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POP Grantees
Positive Organizing Project (POP) grantees tackle HIV-related stigma and discrimination in their communities by advancing grassroots organizing among people living with HIV. From leading a multi-state initiative empowering women living with HIV, addressing leadership development of people living with HIV through advocacy/storytelling, to multiple campaigns mobilizing community members to address HIV criminalization, the 10 grantee organizations are working to harness the power and resiliency inherent in their communities to make a clear difference in the lives of people living with HIV everywhere.

Learn more about their projects by clicking the links below!



AIDS Alabama

A+A: Alabama Positive Action works 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.

AIDS Alabama devotes its energy and resources statewide to helping people with HIV/AIDS live healthy, independent lives and works to prevent the spread of HIV.

Harlem United

Harlem United’s Moving Beyond Advocacy (MBA) Program promotes the leadership development of people living with HIV through trainings and workshops on advocacy, storytelling, working with the media, advances in HIV care and intersectionality issues.

Harlem United's mission is to provide 100% access to quality HIV/AIDS care for all our clients, regardless of race, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation

Idaho Coalition for HIV Health and Safety

The Idaho Coalition for HIV Health and Safety will educate Idahoans on the importance of modernizing Idaho's HIV Criminalization Codes to ensure more Idahoans living with HIV to find their voices and demand a seat at all tables concerning HIV policies and laws in Idaho now and in the future.

The Idaho Coalition For HIV Health and Safety’s (ICHHS) mission is to continue building a statewide MIPA driven organization whose goal is to modernize all Idaho Codes that Criminalize HIV/AIDS while empowering as many PLHIV as possible in Idaho.

International Community of Women Living with HIV-North America (ICW-NA)

ICW-NA will work with women living with HIV in New Jersey, North Carolina and Seattle, Washington to connect communities of women living with HIV and support their empowerment by creating a joint HIV advocacy campaign led by these women.

International Community of Women Living with HIV - North America exists to lead efforts to secure and improve the quality of life for women living with HIV in Canada and the United States. We do this by mobilizing, organizing, advocating, mentoring and raising consciousness on the issues and policies that directly impact our lives

Life Foundation

Life Foundation’s POP Ohana (Family) Project will continue its development and cultivation of leaders to perform groundbreaking advocacy, develop a speakers’ bureau and conduct a needs assessment of people living with HIV across the state.

Life Foundation's mission is: To stop the spread of HIV and AIDS; to empower those affected by HIV/AIDS and maximize their quality of life; to provide leadership and advocacy in responding to the AIDS epidemic; and, to apply the skills and lessons learned from the AIDS epidemic to other related areas of public health or concern


PWN-USA-South Carolina

The South Carolina Chapter of the Positive Women's Network - USA will build a statewide coalition led by people living with HIV to modernize South Carolina's HIV criminal laws. or repeal South Carolina HIV laws that criminalize people living with and vulnerable to HIV.

PWN-USA envisions a world where women living with HIV can live long, healthy, dignified and productive lives, free from stigma and discrimination. PWN’s mission is to prepare and involve all women living with HIV, in all our diversity, including gender identity and sexual expression, in all levels of policy and decision-making.

PWN-USA-Texas

The Texas Chapter of the Positive Women’s Network – USA will prepare and equip 100 people living with HIV in Texas to participate effectively in decision making and policy advocacy efforts by increasing understanding of meaningful involvement of people living with HIV, avenues for involvement and key advocacy issues, such as HIV criminalization and Medicaid policy.

PWN-USA envisions a world where women living with HIV can live long, healthy, dignified and productive lives, free from stigma and discrimination. PWN’s mission is to prepare and involve all women living with HIV, in all our diversity, including gender identity and sexual expression, in all levels of policy and decision-making.

Special Service for Groups – APAIT

Special Services for Groups Project “We Belong,” aims to increase the capacity of people living with HIV/AIDS to become Peer Housing Advocates to empower themselves and their community to combat homelessness and unstable housing.

APAIT’s mission is to positively impact the quality of life for medically underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other health disparities through culturally competent and linguistically appropriate programs in Southern California.

The Catharsis Project

The Creative Remedy and Education Workshop (C.R.E.W) is a two-part project that creates opportunities for black, gay millennials living with HIV to strengthen different professional skills while creating a foundation of support for each other.

The mission of The Catharsis Project is to use performance art to share the stories and history of disenfranchised communities to bring about social change.

THRIVE SS

THRIVE SS will expand member-led policy education initiatives, into both state and municipal policy arenas and enhance the work of a newly formed Political and Social Action Network (PASAN) with policy and organizational advocacy agenda development.

The mission of the THRIVE SS is to help HIV-Positive people to not only achieve viral suppression, but also to aid them in building a local network that is self-sustaining, uplifting and mutually beneficial.





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