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The importance of sharing stories and space with youth advocates

In order to end HIV, we need to ensure that the movement has the longevity required to put a stop to an epidemic that is older than what we even consider to be a youth advocate. We need to intentionally ensure we are including youth voices in this fight.

Posted By: Whitney Thomas - Friday, April 09, 2021


Remembering Pedro Zamora on National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day as we work to #StopHIVTogether

When Pedro Zamora disclosed his HIV status to the strangers living with him on The Real World: San Francisco, Zamora became the face of HIV for people watching from their living rooms across the United States. A 21-year-old Cuban immigrant, Zamora had dedicated his life to educating youth about HIV/AIDS.

Posted By: Jake Soria, Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellow - Friday, April 09, 2021


Why transgender equity is critical to ending the HIV epidemic

On this International Transgender Day of Visibility, AIDS United renews our call for the full equality of transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming individuals.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Wednesday, March 31, 2021


The American Rescue Plan, a step forward toward ending the epidemic

On March 11, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan. This plan provides major benefits including $1,400 in stimulus checks, the expansion of unemployment benefits through Sept. 6, 2021 and more than $20 billion in emergency rental assistance. While these items benefit many, our policy team walks us through the specifics of how this bill impacts people living with and vulnerable to HIV.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 12, 2021


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who use drugs

Calculating the true damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is a difficult task. We can note that more than 519,000 Americans have died due to complications from COVID-19 over the past year, but that number does not reflect all of the death and undue suffering this virus and our nation’s response have caused.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 05, 2021


Congressional Community Project Funding: How new rules can benefit HIV organizations.

The House Committee on Appropriations has recently announced new rules for community project funding. This process, also known as earmarking or pork-barrel spending, is the often misunderstood and disparaged funding process of inserting provisions into appropriations bills that allow for the direct funding of certain projects. This means that these funding recipients will not have to respond to requests for proposals to receive federal dollars.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 05, 2021


A reflection from AIDS United's Zamora Fellow on centering racial justice in ending the epidemic

Zamora Public Policy fellow Jake Soria reflects on the importance of centering racial justice in ending the epidemic. Through uplifting the voices of black community members, we can begin to have the needed conversations on how to prioritize Black leaders in HIV advocacy and create effective strategies for ensuring that BIPOC communities are receiving the treatment necessary to result in equitable health outcomes and an end to the HIV epidemic by 2025.

Posted By: Jake Soria, Zamora Public Policy Fellow - Friday, February 26, 2021


Senate confirmations that HIV advocates have been waiting for

The current crises of COVID-19 and HIV have not made as much progress as we would have hoped, especially considering that there have been delays in getting leadership at the Department of Health and Human Services. AIDS United’s policy team has been watching closely, including key confirmation hearings for HHS leadership.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 26, 2021


Five things people living with HIV need to know about the next COVID package

While we are still awaiting the official bill text from the House Budget Committee, there are several items that we are watching in this next round of COVID relief. We anticipate this bill will closely resemble the $1.9 trillion package that President Biden outlined, but this bill is likely to face hurdles passing the Senate.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 19, 2021


How Biden’s first week in office impacts the work to end the HIV epidemic

Over the coming weeks, we are hopeful that the Biden administration will not only continue to address COVID-19 but also begin to lay the foundation for ending the epidemic by 2025.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, January 29, 2021

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