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Hurricane season 2021: How to prepare for an oncoming storm

June 1 marks the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season. Though the season traditionally lasts from June to November, scientists warn that storms are more likely to develop in the off-season due to climate change. As we approach the start of the 2021 hurricane season, it is of utmost importance that people living with HIV living in hurricane-prone areas of the United States prepare to deal with upcoming disasters.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, May 07, 2021


Closing syringe services programs places a roadblock to ending the HIV epidemic

Given the proven effectiveness of syringe service programs to reduce infectious disease and improve drug user health, the recent uptick in attacks on these programs are disturbing. What’s worse is that they have been cropping up in parts of the United States that need them most.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, May 07, 2021


The new administration’s first 100 days in office — and what we need next

The Biden-Harris administration celebrated 100 days in office this week. While we have been impressed with the work this administration has done so far, we are hopeful for bold action to come.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, April 30, 2021


Removing barriers to care is an investment into ending the HIV epidemic

President Biden’s American Jobs Plan has largely been noted as a plan that invests in America’s future. In fact, there are several areas where the plan makes significant steps forward in areas that are critical to ending the HIV epidemic. While this plan is still being reviewed and debated by House and Senate leaders and is likely to have revisions, it is important to uplift the areas that could help meet the needs of people living with and vulnerable to HIV.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, April 23, 2021


A reflection this National Transgender HIV Testing Day

"On this National Transgender HIV Testing Day, I urge everyone and all to put their labor towards a fight on which everyone wins. Support your transgender relatives, friends, co-workers, neighbors, children, and students by utilizing your privileges so we don't have to continue laboring for an existence we are all entitled to."

Posted By: Aryah Lester - Sunday, April 18, 2021


You have the power to tell Congress to end the epidemic

Ending the HIV epidemic will take a considerable amount of funding. Programs funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Medicaid and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are critical components of several organizations’ abilities to put a stop to the HIV epidemic. These programs are all funded through the direction of Congress, which sets the budgets for many of the programs that people living with and vulnerable to HIV depend on.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, April 16, 2021


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


Celebrating changemakers working to end the HIV epidemic this Transgender Day of Visibility

On Trans Day of Visibility, AIDS United and the Fund for Resilience, Equity and Engagement (FREE), want to continue our efforts to amplify the voices and work of TGNC folx who are doing amazing work across the country.

Posted By: Jade Lenore LeDuff - Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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