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Posted in: News, News 2018
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I’ve spent much of the last two weeks leading a series of in-country trainings in Southern Africa to support the decades of work by governments, civil society, community leaders, people living with HIV and AIDS, and as various activists to bring an end to HIV and AIDS. We open this issue with a story about …

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State of the Epidemic: Swaziland, Lesotho and Zimbabwe

Posted in: News, News 2018

Some parts of the world have seen a dramatic decrease in HIV/AIDS diagnoses. However, other regions have struggled. Africa has been the continent most impacted by the epidemic. During April 2018, BAI President and CEO Phill Wilson has been conducting training in Swaziland, Lesotho and Zimbabwe.  Here, we provide an overview of the epidemics in these …

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From South Philly to South Africa Seeing First-Hand the Power, Promise and Lessons of Black Faith-Based Work in South Africa

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Hilary Beard, is the editor of the Black AIDS Weekly and a member of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In December she travelled to South Africa with about 140 fellow members and friends of her Church to celebrate 10 years of Enon’s mission work in Cape Town. This experience enabled Beard and her …

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Use Of HIV-Prevention Drug Grows, But Lags Among Non-Whites

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Eric Russell, 24, recently joined a health support group for young Latino and black gay men, where he learned about the HIV-prevention pill known as PrEP. He resisted the medication at first, convinced he didn’t need it and fearful that taking it would stigmatize him. But after Russell learned more about PrEP, short for pre-exposure …

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In This Issue

Posted in: News, News 2018

This week, we continue our series about the new members of Black AIDS Institute’s board of directors, highlighting New Orleans-based community organizer Gina Brown. (Just for the record, there are three Gina Browns that I know of in HIV.) We are proud of our Gina and welcome her to our board. We’re also excited to …

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Black AIDS Institute and St. John’s Well Child and Family Center Open Free/Low-Cost Primary Care Clinic in Los Angeles

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The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) and St. John’s Well Child and Family Center (SJWCFC) are excited to announce the opening of A Clinic for Us (C4U), a free or low-cost community-centric primary care facility in Los Angeles’ Leimert Park neighborhood. A Clinic for Us (C4U) is a part of a new collaboration between the Black AIDS Institute and St Johns Well Child and Family Center to expand and enhance affordable health care to …

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Adults Skipping Vaccines May Miss Out On Effective New Shingles Shot

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Federal officials have recommended a new vaccine that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults against the painful rash called shingles. But persuading many adults to get this and other recommended vaccines continues to be an uphill battle, physicians and vaccine experts say. “I’m healthy, I’ll get that when I’m older,” …

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