2009 AIDS IN BLACK AMERICA CitySheet Los Angeles, California Mayor The Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa 200 N. Spring St. #303, Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-978-0721, email@example.com Los Angeles www.mayor.lacity.org City AIDS Coordinator Stephen David Simon, J.D. 201 N. Figueroa #100, Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-202-2750, firstname.lastname@example.org www.lacityaids.org L os Angeles, California’s rich creative industry is exported throughout the country and the world by its many studios and filmmakers. Less known County AIDS Director is the legacy of Black performers that made Central Avenue sizzle in the Mario J Perez early years such as Lucius Brooks, Spencer Williams and Dorothy Dandrige. 600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 10th Fl. Since then Halle Berry and Forest Whitaker have gone on to win Oscars for roles Los Angeles, CA 90005 that went beyond mainstream producers’ usual depiction of Black characters. 213-351-8000, email@example.com The city can sometimes feel like an ocean of sprawl connected by freeways www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/aids and overpasses. The city encompasses the harbor and beach communities and the valley districts over the mountains. Besides the entertainment industry, healthcare and aircraft development are some of the area’s largest employers. State AIDS Director Michelle Roland, M.D. Celebrities such as Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Sheryl Lee Ralph can often be 1616 Capitol #616, Sacramento, CA 95814 found lending their support and speaking out to raise awareness and increase 916-449-5900, firstname.lastname@example.org HIV prevention and treatment. There are a lot of resources here for area activists www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/AIDS to tap into. We are proud to call Los Angeles home and to share the city with so many pioneering organizations like the Minority AIDS Project, Women Alive, Bienestar, Oasis Clinic, AIDS Project Los Angeles and the AIDS Healthcare State Health Department Director Foundation. Mark Horton 1501 Capitol #2004, Sacramento, CA 95814 Societies with policies addressing stigma are better prepared to combat AIDS. 916-558-1784, email@example.com At the federal level, prevention and treatment planning are hindered by the www.cdph.ca.gov absence of a national AIDS strategy. In California, mobilizers work under the following aspects of their HIV/AIDS policy environment: m California activists have fought to ensure that prevention strategies like needle exchange and comprehensive sex and HIV/STI education are available in the fight against the disease. m Although sex education is voluntary in the state, the statute mandates that HIV prevention information, contraception and abstinence be covered. CitySheets are a service of Black AIDS Institute m California criminalizes intentional HIV transmission. 1833 W. Eighth St. #200 Los Angeles, CA 90057-4920 The city and county have recently launched initiatives to reach first-time testers 213-353-3610 and to encourage residents to know their HIV status. Area mobilizers will have 213-989-0181 fax to work hard to achieve their goals and raise awareness in this era of deep state www.BlackAIDS.org cuts in prevention and programs funding. California’s leadership on AIDS is Submit suggestions or corrections to under siege today. programs@BlackAIDS.org Incidence and Prevalence: A Snapshot of the Epidemic in Los Angeles Black White Latino/a1 Los Angeles County Population by Race/Ethnicity2 8.9% (883,911) 49.3% (4,870,294) 47.1% (4,658,878) Percentage and Actual Number of People Living with HIV/AIDS by 22% (9,121) 35% (14,642) 39% (16,132) Race/Ethnicity, Los Angeles County, as of December 1, 20083 Rate of People Living with HIV/AIDS per 100,000 People by Race/ 967 471 331 Ethnicity, Los Angeles County, as of December 1, 20083 People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity, Los Angeles County, as 23% (4,208) 35% (6,256) 37% (6,654) of December 1, 20083 People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity, Los Angeles County, as 21% (4,913) 35% (8,386) 40% (9,478) of December 31, 20073 Percentage of New AIDS Diagnoses by Race/Ethnicity, Los Angeles 21.4% (136) 15% (96) 41.6% (264) County, 20083 Percentage and Actual Number of