CDC recommends HIV testing for those who have engaged in the
following behaviors that increase risk of HIV transmission:13,14
• injected drugs or steroids or shared equipment (such as needles,
syringes, works) with others
• had unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with men who have sex
with men, multiple partners, or anonymous partners
• exchanged sex for drugs or money
• been diagnosed with or treated for hepatitis, tuberculosis, or a
sexually transmitted disease (STD), like syphilis
• had unprotected sex with anyone who falls into an above category,
or with someone whose history is unknown.
Fellows are selected from HIV prevention and AIDS service organizations in the U.S. that serve the African American community. AAHU serves as a capacity building tool for these organizations in that their AAHU Fellow becomes a highly-trained HIV/AIDS science and mobilization specialist at minimal cost to the organization. The fellows also serve in their greater communities as in-house experts on HIV science, treatment and prevention.
The Black AIDS Institute was established to address HIV/AIDS health disparities by mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront the epidemic in their communities. Their motto describes a commitment to self-preservation: "Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution." If you are ready to take it to the next level, contact Sonya Taylor, training manager ( 213) 353.3610 Phill Wilson, serves as the Black AIDS Institue Executive Director.