Black AIDS Institute Launches New Website and Sponsors Nationwide Events to Commemorate World AIDS Day

To commemorate World AIDS Day, the Black AIDS Institute is sponsoring several events across the country and launching a new website ( aimed at awareness, education, capacity building, mobilizing advocacy, and improving healthcare access. The mobile-optimized site reflects the true depth of the Institute’s diverse programming. It enables viewers to read the latest HIV related news, join the National Black Healthcare Access Tour, get help signing up for the Affordable Care Act through the 2017 Open Enrollment period, and register for community-sourced events across the nation and more.

“With all that has been going on in our country over the last year, getting involved in World AIDS Day is probably more important now than ever before,” says Phill Wilson, President and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute.  “The Institute is partnering with community based organizations, health departments, corporations, and celebrities to create a national network of activities to mobilize our communities.”

The Institute is collaborating on several events across the country for World AIDS Day which include:

Celebrating Our Lives
Presented by BTAN Maryland and partners
November 30th, 6-9 pm
The Real News Network, 231 N Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Baton Rouge
The Difference Is Us!
Presented by Open Health and Metro Health, with BTAN Baton Rouge
December 1st, 10 am
1520 Thomas H Delpit Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Los Angeles
HIV in Black America: A special screening of 90 Days film and panel discussion Presented by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
December 1st, 7-9 pm
Vision Theater, 3341 W. 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Melbourne, Florida
Prayers of HOPE
Presented by BTAN Melbourne
December 2nd, 8:30-10:30 am
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 2295 Dr. Harvey Riley St., Palm Bay, FL 32905

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Broward County: Light Up Sistrunk
December 1st, 5 pm
Historic Sistrunk Boulevard from NW 9 Ave. to NW 11 Ave.

BTAN and community partners will host Light Up Sistrunk Holiday Wonderland, featuring a toy giveaway and free HIV, STI and hepatitis testing, as well as access to community providers and resources. For information on Light Up Sistrunk, contact City of Fort Lauderdale at (954) 828-4746 or visit

Norfolk, Virginia
Ledisi @ The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour
December 1st, 7:30 pm
Ted Constant Convocation Center, 4320 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529

Faith and Healthcare Forum
Presented by BTAN Richmond with a special appearance by Ledisi
December 2nd, 11-4 pm
Faith Community Baptist Church, 1903 Cool Lane, Richmond, VA 23223

Ledisi @ The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour
December 2nd, 7:30 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel St, Richmond, VA 23220

“Many of the advances we have made in prevention and treatment are under attack,” said Wilson. “All of the tools in the world won’t matter if we don’t have access to them, or understand how they work. The goal of all of these events is to make sure people in our communities have access to the resources they need to stay healthy.”

Source via PR Newswire

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