece, Young, Gay, Black — and at Risk for HIV for The Atlantic is part of a series of essays by a diversity of voices published for World AIDS Day. In his work Farrow looks at how "Government neglect and historic patterns of segregated living and socializing have helped fuel the epidemic among very young gay black men."

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