AIDSWatch Organizers Honor Members of Congress for Dedication to Ending HIV

Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Delegate Donna Christensen (D-VI) to receive award at Capitol Hill reception

WASHINGTON D.C. – April 9, 2014 – 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.  Read More

AU Receives Award from CDC for “G2Zero” Capacity Building Assistance Project

Washington, D.C. – March 27, 2014 – 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. Called “Getting to Zero: Capacity Building for CBOs on High-Impact Prevention Implementation (G2Zero),” the five-year project is designed to strengthen CBOs -- a key part of the HIV prevention workforce -- by improving their organizational capacity and creating a sustainable infrastructure for delivery of effective prevention programs. Read More.

30 Community-Based Organizations in U.S South Receive Support for HIV Advocacy Efforts

AIDS United awards $1.4 million as part of the Southern REACH grantmaking initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- March 24, 2014 -- Thirty community-based organizations in the Southern United States have increased capacity to protect and advance the health, human rights and dignity of persons most affected by HIV/AIDS in the region, thanks to recent grants from AIDS United. With support from the Ford Foundation, AIDS United recently granted $1.4 million to organizations in the Southern states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Read more.

AIDSWatch 2014 Set for April 28 & 29

Hundreds of People Living with HIV and their Allies Set to Converge on Washington D.C.;
Tre Alexander and Robert Suttle to be Honored for Positive Leadership

WASHINGTON D.C. – March 19, 2014 – Promoting sound public policy that brings an end to the U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic is the mission of AIDSWatch 2014, the nation’s largest HIV-focused advocacy event. AIDSWatch 2014 will bring together hundreds of people living with HIV and their allies to meet with Members of Congress and educate them about the impact of federal law and policy on people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, including the Affordable Care Act, the Ryan White Program, syringe exchange, and laws that criminalize people with HIV. Read more

AIDS United Applauds Appointment of Douglas M. Brooks as ONAP Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AIDS United applauds the appointment of Douglas M. Brooks as the next director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Brooks brings an incredible depth of experience that will prove critical to ensuring continued progress on the national response to HIV and AIDS. His immense experience in policy, direct service, governance and systems, makes him an unparalleled choice to lead the US response to HIV and AIDS on behalf of President Obama. Read more.

Syringe Access Fund Awards More $2 Million in Grants

Washington, D.C. – February 28, 2014 – The Syringe Access Fund (SAF), a collaborative funding initiative of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Levi Strauss Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Irene Diamond Fund, Tides Foundation, and AIDS United, announced the award of 50 grants totaling $2.4 million for SAF’s Round Eight Grant Cycle, which runs through 2016. A list of grantees can be seen by clicking here. Read more

AIDS United-Affiliated Leaders Honored by Planned Parenthood for Black History Month

Washington, D.C. – February 12, 2014 – Donna Crews, AIDS United Director of Government Affairs, and Deon Haywood, Executive Director of Women with a Vision (an AU grantee), each have been honored by Planned Parenthood for Black History Month as one of 98 Planned Parenthood Dream Keepers.. Read more.

AIDS United’s Access to Care Program Highlighted in ONAP Report as Delivering Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 3, 2013 – At a World AIDS Day event at the White House, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) released its latest report on the progress of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The report spotlights AIDS United’s Access to Care (A2C) work as a public-private partnership that is truly helping to advance the goals of the Strategy.  “It is a great honor to have our work highlighted by ONAP as a model public-private partnership helping advance the National Strategy,” said AIDS United President and CEO Michael Kaplan. “But make no mistake; our work would not be possible without the investment of many generous partners.”  Read more.