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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


Behind The Scenes: A Filmmaker in San Francisco | #PrideInPrevention

Upon seeing AIDS United’s #PrideInPrevention promotion, I knew this topic hit close to home. I live in San Francisco, a city with one of the largest populations of LGBT people and highest rates of HIV in the United States. Nationally, HIV infection rates have raised 22% in gay and bisexual men since 2008 and almost 50,000 people become infected each year. In San Francisco, almost one in four gay or bisexual men is living with HIV.

Posted By: Maya John, San Francisco, California - Friday, May 29, 2015


A.C.E. Takes #PrideinPrevention

“I think HIV prevention is very important. I always encourage friends to get tested and know their status because self care is community care,” Anthony Estrada.

Posted By: Alfredo Flores, MGroup Facilitator/Outreach Prevention Services - Thursday, May 28, 2015


ConnectedBoston | #PrideInPrevention

The objective of Connected Boston, a program of the Multicultural AIDS Coalition, is to provide “men of color who have sex with men” (MSM of Color) with access to sexual, mental, and general health resources in environments where these resources are absent or scarce.

Posted By: Mike Yepes and Matheus Cabral - CONNECTEDBoston Community Action Board - Monday, May 18, 2015


Seeing Red: The Next Generation in the Fight against HIV/AIDS | #PrideInPrevention

Wow! Here we are in 2015 and HIV/AIDS is still affecting millions of people around the world. Who would of thought? This is why the work we do as advocates and health educators is so important! Where are my manners? My name is Benjamin Di’Costa a 24-year-old bisexual man living in Chicago, IL. I currently work in HIV prevention, specifically with young same gender-loving men who are living with HIV or at high risk.

Posted By: Benjamin Di’Costa, Chicago Illinois - Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Wrap it Up | #PrideInPrevention

Hello, my name is Gavin McClanahan. I am 21 years old and part of the Vegas Mpowerment Project in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through the Vegas Mpowerment Project and the Southern Nevada Health District, I help promote safer sex at local bars and bathhouses by handing out condoms, lube, and by helping people learn their HIV status with free testing.

Posted By: Gavin McClanahan, Las Vegas, Nevada - Tuesday, May 12, 2015


The Great Disruption: Carving Out a New Path for Black Gay Men in HIV Advocacy

As we contemplate the way forward for black gay men in this country and most critically how we build a movement, it is crucial that we take a step back to consider our approach. Our approach must be rooted in a commitment to building power, which means that our work has to be community-driven, culturally relevant, and value the impact of meaningful and transformative experiences in our lives. We must have the courage to rival the breathtaking level of scientific advancement in the clinical realm with moral clarity and political will in the community realm. Policy solutions are important, as are medical strategies, but these cannot come at the expense of movement building, these things are all inseparable. Scientific advancement cannot mean our black gay men’s communities are weakened, our organizations fail and our movement leaders are replaced by programmatic managers. This cannot happen.

Posted By: Charles Stephens, Founder and Director of Counter Narrative Project and the co-editor of the anthology Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call - Monday, February 02, 2015


SMYAL has #PrideInPrevention

SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy, including learning to become leaders in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Posted By: Sultan Shakir, Executive Director, SMYAL - Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Hispanic Black Gay Coalition has #PrideInPrevention

The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) works to inspire and empower Hispanic, Latino, and Black LGBTQ communities to improve their lives through activism, education, outreach and counseling. Since 2009, we have worked to bring culturally grounded services and programs to the Greater Boston area. Some of our programs involve youth leadership development, support for survivors of partner abuse, identity support groups, and Gay-Straight Alliance support. Although HBGC is not a direct AIDS Service Organization (ASO), we believe all of our services and programs are preventative in nature and exist to empower and uplift those most at-risk for HIV/AIDS.

Posted By: Corey Yarbrough, Executive Director, Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) - Tuesday, December 02, 2014


A World AIDS Day Conversation: Darlene Nipper and Michael Kaplan

Darlene Nipper, National LGBTQ Task Force Deputy Executive Director with Michael Kaplan, President & CEO of AIDS United, discuss challenges and opportunities to end the HIV epidemic on World AIDS Day.

Posted By: AIDS United - Monday, December 01, 2014

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