Brothers United is Indiana’s only African American AIDS Serving Organization in the state. Annually, Brothers United provides vital services to over 1,000 families per year living in Marion County that are infected or affected by HV/AIDS. Currently in the United Stated, African Americans “face the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups in the United States,” according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although blacks make up roughly 14 percent of the U.S. population, in 2009, they accounted for a disproportional 44 percent of new HIV infections, CDC data published in August 2011 shows. One in 16 black men today will be diagnosed with HIV at some point in their life. Two-thirds of new infections are among black women. Among adolescents, blacks account for 70 percent of new cases.
Brothers United offers Confidential Counseling and Testing daily at our office 3737 N. Meridian, Suite 401, Linkage to Care Services to Clients living with HIV, and Care Coordination to keep clients in care. Brothers United is the only agency funded by the Health Foundation to offer services to the House/Ball Community, Internet Outreach & Psycho Social Services.