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Senate & House Appropriators Provide Different Visions of What Funding the End of the HIV Epidemic Means

3 months after the House passed their appropriations bill to provide next year’s funding for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and other related agencies (L-HHS), the Senate Appropriations Committee revealed their own this week. Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee seem well in line with the Administration’s Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative, announced by President Trump at his February State of the Union Address this year, but have underfunded HOPWA and other programs that are vital to the health of people living with and affected by HIV.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, September 20, 2019


The Importance of Listening to People Aging With HIV

In this guest blog, former AIDS United Vice President of Policy and Advocacy Ronald Johnson commemorates National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day by talking about a cross-country listening session he engaged in with older adults living with HIV, and how what he heard reflected both on his own experience and the need for policy changes to address the issues dealt with by those who are aging with HIV.

Posted By: Ronald Johnson, Policy Fellow at AIDS United - Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Wounded Healers Can’t Heal Someone Else If They're Wounded: How We Can Care for All Generations of HIV Leaders and Stop HIV Together

Posted By: Julio Fonseca - Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Battle Over Reproductive Rights Has Appropriations Process at a Standstill

Both a subcommittee and full committee markup of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (L-HHS) bill were cancelled this week by Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, due to the possibility of the introduction of an amendment that would reverse and block the effects of the Trump Administration’s newly enforced “gag rule,” which restricts Title X grantees from disseminating information about abortion care/abortion care providers.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, September 13, 2019


How Would The 2020 Presidential Candidates End the HIV Epidemic?

In order to better understand how presidential candidates will take advantage of the unique opportunity we have right now to end to the HIV epidemic, a coalition of more than 50 organizations led by AIDS United and the Act Now End AIDS Coalition, sent a survey to all of the candidates who were running for president. While we encourage you to read all of the presidential candidate responses, here are some of the portions that stood out to AIDS United’s policy team.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, September 13, 2019


Meet Young HIV Researcher Kimberlynn Mai

Kimberlynn Mai, a high school student from Laurel, MS, is researching how to improve HIV treatment.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Senior Communications Manager - Monday, September 09, 2019


Meet immigrant activist and changemaker, Teresa Bedzigui

Rooted deeply within intersectional black feminism, Teresa Bedzigui believes that community-based, stigma-free approaches to health are key to creating a global AIDS-free society.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Senior Communications Manager - Tuesday, September 03, 2019


We Can End HIV In Black Communities in the South--But We Need Your Help

When I started working in HIV and public health over 15 years ago, I was eager to improve the devastating health outcomes that Black communities in the U.S. South faced – higher rates of HIV and limited access to culturally competent health care and health education to name a few.

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Venton Hill-Jones, Southern Black Policy and Advocacy Network - Monday, August 19, 2019


A Faith-Filled Response to HIV in the South

Faith Fuels Aquarius Gilmer’s Advocacy

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, August 05, 2019


Can we have faith in religious institutions to stand up to HIV stigma?

Reflections on the upcoming Faith and HIV Awareness Day.

Posted By: Bishar Jenkins, Grantmaking Intern - Monday, August 05, 2019

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