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JUL26

In Puerto Rico, A Governor Without Allies

In this guest blog, Puerto Rico Concra's Executive Director Rosaura López-Fontanez talks about the situation on the island surrounding Governor Ricardo Rosello's resignation, corruption within their government, and why the people of Puerto Rico took to the streets to demand change.

Posted By: Rosaura López-Fontanez, MSW/LCSW, Puerto Rico Concra - Friday, July 26, 2019


JUL08

Striving for a Stronger Puerto Rico

A longtime advocate for Puerto Rico and people living with and affected by HIV, Rosaura López Fontánez,has been working in the HIV field for 35 years, with 20 of them at PR CONCRA.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, July 08, 2019


JUL05

Meet Anselmo Fonseca: AIDS United Program Manager in Puerto Rico

This year, Anselmo Fonseca joined the AIDS United team as a program manager working from Puerto Rico. We caught up with Anselmo to learn more about his life, his plans for his new position, and how he stays motivated in this work.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Friday, July 05, 2019


OCT31

Stepping Away from the HIV Kumbaya

Alejandro Acosta reflects on his HIV diagnosis and how it motivates him to share his story and educate others.

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Alejandro Acosta, HIV Project Coordinator, Equality Florida - Wednesday, October 31, 2018


OCT26

A Good Samaritan Bill In Puerto Rico Would Save Lives, So Why Isn't It Passed?

While the opioid epidemic has made headlines in the US over the past few years, little of the attention paid to the epidemic has been on drug users of color. In Puerto Rico, the deadly combination of Hurricane Maria and the influx of fentanyl to the island has been devastating. But, there is a piece of legislation that could provide hope.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 26, 2018


OCT10

AIDS United at the 2018 National Harm Reduction Conference

Next week, October 18-21, the Harm Reduction Conference will take place in New Orleans, LA. The conference is the most widely attended harm reduction gathering in the nation, and the only conference of its kind in the United States. And AIDS United will be there in full force!

Posted By: AIDS United - Wednesday, October 10, 2018


AUG31

Puerto Rico can’t be left out or left behind

Last weekend, AIDS United staff had the opportunity to attend Lazos Creando Fuerzas (Connections Creating Strengths) in San Juan, the fifteenth conference of Puerto Rico CoNCRA, a community organization serving Puerto Ricans living with and affected by HIV.

Posted By: Paola Barahona - Friday, August 31, 2018


AUG17

AIDS United First-Ever Trans Leadership Initiative Grantees Make Big Waves in their Communities

This summer marked the conclusion of AIDS United’s inaugural round of Transgender Leadership Initiative (TLI) grants. Over the past year, eight organizations funded through TLI developed and ran community-driven projects to solidify transgender power in our society and respond to the dire affects of the HIV epidemic experienced by transgender communities. In that brief time, our amazing cohort of grantees have accomplished some incredible things.

Posted By: Shannon Wyss, Program Manager - Friday, August 17, 2018


JUL20

We want your feedback on the Ending the Epidemic Plan!

The Act Now End AIDS Coalition want your comments on the Ending the Epidemic Plan!

Posted By: The Act Now End AIDS Coalition - Friday, July 20, 2018


JUL12

HIV Hurricane Relief Effort - There's Still Work to be Done

The HIV Hurricane Relief Effort is unique among AIDS United’s grantmaking portfolios. It was our first fund to support rapid-response grantmaking and remains our only initiative to focus exclusively on this kind of grant. It’s also one of our most flexible funds. Grants can be used to support everything from replacing organizations’ roofs and floors to assisting clients with buying new appliances and mattresses, gaining access to transportation, and purchasing children’s school uniforms.

Posted By: Shannon Wyss, Program Manager - Thursday, July 12, 2018



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