People Living with HIV/AIDS by 18.8% (18,971) 47.2% (47,061) 29.6% (29,803) Race/Ethnicity, California, as of January 31, 20094 Transmission Routes: How Are Black People in Los Angeles Getting HIV? Black Men Reported Risk Behavior Percent Black Men Reporting Transmission Routes/Behavioral Risk of Black Men Diagnosed with Men Who Have Sex with Men 54% (73) AIDS, Los Angeles County, 20073 Men Who Have Sex with Men/ 7% (9) Injection Drug Use Injection Drug Use — (<5) Heterosexual Contact — (<5) Black Women Reported Risk Behavior Percent Black Women Reporting Transmission Routes/Behavioral Risk of Black Women Diagnosed Heterosexual Contact 27% (12) with AIDS, Los Angeles County, 20073 Injection Drug Use 11% (5) Other or Unreported Risk 58% (26) Segments of the Black Community Age <13 13-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+ Black People Living with AIDS by Age Group, Los Angeles County, <1% <1% 4% 15% 43% 29% 8% 20083 (8) (14) (182) (760) (2,122) (1,417) (410) AIDS Deaths Year Black White Latino/a1 Percent and Number of Annual Deaths among People Diagnosed 2002 28% (175) 32% (203) 37% (235) with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity, Los Angeles County, 2002-063 2003 28% (179) 35% (221) 34% (213) 2004 27% (175) 35% (227) 35% (230) 2005 25% (144) 36% (208) 36% (206) 2006 24% (116) 38% (182) 33% (157) Notes: 1. Latino/a includes those of all races. 6. Los Angeles County includes 88 incorporated cities and numerous unincorporated 2. Source: U.S. Census Bureau. 2005-2007 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates. areas. Cities include Los Angeles City, Long Beach, Pasadena, Inglewood, Carson, http://Factfinder.census.gov. Accessed September, 2009. and Compton. Unincorporated areas include Baldwin Hills, East Compton, East Los 3. Source: Los Angeles County of Public Health. HIV Epidemiology Program. January Angeles, Ladera Heights, West Carson, and West Compton. 2009 HIV/AIDS Semi-Annual Surveillance Summary. Cases reported as of 12/31/08. 7. ALL 2008 DATA ARE PROVISIONAL DUE TO REPORTING DELAY. Accessed 9/2009. www. publichealth.lacounty.gov/hiv/ 8. California Confidential AIDS case reporting, by name, began in March 1983. 4. Source: California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS, HIV/AIDS Case Registry 9. California HIV reporting was first implemented on July 1, 2002, by non-name code Section, data as of January 31, 2009. 2009 HIV/AIDS Statistics. http://www.cdph. 10. HIV reporting by name began on April 17, 2006 ca.gov/data/statistics/Pages/OAHIVAIDSStatistics.aspx. Accessed 9/2009. 11. HIV Incidence Surveillance reporting began on March 1, 2005. 5. 2007 Data are provisional, numbers are based on tests not necessarily individuals. 12. Not all Races/Ethnicities included. Percentages may not equal 100. Black Civil and The CitySheet Series Social Organizations This CitySheet is a resource intended to provide Black community stakeholders that want to get involved in stopping the disease with AIDS information and potential partners. These numbers represent real people in NAACP Brotherhood Crusade your community who are impacted by HIV Los Angeles Branch 200 E. Slauson Ave. and AIDS. These organizations represent PO Box 6408 Los Angeles, CA 90011 traditional Black leadership and have an Los Angeles, CA 90056 323-846-1649 important role to play in ending AIDS in the 310-397-1171 323-235-5536 fax Black community. In our annual State of AIDS reports, we 310-397-1179 fax www.brotherhoodcrusade.org assess the national picture of AIDS in Black firstname.lastname@example.org Charisse Bremond- Weaver, President communities. Unfortunately, from year to www.naacp-losangeles.org year, the reality persists: Blacks bear the brunt Leon Jenkins, President Black Journalists Association of of HIV/AIDS in America, no matter how you Southern California look at it, whether by gender, age, sexual National Coalition of 100 Black P. O. Box 75129 orientation, geography, and socioeconomic Women Los Angeles, CA 90075 class. The reasons for high infection rates Los Angeles Chapter www.bjasc.org among Black people are complicated P.O. Box 56337 www.nabj.org and numerous; poverty, homelessness, Los Angeles, CA 90056-0337 Lisa Cox, President incarceration, STDs, widespread concurrent 310-837-5495 sexual partnerships in dense networks. These www.ncbw.org Jewel’s Catch One