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SEP07

Helping Formerly Incarcerated People Living with HIV Stay in Care: Good for Them, Good for the Community

The time after incarceration is one of increased vulnerability and formerly incarcerated people may be particularly susceptible to drug overdose, suicide, or re-arrest. Without linkage interventions, barriers to care that existed prior to entering a correctional facility remain. A successful re-entry linkage-to-care intervention can provide the "link" between the correctional facility and community medical care, and other services, thereby maintaining or improving clinical health status, such as non-detectible viral load. When successful, these interventions can decrease HIV transmission, reduce recidivism, improve quality of life for individuals and, ultimately, for communities.

Posted By: Melissa Werner, Senior Program Manager - Wednesday, September 07, 2016


JUN28

Science Alone Can't Create a Just World

I often talk about what it was like testing HIV-positive in 1992, when the only treatment available was AZT. Today, I consider the bounty of treatments available and the many more in development. I think of what science has done for me, this field, and for so many others like me. Yet science alone can’t create a just world. In its purest form, science can be cold, calculated, and simply focused on what can be proven true or false. Science has delivered both cures and bombs, has been used for both good and bad. While science has the potential to fix much of what ails us — it won’t work for the advancement of us all without being firmly steeped in and led by our values.

Posted By: Michael Kaplan, President & CEO, AIDS United - Tuesday, June 28, 2016


JUN24

Expanding Access to Care for Americans Living with HIV Through the HIV Clinical Services Improvement Act

On June 22nd, two briefings on Capitol Hill took place to educate Congressional staffers and community members about the HIV Clinical Services Improvement Act. The bill would strengthen and increase the sustainability of HIV clinics by making all Ryan White Part C clinics eligible for enhanced Medicaid reimbursements, similar to how Federal Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are currently reimbursed.

Posted By: AIDS United Policy Department - Friday, June 24, 2016


DEC01

World AIDS Day 2015: Making the Promise a Reality

This World AIDS Day, help us make the promise a reality. Please consider a tax-deductible year-end gift or monthly pledge to AIDS United. By investing in our work, we can continue to advance our mission of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.

Posted By: Michael Kaplan, President & CEO, AIDS United - Tuesday, December 01, 2015


SEP08

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


JUL31

National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2.0 Unveiled at Morehouse School of Medicine

At the beginning of an hours-long symposium held at Morehouse School or Medicine, the Office of National AIDS Policy Director unveiled the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated To 2020. Minutes prior, President Obama signed an executive orderlaunching the new updated strategy and directing federal agencies to implement it. The executive order and updated strategy encompass previous executive orders on the HIV Care Continuum Initiative and recommendations of the Federal Interagency Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities. Addressing the gathering in a video, the President said:

Posted By: AIDS United Policy Department - Friday, July 31, 2015


JUL29

Missions Align, Improving Access and Fighting Disparities to End the HIV Epidemic

The synergy between WellCare and AIDS United is clear – and I’m thrilled that our goals so closely align. An investment in AIDS United’s work to end the HIV epidemic will help expand access to health care for people who need it most. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is a sound investment for WellCare, a company that is truly committed to improving the health of our communities.

Posted By: Dr. Robert “Bobby” Hilliard, Jr., AIDS United Trustee - Wednesday, July 29, 2015


JUL27

Connection & Inspiration: The 2015 Access to Care Convening

In mid-June, AIDS United brought together representatives from its Access to Care and Retention in Care initiatives for the fifth and final Access to Care Convening. Representatives from partner organizations came from across the country to meet in Washington DC, to share successes and challenges, to discuss lessons learned from the ground-breaking initiatives, to hear presentations on the national evaluation documenting the positive impact of their work for people living with HIV, and to celebrate the connections and collaboration that have been fostered over the years.

Posted By: Erin Nortrup, Senior Program Manager - Access to Care, AIDS United - Monday, July 27, 2015


JUL22

Peers Reduce Isolation and Barriers to Care

When I first came to this country from Haiti it was really hard to find someone to talk to. I worked with a Peer from [a similar agency] that would come to my house. We would write down everything I wanted to discuss with my doctor. Then he would go with me to my doctor’s appointment and share what we had written down. It was very helpful.

Posted By: Patrick Lucien, Peer Advocate, AIDS Action Committee - Wednesday, July 22, 2015


JUL16

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



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