BTAN Chicago: Building Strategic Relationships and Mobilizing Coalitions

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As the recently elected chair of Chicago’s Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN), Anthony Galloway views that work as the perfect complement to his full-time job as director of civic engagement at Equality Illinois, the state’s LGBTQ civil rights organization. At Equality Illinois, Galloway travels the state mobilizing advocates and organizations to affect state policies concerning …

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BTAN Mississippi: Taking on the Challenge of HIV

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BTAN Mississippi: Taking on the Challenge of HIV As long as there is no cure for HIV/AIDS, the virus remains a threat. In Mississippi, HIV/AIDS has been particularly lethal, with the Magnolia State ranked fifth in the nation  (pdf) in 2015 for HIV-related deaths. Getting information about prevention and treatment to the community is key …

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We in the Black Community Must Vote Like Our Lives Depend on It . . . Because They Just Might

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“We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.” –Ella Baker The Black community is no stranger to systemic attacks against not only its mere existence but also its human and civil rights, specifically voting rights. Our nation has a long history of discrimination and bias toward people of color, namely Black Americans. Through …

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In This Issue

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This week, we are really really excited to resume our series about our recent additions to the Black AIDS Institute’s board of directors. This week we profile former Congresswoman Donna Christensen, M.D. The Institute has had a long relationship with Dr. Christensen and are thrilled to have her expertise on our leadership team as we …

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The Doctor Is In: Donna Christensen Joins Black AIDS Institute’s Board of Directors 

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One in a series about the new members of the Black AIDS Institute’s board.  Donna Christensen, M.D., a former congressional delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands, has been a friend to the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) for more than two decades. It was in Congress where Christensen first learned of the Institute, when, in 1997, its president and CEO, Phill Wilson, testified about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black America, citing statistics so alarming that he recommended that the government …

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Doctors Learn How To Talk To Patients About Dying

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Lynn Black’s mother-in-law, who had lupus and lung cancer, was rushed into a hospital intensive care unit last summer with shortness of breath. As she lay in bed, intubated and unresponsive, a parade of doctors told the family “all good news.” A cardiologist reported the patient’s heart was fine. An oncologist announced that the substance …

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In This Issue

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As we continue to reflect upon National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, our friends at HIV.gov speak with Dr. Gina Brown—NIH’s lead for research on women and girls and microbicides—about CROI overall, and specifically the findings about prevention, care and treatment for women and girls that was presented there. In addition to the conversation …

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