immense and inter-connected challenges Dove Savage Pinkney, President 4067 W. Pico Blvd. require powerful and varied responses Los Angeles, CA 90019 that span across all sectors of the Black National Council of Negro Women 323-734-8849 community. Southern California Area 323-734-2467 fax Local Information Council House www.jewelscatchone.com In this CitySheet we look at the local 3720 W. 54th St Jewel Thais-Williams, Founder and picture. While most of this information is Los Angeles, CA 90043 Owner publicly available in health department 323-299-9751 reports and websites, it is presented here 323-299-8751 fax Rainbow PUSH under our focus on Black people, framed by www.ncnw.org 1313 W. 8th St. #232 our analysis and call to action. There is still Othetta Glover , California Co-Convener Los Angeles, CA 90017 a lot we don’t know about the epidemic; at 213-483-3500 least 25% of people who are infected don’t National Action Network 213-483-3577 fax know their status, and our ability to monitor Western Regional Office www.rainbowpush.org the epidemic is not perfect. 5003 S. La Brea Ave. Mishael Israel, Executive Director Use this information as you see fit. Call Los Angeles, CA 90056 the radio stations and politicians, connect 323-293-2406 Congressional Black Caucus the civil rights organizations with the AIDS www.nationalactionnetwork.net The Honorable Maxine Waters organizations, and talk to your neighbors Tony R. Wafford, President California, 35th District about the numbers. Ending AIDS in Black email@example.com 10124 S. Broadway #1 America starts with you. Los Angeles, CA 90003 Join our efforts; a description of our 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc. 323-757-8900 mobilization campaigns including Test 3701 Stocker St. #309 323-757-9506 fax 1 Million is available on our website. For Los Angeles, CA 90008 www.house.gov/waters assistance on turning this information into 323-294-7444 www.cbcfinc.org action, please call the Black AIDS Institute at www.100bmla.org 213-353-3610. www.100blackmen.org Congressional Black Caucus Notes on the Data Donald Lancaster, President The Honorable Laura Richardson m Data is collected each year, but due to California, 37th District backlogs and reporting schedules the most Los Angeles Urban League 100 W. Broadway current numbers are not always available. 3450 Mount Vernon Dr. West Tower #600 m Information is presented at the city, Los Angeles, CA 90008 Long Beach, CA 90802 county and state level, depending on what 323-299-9660 562-436-3828 was available. Jurisdictions are noted. www.laul.org 562-437-6434 fax m Some data show the number/ www.nul.org www.richardson.house.gov percentage of HIV infections alone and in Blair H. Taylor, President www.cbcfinc.org some cases HIV infections are combined with cases of full blown AIDS. Be mindful of this National Pan-Hellenic Council Congressional Black Caucus distinction. Western Region The Honorable Diane E. Watson m HIV is primarily transmitted through P. O. Box 431152 California, 33rd District sex, injection drug use, and in childbirth. Los Angeles, CA 90043 4322 Wilshire Blvd. #302 HIV is spread through blood, semen, vaginal www.nphchq.org Los Angeles, CA 90010 fluids and breast milk. Transmission route Edward Carter, President 323-965-1422 information is collected from people who 323-965-1113 fax test positive for HIV to find out how they think they got infected; also known as Lucy Florence Cultural Center www.house.gov/watson “self-reporting.” The transmission route 3351 W. 43rd St. www.cbcfinc.org information is not intended to stigmatize Los Angeles, CA 90008 groups or behaviors but to inform prevention 323-293-1356 Coalition of Black Trade Unionists planning efforts. 