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Interim President & CEO Of AIDS United To Deliver Keynote At National Trans Health Conference

The National Trans Health Conference Host Committee is pleased to announce and welcome Jesse Milan Jr., JD, interim president and CEO of AIDS United as a keynote speaker of the 4th annual conference. The event, taking place in Atlanta, Georgia November 17 - 19, is themed “We are NOT Invisible, TRANS Lives Matter.”


Monique Tula, Vice President of Programs, to leave AIDS United

After more than 4 years of service, Monique Tula will leave AIDS United at the end of August to accept the position of executive director for the Harm Reduction Coalition, a national nonprofit based in New York City and Oakland, CA dedicated to advancing the health and dignity of people and communities impacted by drug use. Harm Reduction Coalition serves as an integral partner of AIDS United’s capacity building portfolio.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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