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

Categories Covered:Spirituality and Religion, Regional/Global Anti-HIV Efforts, Gay Men, Women, HIV Advocates in the Spotlight, African-Americans, HIV-Related Policy Issues, Other Populations, HIV in Specific Countries, People Over 50, Non-Medical HIV Prevention, HIV Prevention and Transmission, Relationships and Sex, Non-HIV Sexually Transmitted Infections, People Under 30, Legal Issues, HIV Stigma and Discrimination, HIV Treatment and Medical Care, Tools and Tips for HIV Advocacy, Conceiving and Having a Baby, Personal Stories from the HIV Community, Dental/Mouth Issues and HIV, HIV Advocacy and Activism, Disclosing Your HIV Status, HIV in Arts and Entertainment, Mental Health, HIV Testing, Cancer and HIV, History of HIV/AIDS, HIV in Film, TV, and Media, PEP (HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis), HIV Community Events, Trans People, Finding HIV Support Groups and Services, Bone Problems and HIV, Vaccines and Microbicides for HIV, PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), Financial Issues, Curing HIV, Living Well With HIV, Starting HIV Treatment and Medical Care, HIV in the Arts, HIV/AIDS Outside the U.S., Kidney Issues and HIV

Latest by The Black AIDS Institute

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

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

Black Immigrants and HIV: Prevention and Treatment Strategies That Work

Black immigrants to the U.S. face unique challenges. Those challenges can make life even more difficult for people living with HIV.

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

Transgender Rights and HIV: Getting to Real Solutions

Living with HIV is a challenge for anyone, but transgender people of color have unique obstacles to overcome in order to thrive.

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

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

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

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

How to Turn Back the Threat of HCV Among African Americans

Although African Americans are making gains in the fight against HIV, they are not doing nearly as well when it comes to hepatitis C.

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

Fighting Stigma, and Other Things My Ancestors Taught Me

"When the next stigmatizing comments or policies come, we must meet them with a resounding unified resistance and counter them with a vision for a better tomorrow," Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe writes.

By Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe for The Black AIDS Institute

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