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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


JUN08

Harvard Study puts Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Death Toll in the Thousands

Last week, a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study made headlines by estimating the actual number of deaths in Puerto Rico associated with Hurricane Maria as 4,645. We look at the ramifications of this news on people living with HIV on the island and ask HIV service providers and advocates living in Puerto Rico to share their perspective.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 08, 2018


DEC19

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


OCT13

Continued Inaction in Washington Compounds Suffering for People of Puerto Rico

Shortly before sunrise on Thursday, President Trump once again took to Twitter, renewing his attacks on the American citizens of Puerto Rico while threatening to cut off aid to the U.S. territory. Placing the blame for the suffering incurred in the wake of Hurricane Maria entirely on the inhabitants and government of Puerto Rico while touting his administration’s response, Trump tweeted that the United States government, “cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 13, 2017


OCT04

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


JUN28

Science Alone Can't Create a Just World

I often talk about what it was like testing HIV-positive in 1992, when the only treatment available was AZT. Today, I consider the bounty of treatments available and the many more in development. I think of what science has done for me, this field, and for so many others like me. Yet science alone can’t create a just world. In its purest form, science can be cold, calculated, and simply focused on what can be proven true or false. Science has delivered both cures and bombs, has been used for both good and bad. While science has the potential to fix much of what ails us — it won’t work for the advancement of us all without being firmly steeped in and led by our values.

Posted By: Michael Kaplan, President & CEO, AIDS United - Tuesday, June 28, 2016


JUL16

AIDS United: Making the Promise a Reality

For almost three decades, AIDS United has supported community-driven responses to the HIV epidemic around the country that reach the nation’s most disproportionately affected people, including gay and bisexual men, communities of color, women, people living in the Deep South, people struggling with substance abuse, those living in poverty, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Posted By: AIDS United - Thursday, July 16, 2015



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