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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


JUN27

HIV Testing Day - We're Doing It Our Way

Today marks the 24th National HIV Testing Day – a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment.

Posted By: AIDS United - Wednesday, June 27, 2018


MAY17

Cecilia Chung: Finding My Purpose

Cecilia Chung is Senior Director of Strategic Projects for the Transgender Law Center and a Health Commissioner of San Francisco. Ms. Chung is an internationally recognized human rights leader who advocates for HIV/AIDS awareness and treatment access, as well as LGBT equality, and social justice broadly. She is a founder of Positively Trans, a project focused on trans leaders with HIV. She also the first person of trans experience to serve on AIDS United’s Board. We were honored to talk with Ms. Chung about her work, motivations, and the importance of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Thursday, May 17, 2018


APR18

Elevating Trans Voices

My lived experiences got me involved in this work. I faced rejection, discrimination, sexual and physical assault, homelessness, and other bumps in my journey. And some of my experiences I would not wish on anyone, let alone the younger generation. I can't stop any of that from happening and we all will have to come across them. So my plan was to learn a way to help the youth through whatever life can throw at us.

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Joi-Elle White, Positive Impact Health Centers - Wednesday, April 18, 2018


APR17

Tori Cooper: Transgender Representation is Important

Tori Cooper is an HIV Health Educator in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. Through Positive Impact Health Centers, a grantee of AIDS United's Transgender Leadership Initiative, Ms. Cooper and her colleagues created a leadership course for transgender individuals to increase participants’ HIV knowledge and to improve HIV service delivery, health and social justice outcomes for their peers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and is currently matriculating towards her Master of Arts in Public Health. Ms. Cooper has over 25 years of experience in the HIV field beginning as a volunteer during the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. We were excited to connect with her to learn more about her work and motivations and to hear about the importance of National Transgender HIV Testing Day.

Posted By: AIDS United - Tuesday, April 17, 2018


APR03

My First AIDSWatch

Mary Jane Maestas reflects on attending her first ever AIDSWatch! "This event helped me realize that we have a lot of work to do in the fight to end HIV/AIDS and we are just the organizations that can get it done!"

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Mary Jane Maestas, PWN - CO - Tuesday, April 03, 2018


MAR29

Positive Organizing Shero: Mona Jessi

Mona Jessi has been living with HIV since 1999 and she has not let her diagnosis slow her down. Instead, she is powerhouse advocate who trains other women living with HIV in Texas to be their advocates. She is an active member of PWN-USA's Texas chapter and serves on her Ryan White Planning Council. We were excited to connect with Mona to learn more about her work, her motivations, and future goals.

Posted By: AIDS United - Thursday, March 29, 2018


MAR10

30 years of promoting women's leadership in the struggle to end AIDS

A reflection on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by Rashida Muhammad, Director of Fundraising & Development at AIDS United

Posted By: Rashida Muhammad, Director of Fundraising & Development - Saturday, March 10, 2018


MAR08

Positive Organizing Shero: Lisa Johnson-Lett

Lisa Johnson-Lett is an HIV educator and advocate. She works closely on AIDS Alabama's Positive Organizing Project (POP) grant through AIDS United 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. We were privileged to speak with Lisa in recognition of her work and Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Posted By: AIDS United - Thursday, March 08, 2018


FEB07

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Recognizing Our Resilience

THis National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Dayoffers a national platform to not only re-focus the nation’s attention on the toll this disease has had on the African American community, but to also elevate the dialogue around the issues that are the drivers of HIV infection rates in our communities. But while so much of the discussion around race and HIV seems to conjure up negative perceptions about people in the communities most impacted, today I want to pose a more positive framing for the discussion. We must recognize and trust in the resilience and abilities of Black and brown people lead the way in identifying and applying strategies to end HIV in our communities.

Posted By: Valerie Rochester, Vice President for Program Strategy - Wednesday, February 07, 2018



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