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Maddalynn Sesepasara is Breaking Down Barriers for Trans Women of Color in Hawaii

Maddalynn Sesepasara is a part of AIDS United’s first-ever cohort of the Fund for Resilience, Equity and Engagement and the Transgender Leadership Initiative Leadership Development Program.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Tuesday, June 02, 2020


To End HIV We Must End Racist Systems

As HIV advocates, it is our responsibility to link arms with those in Minneapolis and across the country who are speaking out against police brutality and institutional racism. As an organization, AIDS United pledges to continue placing racial justice at the core of everything we do and to work with other community-based organizations and HIV advocates to fight back against racist violence, racist systems, and racist health disparities.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, May 29, 2020


J. Donté Prayer is Fighting HIV Stigma in North Carolina

When he isn’t working on advocacy and outreach, J. Donté Prayer has a passion for fashion and entertainment. The North Carolina-based HIV advocate serves as a health access coordinator at the North Carolina AIDS Action Network in Charlotte.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Thursday, May 28, 2020


Mulan Williams Is Empowering Trans Women of Color in Orlando to Stop HIV Together

Mulan Williams, an advocate based in Orlando, Florida, is making a difference in the lives of her community. Williams serves as community outreach coordinator at Miracle of Love Inc., an organization dedicated to providing "comprehensive, multicultural HIV/AIDS care, education and prevention services that are effective and responsive to the Central Florida communities.”

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Tuesday, May 26, 2020


AIDS United Honors National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

AIDS United joins organizations around the country marking National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and shining a spotlight on the impact of the HIV epidemic in API communities across the United States.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Tuesday, May 19, 2020


House Set To Vote on Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill

The House of Representatives is gearing up for a vote on the latest relief package aimed at addressing the widespread economic and health care impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic despite the bill's chances of becoming law in its current form being virtually nonexistent. The bill, known as the HEROES Act, is the opening entry from House Democrats in what will certainly be a highly partisan fight over the contents of the 5th piece of federal COVID-19 relief legislation, which emerges at a time when The White House has shifted its focus from the health of US citizens to the health of the US economy, all but abdicating its responsibility for monitoring testing and treatment of the virus to the states.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, May 15, 2020


AIDS United Honors National Women’s Health Week

Observed from May 10-16, 2020, National Women's Health Week is an opportunity for us to center the unique health needs of women.

Posted By: Alicia Downes - Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Tremaine Jones is Creating Space for Black GBQ/SGL Men

"As a Black queer man living in the South, I know I am at a higher risk for getting HIV and being incarcerated in my lifetime,” Jones shared. “Advocating, marching and uplifting those who are also impacted on these issues gives me hope and inspiration that we can end HIV and mass incarceration."

Posted By: Carsen Beckwith - Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Notes from the Field: CrescentCare’s work to Support the New Orleans HIV Community Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Much like organizations across the country, the onset of COVID-19 turned everything “completely upside down” for the staff of CrescentCare ⁠— but it has not slowed down the pace and urgency of their work.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Monday, May 11, 2020


Sophia Kass is Empowering Other Trans Women of Color to Reclaim Power and Control Over Their Narratives

Sophia Kass, the program coordinator for Transgender Law Center’s Positively Trans+ initiative, is dedicated to breaking down barriers for transgender women of color in the movement to end the HIV epidemic.

Posted By: Carsen Beckwith - Wednesday, May 06, 2020

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