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Notes from the Field: Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition is Familiar with How to Support Community Through Crises like COVID-19

Sarah Ziegenhorn, executive director of the Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition, reflects on how the coalition has weathered the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and what others can learn from their experiences.

Posted By: Sarah Ziegenhorn, Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition - Monday, July 13, 2020


How syringe access impacts racial justice

The Coalition for Syringe Access, of which AIDS United is a member, recently signed a statement of support of Black Lives Matter. The coalition released this statement in order to highlight the need to strengthen harm reduction services that will allow the nation to move away from punitive approaches to substance use that are rooted in racist systems and policies.

Posted By: Whitney Thomas - Thursday, June 25, 2020


A long-term survivor’s hope: End the HIV epidemic

HIV Long-term Survivors Day, a day set aside to recognize the accomplishment of surviving and the needs of those of us who are thriving and aging with HIV. There are many unique things that we who are long-term survivors need to continue surviving, but there is one that we want for everyone: to end the HIV epidemic in the United States.

Posted By: Jesse Milan - Friday, June 05, 2020


AIDS United lanza una serie de seminarios web para apoyar la resiliencia comunitaria de las personas VIH+ en medio de la pandemia COVID-19

AIDS United organizará una serie de conversaciones en seminarios tipo web orientadas a abordar los continuos impactos de COVID-19 en la comunidad y el movimiento del VIH. Llamada "Alivio, Recuperación y Resiliencia", esta serie de seminarios web reunirá a personas y organizaciones de toda la comunidad del VIH para compartir experiencias, experiencias y recursos para seguir apoyando a las personas que viven con un diagnostico positivo al VIH y están afectadas por el VIH en medio de la pandemia COVID-19.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Friday, June 05, 2020


AIDS United Launches Webinar Series to Support HIV Community Resilience Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

AIDS United will host a series of webinar conversations geared toward addressing the continued impacts of COVID-19 on the HIV community and movement. Called “Relief, Recovery and Resilience,” this webinar series will bring together people and organizations from across the HIV community to share expertise, experiences and resources to continue to support people living with and affected by HIV amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Friday, June 05, 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


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


As Congress Debates Coming Back to DC, COVID-19 Funding Needs Abound

On Monday, May 4th, the Senate is scheduled to come back into session in Washington, DC as the city's daily rate of COVID-19 cases continues to increase. They will not be joined by their counterparts in the House, after Democratic leadership scuttled plans to return to Washington after hearing recommendations from medical experts at the Capitol.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, May 01, 2020


“Can I Trust You?”: AIDS United’s Jesse Milan Jr. Delivers Keynote Address at 2020 AMSA Convention

Milan’s address focused on trust as it relates to trauma, privilege and humility — and what that trust means for people living with or affected by HIV in seeking health care, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Thursday, April 30, 2020


CDC's Dr. Jonathan Mermin addresses COVID-19 & HIV at AIDSWatch 2020

Mermin, who serves as the director for the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talked about the COVID-19 pandemic and what people living with HIV need to know.

Posted By: Warren Gill - Monday, April 06, 2020

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