"We can be the generation to stamp out AIDS".

BASUAH stands for Brothers And Sisters United Against HIV/AIDS, and is a program of the Illinois Department of Public Health. BASUAH has over 2000 BASUAH Ambassadors around the state, trained as peer educators. To learn more about the program visit http://www.basuah.org/.



Thursday, March 6, 2014

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

Send an e-card to a special Woman or Girl in honor of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – March 10




According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, in 2011, women and adolescent girls (aged 13 and older) accounted for 21% of the estimated 49,273 new diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States. Black, Hispanic/Latino, and white women represented 97% (9,901) of estimated new diagnoses of HIV infection among all women in 2011. Among a total of 10,270 new HIV diagnoses among women and adolescent girls, 86% of HIV infections were attributed to heterosexual contact and 14% to injection drug use. Overall, CDC estimates that 279,100 women and adolescent girls were living with HIV at the end of 2009 and that 15% of those did not know that they were infected. This means they are not getting life-saving treatment or taking steps to protect their partners.

Additional Resources
http://www.cdc.gov/features/womengirlshivaids/
http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/about/
http://greaterthan.org/campaign/empowered/ 

Click on the image to send an e- card today.

Friday, February 21, 2014


Look who made BASUAH their featured campaign of the month @CDCNPIN. Good job BASUAH Ambassadors - 3000+ & growing check it out http://t.co/HjjQsWYdTZ


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

AMBASSADORS SPREAD THE WORD!


Remain Active and Involved...Its Simple 


Join our Twibbon campaign and ask others in your network to do the same by visiting http://twb.ly/1bZyAhi to add a red ribbon to your Facebook or Twitter profile.


Share this Public Service Announcement link http://youtu.be/wyLAzFILoak   


However you Share...Share


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day



National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD),

Held annually on February 7 serves as a reminder of the HIV crisis plaguing African Americans and communities of color across the United States. “I Am My Brothers and Sisters Keeper” the theme for this year, stresses the value and importance of collaboration and unity throughout our communities. The time is NOW, not later… get educated, get tested, get treated and get involved with HIV/AIDS prevention.
Help spread awareness. Join our campaign and show your support for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by adding a ribbon to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture or temporarily replacing your Facebook cover photo with this image.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Global Health Corp Fellowships Close Jan. 26!

Global Health Corps’ fellowship applications close on January 26th!  GHC pairs talented, passionate, young professionals with healthcare organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. Excellent paid positions are available in high impact NGOs and government agencies. Visit http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/