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

Posted in: News, News 2018

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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Atlanta Struggles To Meet MLK’s Legacy On Health Care

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ATLANTA — While public safety commissioner Bull Connor’s police dogs in 1963 attacked civil rights protesters in Birmingham, Ala., leaders in Martin Luther King Jr.’s hometown of Atlanta were burnishing its reputation as “the city too busy to hate.” Yet 50 years after the civil rights leader was killed, some public health leaders here wonder …

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A Very Serious Roundup of Race-Focused Books Coming Out This Spring

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Transition into spring with this cross-section of titles. This spring marks the 50th anniversary of two pivotal moments in the Civil Rights Movement: the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the passage of the Fair Housing Act. As we reflect on the last half-century of racial justice struggles and victories, many of the books in this …

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In This Issue

Posted in: News, News 2018

We open this week’s newsletter by reporting on a Black AIDS Institute Brown Bag Lunch Webinar that discussed possible solutions for four different obstacles faced by transgender people of color. Also, though 61 percent of people enrolled in marketplace health insurance plans are satisfied with their choices, results from a poll by the Kaiser Family …

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Transgender Rights and HIV: Getting to Real Solutions 

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Living with HIV is a challenge for anyone, but transgender people of color have unique obstacles to overcome in order to thrive. A Brown Bag Lunch Webinar held by the Black AIDS Institute on Feb. 13, 2018, shared some of the biggest challenges, as well as some strategies to combat them. Challenge 1, discrimination and  violence:  Transphobia is prejudice that is directed at transgender people because of their gender identity or expression. …

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