Gender and HIV: Meeting People Where They Are

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A lot of headway has been made in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Yet gender-based bias and its relationship to race and class can negatively affect the care that people receive. A Brown Bag Lunch Webinar hosted by the Black AIDS Institute in January 2018 shed light on the influence of some of these …

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Queer and Trans Activists of Color Speak Out on the Future of Activism

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Since 1988, LGBTQ activists around the country have gathered for the annual Creating Change conference, hosted by the National LGBTQ Task Force. This year, on the 30th anniversary of the conference, more than 3000 people met in Washington, D.C. for five days of meetings, workshops, plenaries and social gatherings focused on the needs of the LGBTQ …

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New Book Breaks Down the History of African American and Latinx People Joining Forces to Fight Racism

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In “An African American and Latinx History of the United States,” historian Paul Ortiz illuminates how Black and Brown people built cross-border, multi-ethnic solidarity movements to resist imperialism, achieve civil rights and ultimately shape the course of history.  Dominant narratives about United States’ history will usually wax nostalgic for the patriots who fought for liberty and egalitarianism during …

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Census Bureau to Ignore Obama-Era Recommendations for Recording Race, Ethnicity

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“Accurate, detailed data are an essential tool for ensuring equal opportunity and access to the nation’s institutions and resources for all people, but especially those who have been victims of discrimination historically.” The United States Census Bureau issued a statement today (January 26) making it clear that when it comes to recording the race and …

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Toolkit Features State Strategies to Improve the Health of People with HIV

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HHS has supported the development of a toolkit that can help state Medicaid programs and health departments to work together to improve viral suppression rates among people living with HIV, making them healthier and preventing new HIV infections. Advocates may be interested in this as well so that they can use this information to work …

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Appreciation for Phill Wilson

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A day before National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Phill Wilson, President and CEO, the Black AIDS Institute, announced retirement from his 19 year old tenure and shared his vision to prepare the next generation’s Black HIV/AIDS response. The social media response has been wonderful; here we share a few and will keep adding to the …

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In This Issue

Posted in: News, News 2018

This year’s National Black HIVAIDS Awareness day commemoration is bittersweet for me. I have been involved in efforts to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic for more than thirty-five years. Today, I am announcing that later this year I will be stepping down as the Black AIDS Institute’s President and CEO, where I have had the privilege …

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Black AIDS Institute Launches Bold Vision for the Future: Announces Retirement of Longtime Leader Phill Wilson, New Board Members, New Staff, New Partnerships, New Programs

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As part of a new strategic plan to prepare for the next generation of Black HIV/AIDS response, the Black AIDS Institute is announcing several changes within the organization, including the retirement of its longtime president and CEO, Phill Wilson, later this year. Wilson launched the Black AIDS Institute in 1999 with a clear mantra (“Our …

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NBHAAD 2018: Taking the HIV/AIDS Fight to the Future

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In order for a movement to endure, there must be a plan for the future. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on Feb. 7, 2018, is a great time to assess the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black America and plan a forward-thinking response. This year, the Black AIDS Institute is celebrating the day …

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NIH Begins Large HIV Treatment Study in Pregnant Women

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The National Institutes of Health has launched a large international study to compare the safety and efficacy of three antiretroviral treatment regimens for pregnant women living with HIV and the safety of these regimens for their infants. The study will evaluate the current preferred first-line regimen for pregnant women recommended by the World Health Organization …

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