The ISIS Project

The Balm In Gilead is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with an international mission to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS throughout the African diaspora. Now, the Balm has taken on another health challenge: the need to expand screening programs for HPV and cervical cancer within the African-American population.

The goal of the Black Women's Health Alert, the Balm's HPV and cervical cancer initiative, is to educate black women about HPV and cervical cancer and empower them to take action. The centerpiece of the initiative is The ISIS Project (Intimate Sessions for Informed Sexuality). The project has sponsored educational events throughout the country, designed to mobilize and engage black women from all social and financial classes in a dialogue regarding their sexuality, spirituality and medical health -- specifically HPV and cervical cancer.