What’s PrEP Got To Do With It – Updated 2017

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What's PrEP Got To Do With It - 2017 report cover

Updated in 2017, this report focuses on what Black communities need to know about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other new biomedical HIV prevention tools. Many scientists, doctors and advocates believe that the scientific tools needed to end the AIDS epidemic already exist. Download PDF  

Black Lives Matter: What’s PrEP Got to do with it?

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The report focuses on what Black communities need to know about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other new biomedical HIV prevention tools. Many scientists, doctors and advocates believe that the scientific tools needed to end the AIDS epidemic already exist. Unfortunately, as the persistently unacceptable high rates of new HIV infections underscore, these tools are not …

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When We Know Better, We Do Better

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“So many loved friends are dead because of AIDS. My mind just runs over the list which seems to be unending.” —Maya Angelou We have the tools to end the epidemic in America. The scientific evidence is now clear. Or is it? This study by the Black AIDS Institute in partnership with Janssen Therapeutics, the Latino …

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The NIA Plan

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In 1998, the Congressional Black Caucus asked the Secretary of Health and Human Services to call a “State of Emergency” regarding AIDS in African American communities. In response to that “State of Emergency,” dozens of African American AIDS activists, educators, and health professionals have joined forces with other African American leaders and institutions to develop …

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Reclaiming Our Future

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When we think of the multiple challenges African American youth face, many of our minds rightly turn to mass incarceration, failing public school systems and an economy without living wage jobs. Clearly, our community’s young people are disproportionately affected by these and other social ills. Together, they dim our children’s horizons, limit their opportunities and, …

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The Time Is Now!

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Since opening its doors in 1999, the Black AIDS Institute has led several projects and campaigns designed to raise awareness of HIV’s differential impact on African American communities. We have enjoyed tremendous success, as one leading Black institution after another has signed up to help individuals understand that this epidemic is ripping our neighborhoods apart. …

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Getting Real

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Here’s the vastly underreported good news about HIV and AIDS among African American women: In June 2005, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a six percent drop in infection rates among Black women between the years 2000 and 2003. Later, in November, the CDC reported a five percent drop in infection rates …

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The Way Forward

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Black America has suffered tremendous losses in the last year. With the passing of Delores Tucker, Rosa Parks, and now Coretta Scott King, the ranks of brave leaders who stepped forward during the heady days of the late fifties and early sixties have become desperately thin. As we nurture and develop the next generation of …

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AIDS in Blackface

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In the pages of this report, you will read the testimonies of 25 African Americans who have found ways both large and small to change the course of the epidemic. The AIDS epidemic has a shocking birthday this year. It was 25 years ago today—June 5, 2006, the date we release this report—that Dr. Michael …

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