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Eye Opening Survey Shows More than 1 in 4 Millennials Avoided Hugging or Talking to People Living with HIV

The kids, it seems, are not alright. At least, that looks to be the main takeaway from a recent study conducted by the Prevention Access Campaign and Merck showing an unnerving level of HIV stigma and disinformation among young Americans. The study—which is part of Owning HIV: Young Adults and the Fight Ahead, a larger effort to address youth attitudes around HIV—found that 28% of HIV-negative Millennials (23- to 36-year-olds) have avoided hugging, talking to, or being friends with someone with HIV, and that 30% would prefer to avoid any social interaction with someone living with HIV.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 06, 2019


AIDS United Celebrates Julio Fonseca's Selection for Art Exhibit Honoring Washington DC's HIV Heroes

It brings all of us here at AIDS United great joy to announce that Julio Fonseca has been named as 1 of the final 50 people to be featured in the OUR HEROES exhibit, which shines a light on individuals, places, events and organizations that played a significant role in the fight to end AIDS in Washington, DC over the last 32 years through an exhibition of black and white framed photographs. Julio, who is a Program Manager at AIDS United and responsible for oversight of the Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT) Initiative and People Organizing Positively (POP), wrote the following blog reflecting on his time as an HIV advocate and the continue struggles we face with HIV stigma.

Posted By: AIDS United, Communications Department & Julio Fonseca, Program Manager - Monday, December 02, 2019


Preparing for a Natural Disaster in the HIV Community: Essential Response Plans and Tools

Posted By: Shannon Wyss - Monday, October 28, 2019


Transgender Leadership Initiative Grantees Show Incredible Success with Local Projects

Posted By: Shannon Wyss - Friday, October 18, 2019


Meet Young HIV Researcher Chidera Ejikeme

Chidera Ejikeme, from Dix Hills, NY, competed in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2019 – the world’s largest international pre-college science competition – with her project titled “Amino Acid Residue-Specific Interaction between gC1qR and Cytotoxic Peptides of Various Pathogenic Microorganisms with Homology to HIV-1 gp41 3S.”

Posted By: AIDS United - Monday, September 23, 2019


Meet Young HIV Researcher Kimberlynn Mai

Kimberlynn Mai, a high school student from Laurel, MS, is researching how to improve HIV treatment.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Senior Communications Manager - Monday, September 09, 2019


Meet immigrant activist and changemaker, Teresa Bedzigui

Rooted deeply within intersectional black feminism, Teresa Bedzigui believes that community-based, stigma-free approaches to health are key to creating a global AIDS-free society.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Senior Communications Manager - Tuesday, September 03, 2019


We Can End HIV In Black Communities in the South--But We Need Your Help

When I started working in HIV and public health over 15 years ago, I was eager to improve the devastating health outcomes that Black communities in the U.S. South faced – higher rates of HIV and limited access to culturally competent health care and health education to name a few.

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Venton Hill-Jones, Southern Black Policy and Advocacy Network - Monday, August 19, 2019


A Faith-Filled Response to HIV in the South

Faith Fuels Aquarius Gilmer’s Advocacy

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, August 05, 2019


Can we have faith in religious institutions to stand up to HIV stigma?

Reflections on the upcoming Faith and HIV Awareness Day.

Posted By: Bishar Jenkins, Grantmaking Intern - Monday, August 05, 2019

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