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Let's Talk About Lupus: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Updated: Dec 19, 2020

So, what do multi – Grammy Award winning singer, producer, and actress Toni Braxton, singer and actress Selena Gomez, and singer and actor Lady Gaga all have in common? All three of these women live with Lupus – two of them are women of color.

Toni Braxton Selena Gomez Lady Gaga

Why is it important to note that two of them are women of color? Because from an evidence-based, public health perspective, to acknowledge a disparity in health is to be able to identify demographic impact, shared biological and social determinants of health, and trends that could have an impact on prevention, treatment, and even the search for a cure.

Approximately 5 million people live with lupus across the globe and of those, 1.5 million people in the U.S have lupus.