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The Black AIDS Institute


Our motto describes a commitment to self-preservation: "Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution."

Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute’s Mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.

Black AIDS Institute
1833 W 8th St, Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tel: (213) 353-3610
Fax: (213) 989-0181
www.blackaids.org

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10 Black Transgender Women to Watch

Black AIDS Institute honors black trans women who are leading the fight for equality, human rights, and civil rights for trans and gender-nonconforming people of color.

By Whitney Alese for The Black AIDS Institute
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BTAN Maryland Spreads the Word About HIV Criminalization

As part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness about the impact the HIV/AIDS epidemic is having on black lives, the Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) in Maryland hosted the program "Exploring the Criminalization of HIV."

By April Eugene for The Black AIDS Institute
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BTAN Chicago's Maxx Boykin: 'Why Is HIV Criminalized?'

"To understand the HIV/AIDS struggle in the black community is to understand the racial-justice struggle we have in America," says Maxx Boykin.

By Whitney Alese for The Black AIDS Institute
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The PrEP Cascade: Getting More Blacks Into Care

In the efforts to get more African Americans aware of and using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), an evolving tracking system called the PrEP cascade is providing new insights as we work toward better results.

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute
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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.

By Phill Wilson for The Black AIDS Institute
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New Research Explores HIV Racial Disparities Among Black MSM

A lack of care is seen as a factor in the higher rates of HIV diagnosis among black gay and bisexual men.

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute
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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."

By Phill Wilson for The Black AIDS Institute
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Patrice Curry on Losing Her Mother to AIDS

"I just hope to be able to use my story to help the next little girl or boy who is suffering silently the way I was," said Basketball Wives star Patrice Curry, "or help another young adult who has to raise their little brother or sister because the...

By Britni Danielle for The Black AIDS Institute
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Health Challenges That Transgender People Face

Trans people experience health and social-justice challenges that extend beyond their genitalia. Candace Montague reports for Black AIDS Institute.

By Candace Y.A. Montague for The Black AIDS Institute
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After HVTN 505: What Now? A Q&A With Dr. Wayne C. Koff

Earlier this year the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ended the HVTN 505 exploratory clinical trial, intended to test whether that vaccine could either prevent HIV infection and/or reduce the amount of HIV in the blood of vaccin...

By Glenn Ellis for The Black AIDS Institute