Honoring Dr. Mark Colomb’s Contribution to the Response to HIV

Content From: HIV.govPublished: March 28, 20111 min read


Dr. Mark Colomb

This week we lost another leader in the HIV community. Dr. Mark Colomb (1963-2011) was passionately committed to Mississippi and other southern communities; and he focused on responding to the needs of Black men who have sex with men. Dr. Colomb participated in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC), an HIV/AIDS testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeting the Black community; the founding of My Brother's Keeper (MBK)Exit Disclaimer, a national organization dedicated to reducing health disparities in African-Americans, where he served as President/CEO; and the Mississippi Urban Research Center (MURC)Exit Disclaimer at Jackson State University (JSU)Exit Disclaimer, which serves as a clearinghouse for dissemination of research data on pressing urban issues.

As we remember Dr. Colomb, I encourage you to watch the following video from the Black AIDS InstituteExit Disclaimer where he speaks about his work in response to HIV in Mississippi: