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Looking back on HIV policy in 2020

This year has certainly been one to remember here at AIDS United. We’ve had many hurdles to overcome in this last year, and we are certainly hopeful for the year to come. As we close out an unusual year, our policy team reflects on some of the HIV advocacy community’s biggest wins in 2020.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Tuesday, December 22, 2020


A memo to the Biden-Harris transition team from AIDS United and the Act Now: End AIDS Coalition

AIDS United and our partners at the Act Now: End AIDS Coalition recently sent a memo to the Biden-Harris transition team outlining what we expect from them in terms of their commitment to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States while simultaneously addressing the intersecting STI, viral hepatitis and overdose syndemics.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Tuesday, December 22, 2020


Will we see COVID relief in 2020?

House and Senate leadership discussions on the next round of a long overdue COVID-19 package seem likely to come through at the last minute — and potentially over the weekend.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 18, 2020


Meet our newest cohort of People Organizing Positively

From creating a food pantry to implementing scholarships for students living with HIV, the 10 new grantees are working to harness the power and resiliency that already exists in their communities to make a clear difference in the lives of people living with HIV everywhere.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Thursday, December 17, 2020


COVID-19 shows why harm reduction programs must be treated as essential services

A new resource from AIDS United underscores how the COVID-19 pandemic reinforces the urgent need to support syringe services and harm reduction programs as essential services.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Wednesday, December 16, 2020


Still waiting on a spending deal

We have been anxiously anticipating Dec. 11 to see what the final fiscal year 2021 Congressional spending package looks like, but it seems we are all going to have to wait at least one week longer.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 11, 2020


The racial disparities of COVID-19

People of color are being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19 at far higher rates than previously reported, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 11, 2020


Adapting harm reduction strategies to navigate winter and COVID-19

This winter is likely going to be a long and dark one for many of us, particularly those of us who use drugs. Overdose deaths have never been higher while COVID-19 rates are rising exponentially and COVID-related deaths are skyrocketing.

Posted By: Drew Gibson - Wednesday, December 02, 2020


World AIDS Day: COVID-19 and the precedent of HIV

My hope this World AIDS Day is that the world will learn from the precedents the HIV epidemic laid out. Because if we learn from these precedents, we can save lives and the COVID-related death toll will come nowhere near that of HIV.

Posted By: Jesse Milan - Tuesday, December 01, 2020


This National Native American Heritage Month, we must invest in the health of Native communities

The month of November is dedicated to the celebration of Native American Heritage Month. During this time, we reflect on the undue harm that underfunded programs have caused Indigenous communities across the United States, especially during COVID-19.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, November 20, 2020

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