The Black AIDS Institute

Our motto describes a commitment to self-preservation: "Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution."

Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute’s Mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.

Black AIDS Institute
1833 W 8th St, Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tel: (213) 353-3610
Fax: (213) 989-0181

Categories Covered:HIV Policy and Advocacy, HIV Epidemiology, Adverse Events, Comorbidities, and HIV, HIV Case Management and Social Work, HIV, Discrimination, and Law, HIV Care and Services Outside the US, HIV Prevention Methods, PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), Providing Quality HIV Care, HIV and Mental Health Care, HIV Testing, HIV Treatments in Development, Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (Truvada), HIV Treatment Strategies, Meeting the Costs of HIV Care, HIV Basic Science and Pathogenesis, HIV Education and Risk Management

Latest by The Black AIDS Institute

The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

"In spite of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, everyone in this fight can rise," Jourdan Barnes writes. "In spite of not being represented in the world, we can join together to form a union that will be as loud as loud can be."

By Jourdan Barnes for The Black AIDS Institute

HIV Positive for 20-Plus Years: "Not Easy, but I'm One of the Lucky Ones"

What did long-term survivors -- people who have lived with HIV for more than 20 years -- have to say about their health and other issues at AIDS 2014?

By Linda Villarosa for The Black AIDS Institute

HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau Releases Preliminary Data on the Continuum of HIV Care Among Ryan White Clients at CROI 2013

New data shows that the majority of patients receiving medical care funded by the Federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RW) are virally suppressed. The Health Resources and Services

Administration's (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) presented the data on ...

By Rupali K. Doshi, M.D., M.S. and Laura Cheever, M.D., M.S. for The Black AIDS Institute

STIs and HIV: The Tie and Why It Matters

It's no secret that connections exist between HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but researchers are pushing for more coordination to reduce the incidence of all such conditions.

Two sessions at AIDS 2012 looked at the correlation...

By Tamara E. Holmes for The Black AIDS Institute

High-Risk Sexual Activity Among Black Teens Drops Dramatically Since 1991

"Despite the sobering reality that blacks currently experience the highest rate of new HIV infections among any racial group in the U.S., the ... findings are a heartening sign that, among black high school students at least, efforts at promoting saf...

By Imani Evans for The Black AIDS Institute

Study: 3 Percent of Black Gay Men Become Infected Every Year

Nearly three percent of all Black gay and bisexual men in America acquire HIV every year, a rate 50 percent higher than their White counterparts, according to a new six-city study released at the 2012 International AIDS Conference. The study, known a...

By Kenyon Farrow for The Black AIDS Institute

Blacks in AIDS 2012 Leadership: Delores Dockery

One in a series about Black Americans engaged in leadership roles for the 2012 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012).

Deloris Dockery runs the highly successful One Conversation project, a public-education AIDS-prevention and community-action ca...

By Candace Y.A. Montague for The Black AIDS Institute

AIDS 2012 Civil Society Leadership: Marcus Day

Marcus Day, director of the Caribbean Drug Abuse Research Institute, speaks with Black AIDS Institute about what he believes needs to happen to end HIV/AIDS; what he's looking forward to at next month's International AIDS Conference; and why it's imp...

By Tomika Anderson for The Black AIDS Institute

Where We Enter: Black Women and HIV-Prevention Research

Only the Black woman can say 'when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole ... race enters with me.'  -- Anna Julia Cooper, born enslaved i...

By Dázon Dixon Diallo, M.P.H. for The Black AIDS Institute

Mapping the Cure With Geographic Information Systems

A new type of technology may allow towns and cities across the U.S. to learn more about what drives HIV in their communities than ever before. It does so by tying basic info about the area (such as education, income levels or even the presence of mas...

By Justin M. Wooley for The Black AIDS Institute