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JUL06

AIDS United Calls for Supervised Injection Facilities as Part of Comprehensive HIV Prevention Strategy for People Who Use Drugs

The AIDS United Public Policy Committee, the largest and longest-running national coalition of community-based HIV/AIDS organizations, calls for the local implementation of supervised injection facilities as part of a comprehensive public health approach to reduce overdose deaths, prevent the transmission of HIV and hepatitis C and improve quality of life among people who inject drugs.





JUN20

Jesse Milan, Jr. Named AIDS United Interim President & CEO

The AIDS United Board of Trustees has named Jesse Milan, Jr., a tireless community advocate and nationally recognized leader on HIV/AIDS policies and programs, as interim president and CEO. After participating in last week’s meetings of the Board of Trustees and Public Policy Committee, Milan begins working a regular schedule in the AIDS United office on June 20, to allow 10 days of overlap before the outgoing president and CEO departs on June 30. Milan will serve through the selection and start of a permanent hire, anticipated in fall of 2016.





JUN14

National Research Project Brings Game-Changing Interventions to Scale

AIDS United and Boston University School of Public Health’s Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice (CAHPP) have been tapped to lead a national, first-of-its-kind project to disseminate and test evidence-informed interventions to improve access to HIV care for people who face some of the largest disparities across the United States. Using an implementation-science approach, 12 sites across the country will be supported with practical tools, technical assistance and evaluation expertise to ensure successful replication of four interventions to improve patient outcomes.





FEB23

Monique Tula Named AIDS United Vice President of Programs

AIDS United, dedicated to ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S., has promoted Monique Tula to vice president of programs, overseeing all grant-making and capacity building initiatives at the agency, effective March 1, 2016. Tula brings more than 20 years of progressive leadership, harm reduction and organizational development experience in the HIV field.





FEB16

Lifting of Federal Ban and $2.6 Million in Private Investments in Syringe Exchange Programs Reduces Risk of Future HIV Outbreaks

Scott County became the epicenter of the largest outbreak of HIV in Indiana’s history when more than 188 people became newly infected early last year. This unprecedented injection-drug related HIV outbreak devastated the region and captivated the nation’s attention. The CDC estimates lifetime treatment costs associated with the epidemic may exceed $100 million. Sadly, with sound policy and appropriate resources the outbreak was preventable.





JAN05

Fighting for Social Justice and an end to AIDS in the South

Twenty-one organizations, across nine states in the Deep-South heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS, received critical, innovative, advocacy project funding to advance the rights, health and dignity of people affected by HIV. Through the generous support of the Ford Foundation, AIDS United granted $1.4 million to 21 organizations across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.





OCT22

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) Named Presenting Sponsor of AIDSWatch 2016

AIDSWatch organizers are thrilled to announce The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) as Presenting Sponsor for AIDSWatch 2016. AIDSWatch, the largest constituent-based HIV advocacy event in the U.S., will bring hundreds of HIV advocates to Washington, D.C. from across the country to educate Congress about the policies and resources needed to end the HIV epidemic. In tribute to Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy as an activist in the fight against HIV/AIDS, ETAF is named presenting sponsor and is contributing $100,000 to the event, which is organized by the Treatment Access Expansion Project (TAEP), AIDS United and the US People Living with HIV Caucus. AIDSWatch 2016 will take place February 29 - March 1, 2016, in Washington, D.C.





OCT14

Getting Back to Our Roots: Engaging People Living with HIV as More than Just Patients

With support from AIDS United’s Positive Organizing Project, nine community-based organizations throughout the country will implement innovative approaches to revitalize grassroots mobilization and engagement of people living with HIV. With funding from the Gilead Foundation, the nine grantees will implement programs that improve HIV treatment outcomes by addressing HIV-related stigma and raising awareness of HIV among community leaders and policy makers.





MAY28

Twenty-Seven Community Organizations Receive Critical Funding to Turn Tide of HIV in Deep South

With support from AIDS United, 27 community-based organizations in the U.S. South have developed innovative and effective advocacy projects that protect and advance the health and wellbeing of people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS throughout the Deep South. With support from the Ford Foundation, AIDS United recently granted $1 million to organizations in the Southern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.





APR07

AIDS United AmeriCorps Members Respond to HIV Outbreak in Indiana

Washington D.C., AIDS United AmeriCorps members are responding to the recent HIV outbreak in Southeastern Indiana by providing HIV testing and other key services in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health. Southeastern Indiana, an area with few new HIV diagnoses annually, has confirmed more than 80 new cases this year, with more anticipated. This represents an explosive increase in new HIV diagnoses this year, moving Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to declare a public health emergency.






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