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Black AIDS Institute Announces Founder Phill Wilson Retirement, New Initiatives

After 19 years at the helm of The Black AIDS Institute, president and CEO Phill Wilson says he will soon be stepping down from the role.

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New U.S. HIV Data on Gay Men and MSM Lacks Race Analysis

"We know that Black MSM and young Black MSM are the most at-risk populations on the planet," Phill Wilson writes. "We call upon Emory University and the CDC to focus their efforts on appropriately quantifying the AIDS epidemic among them."

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Ending AIDS in Black America: Step Five -- Retooling AIDS Organizations

"With biomedical tools rapidly becoming critical to our AIDS response and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) poised to dramatically alter the terrain for health and social services, many AIDS organizations risk becoming wholly irrelevant," writes Ph...

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Ending AIDS in Black America: Step Three -- Implementing Treatment on Demand

The line "If you build it they will come" worked for Kevin Costner in the movie Field of Dreams, but it definitely does not work for people living with HIV/AIDS or in public health. The health care system we need won't get built until we show up and ...

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How to Create an AIDS-Free Generation of Black Youth

As we work to achieve an AIDS-free generation, advocating for young people must be central to our work -- a subject that we need to place top of mind during this back-to-school season.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...

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Reflection Upon AIDS 2012

As we reflect upon the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C., we stand at a threshold between the past and the future. We can now imagine an AIDS-free world.  It's at our doorstep within our reach -- but only if we decide to act now -...

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Reaching the Mountaintop

One of the ways I celebrated the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday was by seeing Samuel Jackson and Angela Bassett in The Mountaintop. It is a very interesting piece of theater and an interesting idea: It's about Dr. Martin Luther King's last night on...

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I Remember Me

"Every day I struggle to understand why Black people aren't more concerned about HIV/AIDS than we are," Black AIDS Institute CEO Phill Wilson writes. "I get why AIDS is not a high priority for other ethnic racial groups: They think with the exception...

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Time to Strengthen Our Commitment to AIDS Research

Thirty years ago this month, the first report of a lethal disease that appeared to be selectively stalking gay men appeared in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The disease was AIDS; its cause, unknown...

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Still Standing After All This Time

"I've seen a lot over the last 30 years, but today I'm scared -- and not of the virus," Black AIDS Institute CEO Phill Wilson admits in this look back at his long history with HIV. "I'm afraid that we won't do our part. I'm afraid that when people as...