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Domestic Violence Affects Women Living with HIV at 2 Times National Rate; Trauma Increases Chances of Becoming Infected and Complicates Treatment

AIDS United hosts congressional briefing to raise awareness about and address the intersection of women, violence and HIV.Today, more than 1 in 3 women in the United States will experience significant physical or sexual violence in their lives, often perpetrated by current or former intimate partners, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sadly, the rate of intimate partner violence (IPV) and other trauma is even higher among women living with HIV.


The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) is Presenting Sponsor of AIDSWatch 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 23, 2014) -- AIDSWatch organizers are thrilled to announce The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) as Presenting Sponsor for the two-day AIDSWatch 2015 program. It is the U.S.’ largest constituent-based HIV advocacy event, bringing together hundreds of HIV advocates to Washington, D.C. from all around the country to educate members of Congress about the legislative priorities and resources needed to help bring an end to this epidemic. In tribute to Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy as an activist in the fight against HIV/AIDS, ETAF will help fund the event, which is organized by the Treatment Access Expansion Project (TAEP), AIDS United and the US People Living with HIV Caucus. AIDSWatch 2015 will take place April 13-14.


AIDS United Senior Vice President Vignetta Eugenia Charles Appointed to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Vignetta Eugenia Charles, PhD, Senior Vice President for AIDS United, has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). Formed by Executive Order in June 1995, PACHA provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies related to HIV prevention, care and research. Members are selected for their particular expertise in, experience with, or knowledge of, matters concerning HIV and AIDS.


AIDS United Launches Instagram Promotion to Help Spread the Word About HIV Prevention in Young Gay Men

To encourage community-based organizations serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) people around the country to incorporate HIV prevention messaging for young gay and bisexual men into their work, AIDS United has launched an Instagram image promotion called “#PrideInPrevention.”


AIDS United Elects Diverse Cohort of New Trustees

The AIDS United Board of Trustees has elected four new members to join the Board, bringing the total number of Trustees to 18. AIDS United works through strategic grantmaking, capacity building, formative research and policy to end the AIDS epidemic within the United States. The new trustees broaden the representation of the diverse communities affected and infected by HIV and being a broad depth of experience in treatment access, the Affordable Care Act, HIV service delivery, policy, advocacy, and community relations.


Integrated Community Response Necessary to Address the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence and Women

A report released today from AIDS United about the outcomes of its February 2014 Technical Summit on Women, HIV, and Violence urges a two-pronged strategy to develop “best practices” to serve women at-risk for and living with HIV who have experienced violence


AIDSWatch Organizers Honor Members of Congress for Dedication to Ending HIV

AIDSWatch 2014 organizers will be honoring two retiring members of Congress who have been leaders in advancing public policy that helps to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.


AU Receives Award from CDC for G2Zero Capacity Building Assistance Project

Thanks to an award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS United will be able to provide capacity-building assistance to community-based organizations (CBOs) around the country to help them better plan, implement, and sustain high-impact HIV prevention (HIP) interventions and strategies with HIV-positive and high-risk HIV-negative populations.


30 Community-Based Organizations in U.S South Receive Support for HIV Advocacy Efforts

AIDS United awards $1.4 million as part of the Southern REACH grantmaking initiative. Thirty community-based organizations in the Southern United States have increased capacity to protect and advance the health, human rights and dignity of persons most affected by HIV/AIDS in the region, thanks to recent grants from AIDS United. With support from the Ford Foundation, AIDS United recently granted $1.4 million to organizations in the Southern states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.


AIDS United Releases “Commit to Compliance” Toolkit for Non-Profits Receiving Federal Funds

Washington, D.C. – Toolkit inspired by requirements of AIDS United’s Social Innovation Fund grant for its Access to Care Initiative

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