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Join AIDS United at the United States Conference on AIDS

Later this week, September 10 - 13, the 19th annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) will take place here in Washington, DC. The conference is the largest HIV/AIDS- related conference in the United States and will bring together activists, providers, case managers, and more.

Posted By: AIDS United - Tuesday, September 08, 2015


AIDS United: Making the Promise a Reality

For almost three decades, AIDS United has supported community-driven responses to the HIV epidemic around the country that reach the nation’s most disproportionately affected people, including gay and bisexual men, communities of color, women, people living in the Deep South, people struggling with substance abuse, those living in poverty, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Posted By: AIDS United - Thursday, July 16, 2015


“Taking HIV Prevention to Church”

Everywhere you look in New Orleans, the face of God follows. Our football team is composed of Saints. A classic image of our city is St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square with its three black spires pointed toward the heavens despite that its foundation is below sea level. There are streets named for Christian martyrs, as well as Piety Street, Annunciation Street, and the most straightforward of all, Religious Street. Although many faiths are practiced freely in New Orleans, including Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, and even Santeria, the Christian influence on the city is perhaps the oldest and most pronounced in its landscape.

Posted By: Alison Huddleston, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team NOLA - Wednesday, July 08, 2015


Cartoons Aren’t Just for Kids – Using Animation to Inform about HIV

With all the great experiences and memories made throughout our AmeriCorps service year at our agencies and in our community, Team New Mexico (Albuquerque-Santa Fe) wanted to create a Long Term Project (LTP) that would continue beyond this year for future audiences and teams to experience.

Posted By: Nick Karnezis, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team New Mexico - Thursday, July 02, 2015


Beyond Testing: Empowering Women to Pursue Healthy Lives

While I still have a lot to learn and do during my service, I appreciate each moment with my clients. I am part of a conversation; an exploration of a complex yet often overlooked human experience. While subtle, I can see that I am offering something beyond testing – I’m offering dignity, a break from fear, from the unknown, and from stigma.

Posted By: Delaney Green, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team New Orleans - Saturday, May 30, 2015


A Conversation with Jennifer Sinkfield, AmeriCorps Alum

I have been surrounded by women empowerment and education my entire life. My mother is a women empowerment leader. She spent a lot of time working in domestic violence and helping women when my sister and I were growing up. Being exposed to that, I have gravitated towards working with and empowering women myself.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Program Manager, AIDS United AmeriCorps Alum ‘09-11 - Friday, March 13, 2015


Applauding Our Sheroes

Through our work at AIDS United, we have the opportunity to work with amazing Sheros, and to commemorate the 10th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), we called upon these leaders to share what this day means to them. The AIDS United Shero Series – Highlighting Women Making a Difference in the Field, featured a week’s worth of blogs from amazing women who make a difference every day, which echoed the importance of bringing attention to the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls in the United States.

Posted By: Angela Knudson, Program Manager -Retention in Care, AIDS United - Friday, March 13, 2015


Women Matter

In the United States, one in four people living with HIV are women. Of these women, two out of three are Black. HIV affects all of us. Understanding the overall effect of HIV on society, especially as a Black Woman, motivates me to work in the fight and add to the momentum of change. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the importance of woman’s health and spotlight the need for HIV prevention and treatment services for women.

Posted By: Alex Montgomery, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team Atlanta - Friday, March 13, 2015


The Tidal Wave of HIV is in Front of Us, Not Behind Us, and it is Full of Girls

I have been an advocate for women with HIV for more than two decades now. I’m not entirely sure how it happened. I know why it happened though. I started finding my voice because I needed information. I wanted answers. I was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 and I didn’t know another woman in the world with HIV. That seems strange, almost laughable now. In a world where women and girls bear more than half of the HIV infections globally, I am only one, but I am most certainly not alone.

Posted By: Dawn Averitt, Founder and Emeritus Board Member, The Well Project - Thursday, March 12, 2015


Our Partners…Our Inspirations…

One of our favorite women spent over two months in the hospital, incredibly sick and undiagnosed because doctors didn't think to test her for HIV (perhaps because she is a woman, African-American, professional, or all of the above). As she lay dying, doctors eventually tested her and learned that she was living with HIV/AIDS. Despite a bleak diagnosis at that time, she is thriving today and a leading advocate for women living with HIV/AIDS in our community. She is our partner and our inspiration.

Posted By: Lauren Banks, Chief Policy & Advocacy Officer, AIDS Alabama Dafina M. Ward, JD, Chief Prevention Officer, AIDS Alabama - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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