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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Viewpoints

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.

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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.