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DEC02

Bristol-Myers Squibb Makes $1 Million Investment, Joining Johnson & Johnson to Support Sector Transformation for HIV/AIDS Service Organizations

Bristol-Myers Squibb commits $1 million to help AIDS service organizations navigate the new realities of health reform. The investment builds on founding support from Johnson & Johnson that launched the Sector Transformation Initiative at AIDS United in 2012. The Initiative helps HIV/AIDS service organizations integrate with the broader health care system to meet the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) using strategic grants, educational opportunities, and technical assistance.





NOV24

Largest and Longest-Running HIV/AIDS Coalition Calls for Scale-Up of PrEP

The largest and longest-running national coalition of community-based HIV/AIDS organizations, the AIDS United Public Policy Committee (PPC) — which covers jurisdictions that include more than two-thirds of people living with HIV/AIDS — calls for the scale-up of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. PrEP, a breakthrough in biomedical HIV prevention, involves a once-daily medication that when taken as directed, reduces the risk of HIV infection by upwards of 90%. The PPC commits to raising awareness of and reducing barriers to full scale-up of PrEP as a critically important prevention tool for people faced with substantial risk of HIV infection.





OCT15

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.





SEP23

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.





SEP04

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.





JUN18

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.”





JUN17

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.





MAY22

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





APR08

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.





MAR26

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.






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