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Team Atlanta Makes it Cool to Care about HIV Prevention

These events were eye opening for us because we were able to really get into the community and converse with other young people face-to-face. There is a great need for the HIV testing and counseling services we provide, and personally speaking, I think the students appreciated that we’re not just professionals; we’re their peers too. We’re at similar points in our lives, and we’re able to connect with them as young people who care about our health and our community. In essence, we make it cool to care!

Posted By: Alex Montgomery, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team Atlanta - Wednesday, June 03, 2015


Our Partners…Our Inspirations…

One of our favorite women spent over two months in the hospital, incredibly sick and undiagnosed because doctors didn't think to test her for HIV (perhaps because she is a woman, African-American, professional, or all of the above). As she lay dying, doctors eventually tested her and learned that she was living with HIV/AIDS. Despite a bleak diagnosis at that time, she is thriving today and a leading advocate for women living with HIV/AIDS in our community. She is our partner and our inspiration.

Posted By: Lauren Banks, Chief Policy & Advocacy Officer, AIDS Alabama Dafina M. Ward, JD, Chief Prevention Officer, AIDS Alabama - Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Team Atlanta Honors Local Human and Civil Rights Leaders

Team Atlanta spent MLK Day of Service by volunteering at a breakfast co-sponsored by our Operating Site, AID Atlanta. The Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast is an event held annually on MLK Day that honors the human and civil rights work done by local leaders and advocacy groups.

Posted By: Alex Montgomery, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team Atlanta - Friday, February 06, 2015


Medical AIDS Outreach: Using Telemedicine to Reach Rural Alabama

Medical AIDS Outreach (MAO) of Alabama was recently honored to be featured as part of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Investment Spotlight during the Grantee Convening in Washington DC on September 17th and 18th. Further, we were thrilled when our project was selected as one of 11 programs featured at the What Works Showcase at the White House on September 19th. It was a great opportunity to demonstrate how Medical AIDS Outreach of Alabama and our collaborating partners at AIDS Action Coalition and Whatley Health Services have used SIF backing to move medical and support services, using High Definition telemedicine technology, to underserved poverty stricken counties in Alabama.

Posted By: Michael Murphree, LCSW, CEO Medical AIDS Outreach of Alabama - Monday, September 29, 2014


"It’s ‘Bout Time We Had This Meeting!": One Southern Activist’s Reflection on the White House Meeting on HIV in the Southern United States

The southern region, a paradox of the most beautiful and the most hideous elements that make up the soul of this nation, is the barometer of the health and wellbeing of the United States, and it is home to nearly half of all people living with HIV in the U.S.

Posted By: Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH Founder/President SisterLove, Inc. - Friday, July 11, 2014


HIV in the South: White House Meeting Asks Tough Questions, Explores Viable Solutions

On June 18, 2014, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, under the leadership of new Director, Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, held its first ever meeting focused on HIV in the Southern United States. Southerners living with HIV, their advocacy partners, and representatives from several federal agencies gathered at the White House Executive Office Building to hear about the regional challenges the South faces in its fight against HIV and to ask questions. Douglas Brooks, who is living with HIV himself and who grew up in Georgia, kicked off the meeting by letting participants know that one of his top priorities is assuring that resources follow the epidemic. The meeting agenda can be found on SASI’s website,

Posted By: By Carolyn McAllaster, Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Duke Legal Project, Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI), Duke University School of Law - Friday, June 27, 2014

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