Black Female HIV Awareness: Black AIDS Institute · AIDS Healthcare.org
New Jersey Testing Sites · Pregnant? · N.J. Dept of Health
Black women remain at high risk for HIV, and represent 64% of all women living with HIV in the United States, according to the CDC. In good news, new HIV infections among Black women are decreasing. Between 2008 and 2010, new infections decreased by 21% among black women. Despite this encouraging news, Black women remain heavily impacted by HIV – and there’s much more to be done. It’s estimated that 1 in 32 Black women will be infected with HIV in their lifetimes if current trends continue.
The Black AIDS Institute, founded in 1999, is the only national HIV/AIDS institution in the United States focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute’s mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black leaders, institutions, and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets and makes recommendations on public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, builds capacity, disseminates information, and provides advocacy and mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.
The mission of the New Jersey Department of Health Division of HIV, STD, and TB Services is to prevent and reduce the spread of HIV, STDs and TB and ensure that HIV-, STD- and TB-infected people and those at risk of infection have access to the care they need. The Division uses its resources to help community-based networks deliver high-quality, comprehensive services that meet the language and cultural needs of the people they serve.
AHF Federation is a consortium of AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) and community groups committed to HIV/AIDS education, prevention, advocacy, medical treatment and support for underserved populations across the nation. Through the collective, organizations work to build upon their regional knowledge, experience and operations within AHF’s innovative network of support to expand their capacity to meet the growing needs of people in the communities they serve.
World envisions a world where women, girls, and families affected by HIV and AIDS have the tools, support and knowledge to live healthy and productive lives with dignity. Our vision is rooted in a commitment to human rights and wellness with the understanding that this includes freedom from violence; access to housing; quality healthcare; food security; physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing; education and economic justice.