Black Aids Institute

Black Aids Institute was founded to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV.

 

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LOS ANGELES, CA – EIN 954742741  blackaids.org

Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank in the United States focused exclusively on Black people. BAI’s Mission is to end the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing institutions, leaders, and individuals in efforts to confront HIV/AIDS. BAI, disseminates information, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance and capacity building, interprets and influences public and private sector HIV/AIDS policies, delivers prevention and linkage to care services, and provides advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.

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Black AIDS Institute

The Black AIDS Institute (The Institute), formerly known as the African American AIDS Policy Training Institute, is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1999 by Phill Wilson to promote awareness and prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS by targeting African American communities. Their motto is "Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution."[1] The Institute is very active in educating African American communities through their programs, like the Black Treatment Advocates Network and the African American HIV University. These two projects work with the communities to educate the people about the science of HIV, medical advancements, and prevention methods. The Institute has been received well through many other organizations providing funding to it. Some top funders include the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Magic Johnson Foundation, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and more.

History

While white activists tended to target gay neighborhoods, Wilson decided to target the larger African-American community, since gay black men are "less likely to live in clusters and to seek gay services. In 1985, African-Americans accounted for a quarter of all new reported cases, and in 2001, they accounted for half.[2] This is because black men are less likely to report that they have sex with other men. In a study done by the Centers for Disease Control in 2000, a quarter of black men who contracted HIV by having sex with another man considered themselves to be heterosexual, compared with 6% of white men.[3] Wilson believes that AIDS is a black problem more than it is a gay problem. He has been cited as saying that he believes it is the black community's job to fight AIDS because "it is rarely possible for outsiders to come in and solve other peoples problems."[1]

Wilson stepped down as President and CEO in 2019. He was replaced by Raniyah Copeland, who had joined the organization in 2008.[4]

Activities

Black Treatment Advocates Network

One of the projects done by The Institute is the Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN). It was launched in 2010, in a partnership with Merck, and it seeks to educate people about the science of HIV and the advances in medicine in the way of treatment, as well as prevention methods.[5] As of 2013, BTAN had trained more than 1,000 advocates to provide support for people living with HIV in 13 cities across the United States. These cities include Atlanta, Georgia; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Chicago, Illinois; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Houston, Texas; Jackson, Mississippi; Los Angeles, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Oakland, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Francisco, California; and Washington, D.C.[6]

African American HIV University

The Institute has created a training program called the African American HIV University,[7] which trains advocates who "work with churches, community centers, black businesses and the black media to influence policy, funding and research."[3] This training is part of a two-year fellowship that includes a 30-day training with the AIDS Treatment College, as well as four internships completed in different cities around the country.[7]

Funding

On their website, the Institute has listed Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ford Foundation, Gilead Sciences, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the MAC AIDS Fund, the Magic Johnson Foundation, the Janssen Research and Development, LLC, and the Bristol-Myers Squibb as some of their top funders.[8]

External links

References

  1. ^ a b Catania, Sara (30 May 2001). "Black AIDS: 'Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution'". LA Weekly. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  2. ^ Clemetson, Lynette; Gordon-Thomas, Jeanne (11 June 2001). "'Our House Is on Fire!' (cover story)". Retrieved 16 April 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b DeMarest, Erica (18 January 2012). "AIDS Phill Wilson stays focused on fighting AIDS". Windy City Media Group. Windy City Media Group. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  4. ^ Ocamb, Karen. "Phill Wilson says goodbye to the Black AIDS Institute he founded". Los Angeles Blade. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  5. ^ "The Black Treatment Advocates Network with Phill Wilson". AIDS.gov. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Black AIDS Institute, in Partnership with Merck, Announces Washington, D.C., as 13th City in National HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care Advocacy Network". MarketWatch. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  7. ^ a b Van Atta, Matthew (1 January 2001). "The African American HIV University: Breaking Myths About HIV". The Body. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Partners and Funders". Black AIDS Institute. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN AIDS POLICY AND TRAINING INSTITUTE

BLACK AIDS INSTITUTE

LOS ANGELES, CA 90057-4920 | Tax-exempt since July 1999
  • EIN: 95-4742741
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Public Health Program (Includes General Health and Wellness Promotion Services) (Health — General and Rehabilitative)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
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Net inventory sales $0
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Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
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Other revenue $0
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Royalties $0
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Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
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Professional fundraising fees $0
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Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $3,191 0.2%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
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Professional fundraising fees $0
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Total Liabilities $149,915
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