History of BLAIDS Established in 1991 in response to high rates of HIV/AIDS infections and low admission rates to four-year universities in the Black and Latino communities. The goal of BLAIDS is educating the Black and Latino communities about HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the pursuit of higher education. The Black Latino AIDS Project (BLAIDS) is a collaboration between two campus organizations Black Pre-Health Organization (BPHO) Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM).
What does BLAIDS do? Information distribution Condom distribution Sites on campus at UCLA High School presentations Collaboration with other on campus groups- Proyecto de Jornaleros, Latino Student Health Project, Black Hypertension Project Increase awareness about HIV/AIDS Tabling in De Neve Plaza Condom Demo at a HS Site
BLAIDS in action Presenting STD slides at HS Site Tabling at Beat ‘SC Rally Presentation in Tecate, Mexico
High Schools in LAUSD and Beyond Dorsey High School Manual Arts High School Roosevelt High School Central LA High School Westchester High School El Rancho High School View Park Continuation High School And many more to come- we are constantly expanding our service recipient base.
BLAIDS Mother Organizations BLAIDS mother organizations are Black Pre-Health Organization (BPHO) and Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) BPHO meetings are held Tuesdays of even weeks at 5pm in the SAC. CCM meetings are every Tuesday at 6pm in Franz 1260. http://www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/ccm/ BLAIDS Directors 2009-2010
Volunteering with BLAIDS BLAIDS volunteers do not have to be members of either of the mother organizations as long as they attend a BLAIDS training (held at the beginning of each quarter), or attend a director’s office hour. The BLAIDS office is in SAC 106E with all of the other health empowerment organizations of the Community Programs Office.
Contact BLAIDS to get involved! Email email@example.com to find out more information about upcoming trainings, sites and other general information. Visit our website at: http://www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/blaids/ for up to date information and to learn more about our project. Join BLAIDS on Facebook Join BLAIDS on orgsync. Visit www.orgsync.com, create an account as a UCLA student, search for the Black Latino AIDS project, Password: uclabruins