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2010-11-04 17:33:00

Two-Day Tour Will Visit Four Local Dallas Colleges DALLAS, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), Greater Than AIDS and the Black AIDS Institute have partnered to present the Dallas > AIDS Testing Tour. The two-day tour, which kicks-off on Monday, November 8, 2010 in Dallas, Texas, includes stops at El Centro College, Paul Quinn College, Cedar Valley College and Mountain View College. Award winning AIDS Activist and author Marvelyn...

2010-11-03 07:34:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tuesday's elections redrew America's political map. The results also have far-reaching implications for the nation's response to AIDS in Black America. Republicans swamped Democrats in Congressional races, winning more than 60 races, taking over the House of Representatives, and sharply reducing the Democratic majority in the Senate. At the state level, Republicans now control a majority of governor's offices and state legislatures....

2010-08-16 07:45:00

Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) Focuses on Improving Care for Thousands of Black Americans in the U.S. WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Black AIDS Institute (The Institute), with support from Merck, announced the launch of the Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN). BTAN, the first collaborative Network of its kind, will train and mobilize a team of treatment advocates with a mission to link Black Americans with HIV into...

2010-01-13 15:54:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a third of new HIV infections in the U.S. occur in people over 40 years old. Yet there have been very few campaigns targeting this population. The Black AIDS Institute, the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to combating AIDS among African Americans, is about to change that. The Institute has found an innovative way to help Black people ages 40 and up become more aware of the HIV/AIDS risk among people their age, while...

2010-01-13 08:20:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-four percent of new male HIV infections are in the 40-plus age range and 36 percent of new female HIV infections are in the 40-plus age range. Yet according to the Black AIDS Institute, there have been very few campaigns targeting this population. "Last year Washington D.C. reported that one in 10 residents between the ages of 40 and 49 had the virus," says Black AIDS Institute Founder and CEO Phill Wilson. "That is an epidemic that rivals...

2009-12-30 08:20:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Martin Luther King Jr. weekend marks the kick-off of the Black AIDS Institute's National Trump AIDS Bid Whist Tournament with a Qualifying Tournament and Health Fair in Atlanta, GA. The Black AIDS Institute and the 7 NO! Players of Atlanta, the original hosts of the Bid Blind, are joining forces to mobilize and build awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Black community. The Health Fair, in partnership with local Atlanta organization Sister Love, includes...

2009-12-07 07:35:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jesse Milan, Jr. steps down after seven years serving as Board Chairman for the Black AIDS Institute. Milan, replaced by incoming Chairman A. Cornelius Baker, will continue to serve on the Institute Board as Chair Emeritus. At a recent Board meeting, Institute Board Members and CEO and Founder Phill Wilson expressed heartfelt appreciation to Mr. Milan for his tireless leadership on behalf of the Institute. Milan has spent most of his...

2009-06-25 11:00:00

GREATER THAN AIDS Promotes Unity, Power of Community Multi-Platform Campaign Incorporates PSAs, Integrated Content and Community Activities MENLO PARK, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, leading U.S. media companies announced a new coordinated national campaign to mobilize Black Americans in response to AIDS and promote specific calls-to-action to prevent and reduce the further spread of HIV. Greater Than AIDS - a multi-faceted campaign presented under a common brand that...

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