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COVID-19 shows why harm reduction programs must be treated as essential services

A new resource from AIDS United underscores how the COVID-19 pandemic reinforces the urgent need to support syringe services and harm reduction programs as essential services.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Wednesday, December 16, 2020


Adapting harm reduction strategies to navigate winter and COVID-19

This winter is likely going to be a long and dark one for many of us, particularly those of us who use drugs. Overdose deaths have never been higher while COVID-19 rates are rising exponentially and COVID-related deaths are skyrocketing.

Posted By: Drew Gibson - Wednesday, December 02, 2020


Looking back on the first Midwest Syringe Services Programs: Virtual Institute

In collaboration with local health departments, community partners and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AIDS United brought together more than 260 people working in harm reduction for our first-ever Midwest Syringe Services Program: Virtual Institute.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Thursday, October 08, 2020


AIDS United remembers Henry van Ameringen

In more than a decade of giving, Henry van Ameringen supported some of AIDS United’s most challenging work and never wavered in his commitment to helping the most marginalized. Support from the H. van Ameringen Foundation has expanded the reach and scope of HIV and harm reduction services across the country, particularly in rural areas and Puerto Rico.

Posted By: Anselmo Fonseca, Julio J. Fonseca, Zach Ford - Wednesday, October 07, 2020


This Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, meet 10 leaders in the fight to #StopHIVTogether

Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day offers an important reminder for us that the work to stop HIV must involve cultivating the leadership of communities in the South to stop HIV together.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Wednesday, August 19, 2020


All of us living with HIV are aging with HIV

There have been many advances in treatment, and those of us living with HIV are also living longer, healthier lives. More than half the people living with HIV are over 50 right now, and that number is only going to grow. This is why a focus on HIV and aging is so critical.

Posted By: Warren Gill - Thursday, August 06, 2020


A long-term survivor’s hope: End the HIV epidemic

HIV Long-term Survivors Day, a day set aside to recognize the accomplishment of surviving and the needs of those of us who are thriving and aging with HIV. There are many unique things that we who are long-term survivors need to continue surviving, but there is one that we want for everyone: to end the HIV epidemic in the United States.

Posted By: Jesse Milan - Friday, June 05, 2020


From Logging to Leading: Meet Christa Weathers of the Open Aid Alliance

I found my way to this work in the most unlikely place. I was slaving away in 100 degree heat slinging lumber around while dressed in leather chaps, leather gloves and skin tight jeans. Sounds provocative but I hated every minute of it.

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Christa Weathers, Open Aid Alliance - Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Putting It Simply: Harm Reduction Works

Thomas Bridgen, the Grants Lead for people who use drugs at the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF) in London, on how he became involved in harm reduction, a funder’s perspective on investing in harm reduction, and his motivations for doing this work.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Tuesday, April 30, 2019


On the Importance of Mailing Checks

Zach, program manager for the Syringe Access Fund, reflects on the importance of administrative details of his work.

Posted By: Zach Ford, Program Manager - Monday, April 29, 2019

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