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Nation’s HIV and STD Leaders Condemn the Senate for Inclusion of Individual Mandate Repeal in the Tax Reform Bill

Washington, DC – AIDS United, NASTAD, the National Coalition of STD Directors, NMAC, and The AIDS Institute collectively condemn today’s passage of HR 1 by the Senate, especially its inclusion of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate repeal. HR1 will likely have widespread, detrimental impact on critical entitlement programs such as Medicaid and Medicare as well as on health-related spending.


Nation’s Top HIV Funders Announce Historic Partnership, Game Changing Investment in U.S. South

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Gilead Sciences, Ford Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation, ViiV Healthcare, and Johnson & Johnson – leading funders of the domestic HIV response – launched a first-of-its-kind collaborative, The Southern HIV Impact Fund (The Fund) to stop the persistent and worsening impact of the epidemic on the region.


AIDS United Names William McColl New Vice President for Policy and Advocacy

AIDS United, dedicated to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States, announced today that after a broad national search, it has selected William “Bill” McColl to serve as its next vice president for policy and advocacy. Bill assumes his new role effective December 1 – World AIDS Day 2017 – following the upcoming retirement of his predecessor, Ronald Johnson.


Nation’s HIV Leaders Raise Alarm Over Lack of HIV, STD Mention in HHS Strategic Plan

Five of the nation’s leading organizations focused on ending the HIV and STD epidemics in the United States have collectively expressed their grave concern with the lack of focus on HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Strategic Plan, FY2018-2022. Despite the crucial importance of the intersectional issues of HIV and STDs, including hepatitis, to our nation’s public health, the report is relatively silent on these issues. The document contains no mention of other STDs, mentions HIV only twice and hepatitis just once.



Leading HIV and STD organizations in the United States are both alarmed by the nation’s growing opioid epidemic and determined to do everything in our power to end it.


HIV and STD Orgs Respond to HIV Quarantine Question

The HIV and STD advocacy community is greatly disturbed by the reported line of questioning taken by Georgia State Representative Betty Price during a meeting of the House Study Committee on Georgians' Barriers to Access to Adequate Health Care.


Ten Community Organizations Get Funding for Positive Organizing Project

AIDS United has awarded grants to 10 community-based organizations to help end HIV stigma and discrimination while building leadership among people living with HIV. AIDS United’s Positive Organizing Project (POP), with generous support from Gilead Sciences, taps a new generation of leaders living with HIV to help end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.


National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

ASPIRA, National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), AIDS United, Hispanic Radio Network and Pinyon Foundation, in alliance with the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) have come together to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and stigma.


HIV and STD Organizations Denounce Trump Administration’s Actions to Degrade the ACA

People living with HIV and other STDs, particularly people of color, often face multiple barriers to accessing the care and treatment they need to stay healthy. The President’s actions would only strengthen these barriers, making it even more difficult for these communities most impacted by HIV to receive the care they need.


AIDS United Provides Support to HIV Organizations in Hurricane Areas

Organizations serving the HIV community in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico have received more than $190,000 in combined funding to help them meet the needs of people living with and affected by HIV in communities damaged by this year’s hurricanes affecting Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funding will be used to support a range of services including housing, safe food and water, medicine, and care.

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