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30 years of promoting women's leadership in the struggle to end AIDS

A reflection on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by Rashida Muhammad, Director of Fundraising & Development at AIDS United

Posted By: Rashida Muhammad, Director of Fundraising & Development - Saturday, March 10, 2018


Positive Organizing Shero: Lisa Johnson-Lett

Lisa Johnson-Lett is an HIV educator and advocate. She works closely on AIDS Alabama's Positive Organizing Project (POP) grant through AIDS United to increase the meaningful involvement and leadership of people living with HIV in advocacy efforts in Alabama through a series of peer-to-peer trainings and a scholarship initiative. We were privileged to speak with Lisa in recognition of her work and Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Posted By: AIDS United - Thursday, March 08, 2018


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Recognizing Our Resilience

THis National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Dayoffers a national platform to not only re-focus the nation’s attention on the toll this disease has had on the African American community, but to also elevate the dialogue around the issues that are the drivers of HIV infection rates in our communities. But while so much of the discussion around race and HIV seems to conjure up negative perceptions about people in the communities most impacted, today I want to pose a more positive framing for the discussion. We must recognize and trust in the resilience and abilities of Black and brown people lead the way in identifying and applying strategies to end HIV in our communities.

Posted By: Valerie Rochester, Vice President for Program Strategy - Wednesday, February 07, 2018


The Fight Is Not Over: Celebrating and Honoring National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

HIV/AIDS remains a significant problem and continues to disproportionately impact the African diaspora. Black people living in US southern states – those infamous localities for the involuntary servitude of Africans, the lynching of Black bodies, and Jim Crow laws restricting Black opportunity and advancement – make up 44% of people living with HIV and 54% of those newly infected. When the President of the United States (allegedly) labels the ancestral homes of Black people as “shit-hole countries” and declares that all Haitians “have AIDS,” the directive of the 2018 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) theme is clear: “Stay the Course, the Fight is Not Over!”

Posted By: Kevin Jones, Executive Director of The Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services - Friday, February 02, 2018


Our Top Blogs and Articles from 2017

Looking for some holiday reading? Check out these pieces from the past year!

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Tuesday, December 19, 2017


National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day 2017

Today we’re proud to welcome Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) and Founder of the Hispanic Health Network, to share his thoughts on National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day.

Posted By: Guillermo Chacón, the Latino Commission on AIDS - Thursday, October 12, 2017


Raising HIV Awareness in the Latinx Community

David Michael Pérez is the director of development at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). This National Latinx HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, we caught up with David to learn more about LULAC’s work in HIV, the impact of HIV on the Latinx community, and his passion for work with the LGBTQ community.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Continuing Forward: Leadership For Now

I got a call in May 2016. “Jesse we are searching for the interim President & CEO of AIDS United…. Are you interested?” Without missing a heartbeat, I thought to myself, “You must do this – now!” My life changed immediately. I could never have predicted all the other changes coming in 2016. For all of us living with, working for, and affected by HIV in America, 2016 was a year of unexpected change.

Posted By: Jesse Milan, Jr, President & CEO, AIDS United - Wednesday, October 04, 2017


Now, more than ever: Reflection on Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

On National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we need to come together across communities to make sure that everyone has the knowledge and access to tools, like PrEP and HIV treatment, that could ultimately end the epidemic in the United States.

Posted By: Julio Fonseca, Program Manager - Tuesday, September 26, 2017


How Did We Get Here? Reflections on HIV Long-Term Survivors Day

Joseph (Joe) Interrante, a long-term HIV survivor, is Chief Executive Officer of Nashville CARES. He made AIDS his life work after his first life partner’s illness and death from AIDS in Boston in 1983. We caught up with Joe to discuss the importance of HIV Long-Term Survivors Day and learn about his work.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, June 05, 2017

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