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We believe in the value of smiling at each individual we serve. We believe in the power of laughter and the nourishment of a caring word.  Each day the BAO Team changes lives.  BAO is much more than a building that houses services - it's a family with a rich history of caring for neighbors, friends, and individuals.


BAO has been saving and transforming lives since 1985 as Alabama's first AIDS Service Organization.  The agency was founded as a “grass-roots” response to the devastating and fatal impact HIV/AIDS was having on the Birmingham community. 


Today BAO provides free services to over 800 HIV positive individuals and touches thousands of lives through community events, HIV testing, and prevention outreach.

The mission of BAO is to enhance the quality of life for people living with HIV / AIDS, at-risk, affected individuals, and the LGBTQ community through outreach, age-appropriate prevention education, and supportive services.  


The BAO Professional Team and Board of Directors are passionate about improving the lives of our HIV positive friends and neighbors, and helping our community fight HIV & AIDS with prevention education and community events.  We are proud to be part of a wonderful organization that has touched countless lives in the Birmingham metro area.  


If you would like to learn more about BAO please consider getting involved and attending our fundraising and community events.

Content Warning 

This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website.

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​Find us: 

205 32nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00-6:00PM

Wednesday 10:00-6:00PM

Friday 9:00-1:00PM

Photo Credits, Kenneth Smith Photography &

Edward Badham Visual Productionsho