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Biden Leans Into Obama Era Policies to End the HIV Epidemic

A coalition of more than 50 organizations led by AIDS United and the Act Now End AIDS Coalition sent a survey to all of the candidates who are running for president. Here is Vice President Joe Biden's responses.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 26, 2020


Eight HIV Organizations That Empower Black Communities

The mission of AIDS United is to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. We cannot achieve that without prioritizing the health and well-being of Black people. If you or your organization is looking to support or learn from those who are actively impacting HIV rates in Black communities, here’s a list of 8 who are doing amazing work

Posted By: Whitney Thomas - Friday, June 12, 2020


Ashlie Jacob Pollard is Working to Empower LGBTQ Youth in Philadelphia

Ashlie Jacob Pollard got his start in advocacy when he was a teenager interning at the Attic Youth Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He’s since become the director of administration at the organization, bringing his journey full circle.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Tuesday, June 09, 2020


Meet Jasmine McKenzie, a Force for Change in South Florida

For Jasmine McKenzie, her work to empower other Black transgender women is rooted in her experiences as a child. “I just didn’t know where I could go to help,” said McKenzie. “My goal is to help prevent as many young transgender women from going through what I had to face growing up.”

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Thursday, June 04, 2020


Maddalynn Sesepasara is Breaking Down Barriers for Trans Women of Color in Hawaii

Maddalynn Sesepasara is a part of AIDS United’s first-ever cohort of the Fund for Resilience, Equity and Engagement and the Transgender Leadership Initiative Leadership Development Program.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Tuesday, June 02, 2020


To End HIV We Must End Racist Systems

As HIV advocates, it is our responsibility to link arms with those in Minneapolis and across the country who are speaking out against police brutality and institutional racism. As an organization, AIDS United pledges to continue placing racial justice at the core of everything we do and to work with other community-based organizations and HIV advocates to fight back against racist violence, racist systems, and racist health disparities.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, May 29, 2020


J. Donté Prayer is Fighting HIV Stigma in North Carolina

When he isn’t working on advocacy and outreach, J. Donté Prayer has a passion for fashion and entertainment. The North Carolina-based HIV advocate serves as a health access coordinator at the North Carolina AIDS Action Network in Charlotte.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Thursday, May 28, 2020


Mulan Williams Is Empowering Trans Women of Color in Orlando to Stop HIV Together

Mulan Williams, an advocate based in Orlando, Florida, is making a difference in the lives of her community. Williams serves as community outreach coordinator at Miracle of Love Inc., an organization dedicated to providing "comprehensive, multicultural HIV/AIDS care, education and prevention services that are effective and responsive to the Central Florida communities.”

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Tuesday, May 26, 2020


AIDS United Honors National Women’s Health Week

Observed from May 10-16, 2020, National Women's Health Week is an opportunity for us to center the unique health needs of women.

Posted By: Alicia Downes - Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Tremaine Jones is Creating Space for Black GBQ/SGL Men

"As a Black queer man living in the South, I know I am at a higher risk for getting HIV and being incarcerated in my lifetime,” Jones shared. “Advocating, marching and uplifting those who are also impacted on these issues gives me hope and inspiration that we can end HIV and mass incarceration."

Posted By: Carsen Beckwith - Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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