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AIDS United honors historic March on Washington

Friday marks 57 years since the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This year, a Commitment March on Washington will be held Friday “to recommit to the dream Dr. Martin Luther King defined in the 1963 march, to call for police accountability and reform, and to mobilize voters ahead of the November elections.” AIDS United endorses the 2020 Commitment March on Washington and is closing for the day to commemorate the original historic march and allow staff to participate in-person or virtually in this year’s march.

Posted By: Warren Gill - Thursday, August 27, 2020


The Ryan White Care Act: A model for health care in this country

AIDS United joins advocates around the country in lifting up the Ryan White Care Act, which turns 30 on Aug. 18. The Ryan White Care remains a vital resource ensuring everyone living with HIV, particularly the most vulnerable of us, can access care and treatment.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Tuesday, August 18, 2020


All of us living with HIV are aging with HIV

There have been many advances in treatment, and those of us living with HIV are also living longer, healthier lives. More than half the people living with HIV are over 50 right now, and that number is only going to grow. This is why a focus on HIV and aging is so critical.

Posted By: Warren Gill - Thursday, August 06, 2020


Biden Leans Into Obama Era Policies to End 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 are running for president. Here is Vice President Joe Biden's responses.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 26, 2020


Eight HIV Organizations That Empower Black Communities

The mission of AIDS United is to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. We cannot achieve that without prioritizing the health and well-being of Black people. If you or your organization is looking to support or learn from those who are actively impacting HIV rates in Black communities, here’s a list of 8 who are doing amazing work

Posted By: Whitney Thomas - Friday, June 12, 2020


Ashlie Jacob Pollard is Working to Empower LGBTQ Youth in Philadelphia

Ashlie Jacob Pollard got his start in advocacy when he was a teenager interning at the Attic Youth Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He’s since become the director of administration at the organization, bringing his journey full circle.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Tuesday, June 09, 2020


Meet Jasmine McKenzie, a Force for Change in South Florida

For Jasmine McKenzie, her work to empower other Black transgender women is rooted in her experiences as a child. “I just didn’t know where I could go to help,” said McKenzie. “My goal is to help prevent as many young transgender women from going through what I had to face growing up.”

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Thursday, June 04, 2020


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

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