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2014-04-02 20:22:23

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 19 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations to provide technical assistance to health departments and organizations implementing CDC's new prevention strategies and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS. Not one of these organizations is a Black organization. The effect of this decision is that Black organizations have been locked out...

2014-02-06 20:24:32

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the magnitude of the AIDS epidemic in Black America and the expanding HIV/AIDS health disparities between Black Americans and other racial ethnic groups, the Black AIDS Institute has developed a coordinated comprehensive program for National Black AIDS Awareness day. Car Pros Kia of Carson and the Black AIDS Institute will be sponsoring free HIV testing from 12 to 2 pm on Friday, Feb 7(th). Elected officials are...

2014-02-05 20:26:58

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friday, February 7(th), is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It's an opportunity for the nation to take a look at the AIDS epidemic in Black America from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view. Given the demographics of the AIDS epidemic in this country, this is a very important day. In response to the magnitude of the AIDS epidemic in Black America and the expanding HIV/AIDS health disparities between...

2013-11-04 08:27:12

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kaiser Family Foundation has produced a new consumer web portal to help people living with HIV navigate the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically designed to address the needs of people with HIV, the Obamacare & You portal, funded by Gilead Sciences, Inc., is presented as part of Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information initiative developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation together with the Black AIDS...

2013-02-20 08:28:29

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week began with President Obama's reminder in his State of the Union address of the promise of an AIDS-free generation. It ended with a reminder that many obstacles exist along the road to fulfilling that promise, as the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) ceased operations. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120720/DC43771LOGO) Clearly, we have made great strides towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the...

2012-12-11 12:27:32

Dr. Neil Lowe Elected Chairman of the Black AIDS Institute Board of Directors LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its annual meeting on November 29, the Board of Directors of the Black AIDS Institute (the Institute) elected new officers to take on the challenges and opportunities in 2013 and lead the organization in a new strategic direction while continuing to tackle the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black communities. (Logo -...

2012-08-03 02:23:43

The Black Treatment Advocates Network Hosts Updates from the XIX International Conference in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Local and National Leaders discuss ending the AIDS epidemic MIAMI, Aug. 3 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) and the Black AIDS Institute are sponsoring HIV Post-Conference Updates in Ft. Lauderdale on August 6 and Miami on August 7 to bring new information from the recent International AIDS Conference (AIDS2012) to South...

2012-07-23 02:25:40

Wilson Opening Plenary Speech at AIDS 2012 Outlines 5-Steps to an AIDS-Free Generation WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The day will come when the AIDS epidemic will be over, but only if we act together to change health disparities in our nation and get people who are living with HIV into better care, Phill Wilson, CEO and President of the Black AIDS Institute, told attendees of the opening plenary at the 2012 International AIDS Conference on Monday which has...

2012-07-19 00:38:06

Black AIDS Institute releases report on the AIDS crisis among black gay men Today, the Black AIDS Institute released its latest report, Back of the Line: The State of AIDS Among Black Gay Men in America. The landmark report highlights alarming data that show disproportionately high rates of HIV infections and deaths from AIDS among Black MSM, why the disparities persist and are growing worse, and the urgent need for local and national leadership to immediately address the devastating...

2012-07-13 10:22:44

Bringing Together Black Leaders and Advocates LOS ANGELES and WASHINGTON, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a series of presentations, panel discussions, and training sessions at the 2012 International AIDS Conference (AIDS2012), the Black AIDS Institute (The Institute) will bring together leaders in medicine, politics, journalism, and the arts to discuss the problem of HIV/ AIDS in the Black Community. The Institute has developed a comprehensive, coordinated programming,...