August 2, 2010
The Black AIDS Institute (The Institute), Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues (BEBASHI), Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church and other local AIDS Service Organizations across the country have partnered to launch the Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN). BTAN, the only collaboration of its kind, will train and mobilize a team of treatment advocates with a mission of linking Black Americans with HIV into care and treatment, strengthening local and national leadership, raising HIV science and treatment literacy in Black communities, and advocating for policy and research priorities.
As its first major initiative, BTAN is working with local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) in a small number of high prevalence, resource-limited communities across the country. These initial "pilot" cities include Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Houston, Texas and Jackson, Mississippi. Each city will hold intensive science and advocacy trainings addressing local critical needs.
The BTAN Philadelphia Training, open to individuals working in the HIV/AIDS field, will take place from Monday, August 9 through Friday, August 13 , 2010 at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church (ENON-East) located at 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19150. For more information on participating in the training, or to join our mailing list, please call 877-757-AIDS or email our programs department.