Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Arts.Advocacy+Wellness: "Black AIDS Institute"

Do you know about The Black AIDS Institute?

As I was sitting in my apartment today, trying to come up with a post for the Wednesday A.A+W column, I received my weekly newsletter from the Black AIDS Institute. Eager to open
the email to read new stories and development in AIDS research and the wellness of the African-American community, I FUTURE fans know about the Black AIDS Institute?

Quoted from the January 19 newsletter: "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."

Did you know that the Black AIDS Institute will be part of the National African American MSM Leadership Conference - January 21 in Atlanta, GA as well as part of the Black Women's Loving Me Conference - January 30 in Richmond, VA (my hometown)? Did you also know that the FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for Boys and Young Men?

Today is definitely a Wellness Wednesday and I encourage you to visit their site, sign up for the weekly newsletters, and read about all the important work that is being provided for and to the
wellness of the black community.

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

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