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Meet Anselmo Fonseca: AIDS United Program Manager in Puerto Rico

This year, Anselmo Fonseca joined the AIDS United team as a program manager working from Puerto Rico. We caught up with Anselmo to learn more about his life, his plans for his new position, and how he stays motivated in this work.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Friday, June 14, 2019


Long-Term Survivors Thrive with HIV!

As we open Pride month, I am thankful for so many things, particularly your support. Today marks 38 years since the CDC first reported on a few mysterious cases of an unknown disease among gay men that we have since come to know as AIDS. Fittingly, this annual reminder of all those lost to this epidemic, also marks HIV Long-Term Survivors Day, a day to remember the countless people whose indomitable spirits and valuable lives have endured.

Posted By: Jesse Milan, Jr., J.D. - Wednesday, June 05, 2019


Expressing Love for Yourself and your Community

You may not have met her, but Bianca Carrillo is a central part of AIDS United’s strategic grantmaking. As we kick off our recognition of Pride Month, we want to take the opportunity to highlight Bianca.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Saturday, June 01, 2019


Though 2020 Federal Funding Bills’ Futures Unclear, Representatives Release Robust Health Spending Plans

While there is bipartisan desire to avoid a government shutdown by funding the federal government for fiscal year 2020, beginning October 1st of this year, lawmakers have to agree on the basics of federal yearly spending before doing so – and then will still need to convince President Trump to sign a bill with higher spending plans into law.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, May 03, 2019


Putting It Simply: Harm Reduction Works

Thomas Bridgen, the Grants Lead for people who use drugs at the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF) in London, on how he became involved in harm reduction, a funder’s perspective on investing in harm reduction, and his motivations for doing this work.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Tuesday, April 30, 2019


On the Importance of Mailing Checks

Zach, program manager for the Syringe Access Fund, reflects on the importance of administrative details of his work.

Posted By: Zach Ford, Program Manager - Monday, April 29, 2019


Meet Extraordinary Woman Kenya Carlyle

Kenya Carlyle is a case manager at Pridelines, a grantee of the Transgender Leadership Initiative. We caught up with Kenya to learn more about her journey, her reflections on National Transgender HIV Testing Day, and what keeps her motivated to do this work.

Posted By: Shannon Wyss, Program Manager - Wednesday, April 17, 2019


The Power of Youth and Love

Our newest program associate Bryan Thompson to learn more about his journey to AIDS United, his reflections on National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and what keeps him motivated.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Researching HIV: My Experience as a High School Student

Samuel Weissman, age 17, 2nd place winner in the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors – reflects on the importance of HIV research.

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Samuel Weissman - Monday, April 08, 2019


Reflections on Trans Day of Visibility

Shannon reflects on the importance of Trans Visibility and the many accomplishments from AIDS United's Transgender Leadership Initiative.

Posted By: Shannon Wyss, Program Manager - Tuesday, April 02, 2019

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