323-293-1276 fax Southern California Chapter m Organizational contact information www.lucyflorence.builderspot.com 213-760-8696 represents that which was available at the firstname.lastname@example.org www.cbtu.org time this CitySheet was published. Ron and Richard Harris, Owners Ruby Spann, President HIV/AIDS Organizations Black AIDS Institute AIDS Project Los Angeles California Black Women’s 323-660-2450 1833 W. 8th St. #200 611 S. Kingsley Dr. Health Project www.childrenshospitlla.org Los Angeles, CA 90057 Los Angeles, CA 90005 101 N. La Brea Ave. #610 Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, 213-353-3610 213-201-1543 Inglewood, CA 90301 President and Chief Executive 213-989-0181 fax www.apla.org 310-412-1828 Officer www.BlackAIDS.org Craig E. Thompson, Executive 310-412-0923 fax email@example.com Phill Wilson, Founder and Chief Director www.cabwhp.org Executive Officer Crystal Crawford, Esq., Chief In the Meantime Men’s PhillWilson@blackaids.org Women Alive Executive Officer Group, Inc. 1566 Burnside Ave. firstname.lastname@example.org P. O. Box 29861 Asian Pacific AIDS Los Angeles, CA 90019 Los Angeles, CA 90024 Intervention Team 323-965-1564 Diva Foundation 323-733-4868 605 W. Olympic Blvd. #610 323-965-1564 fax 900 Sunset Blvd, #709 email@example.com Los Angeles, CA 90015 www.women-alive.org West Hollywood, CA 90069 Jeffrey King, Founder and 213-553-1835 Carrie Broadus, Executive 323-396-8951 Executive Director 213-553-1833 fax Director 323-936-0323 fax www.apaitonline.org firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Minority AIDS Project www.Divassimplysinging.com 5149 Jefferson Blvd. LA Gay & Lesbian Center Oasis Clinic Sheryl Lee Ralph, Founder Los Angeles, CA 90016 1625 N. Schrader Blvd. 1807 E. 120th St. 323-936-4949 Los Angeles, CA 90028-6213 Los Angeles, CA 90059 Children’s Hospital LA www.map-usa.org 323-993-7400 310-668-4213 4650 Sunset Blvd. Victor P. McKamie, M.P.A., www.lagaycenter.org 310-631-2934 fax Los Angeles, CA 90027 Executive Director Lori L. Jean, Chief Executive www.oasisclinicla.org Officer Wilbert C. Jordan, M.D., M.P.H., firstname.lastname@example.org Medical Director JWCH Institute, Inc. 1910 W. Sunset Blvd. #650 Los Angeles, CA 90026 Common Ground-the Westside HIV Community Center Black Media 213-484-1186 2012 Lincoln Blvd. 213-413-3443 fax Santa Monica, CA 90405 L.A. Metropolitan Gazette KTWV 94.7 FM www.jwchinstitute.org 310-314-5480 14621 Titus St. #228 5670 Wilshire Blvd. #200 Alvaro Ballesteros, M.B.A., Chief 310-314-5487 fax Van Nuys, CA 91402 Los Angeles, CA 90036 Executive Officer www.commongroundwestside. Hilliard Hamm, Publisher www.947wave.com email@example.com org 310-840-7100 Sharon Chamberlain, Executive KJAZZ 88.1 FM Bienestar Human Services Director 1288 N Bellflower Blvd. L.A. Watts Times 5326 Beverly Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90815 3540 Wilshire Blvd. #PH3, Los Angeles, CA 90022 Being Alive 562-985-5566 Los Angeles, CA 90010 323-727-7896 7531 Santa Monica Blvd. #100 562-985-2982 fax 213-251-5700, ext. 211 323-727-0284 fax West Hollywood, CA 90046 www.jazzandblues.org 213-251-5720 fax www.bienestar.org 323-874-4322 www.lawattstimes.com Oscar De La O, President and 323-969-8753 fax KHHT 92.3 FM Executive Director www.beingalivela.org 3400 W. Olive Ave. #550 KPWR 105.9 FM firstname.lastname@example.org Kevin Kurth, Executive Director Burbank, CA 91505 2600 W. Olive Ave., 8th Fl. email@example.com 818-559-2252 Burbank, CA 91505 AltaMed Health Services, 818-955-8178 fax 818-953-4200 Inc. AIDS Healthcare www.hot923.com 818-848-0961 fax 500 Citadel Dr. #490 Foundation www.power106.fm Los Angeles, CA 90040 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Fl. Los Angeles Sentinel 323-725-8751 Los Angeles, CA 90028 3800 Crenshaw Blvd. Wave Newspapers www.altamed.org 323-860-5200 Los Angeles, CA 90008 1730 W. Olympic Blvd. #500 Castulo de la Rocha, J.D., 323-962-8513 fax 323-299-3800 Los Angeles, CA 90015 President and Chief Executive www.aidshealth.org 323-299-9896 fax 323-556-5720 Officer Michael Weinstein, President www.lasentinel.net 213-835-0584 fax firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Jennifer Thomas, Publisher www.wavenewspapers.com Black AIDS Institute This project is funded, in part, by The Black AIDS Institute, founded in 1999, is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank in the the generous contributions of United States focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute’s mission is to stop the AIDS the Ford Foundation, Broadway pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black leaders, institutions and Cares and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute conducts HIV policy research, interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, builds capacity, disseminates FORD information, and provides advocacy and mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically FOUNDATION Black point of view.
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