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National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day 2017

Today we’re proud to welcome Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) and Founder of the Hispanic Health Network, to share his thoughts on National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day.

Posted By: Guillermo Chacón, the Latino Commission on AIDS - Thursday, October 12, 2017


Raising HIV Awareness in the Latinx Community

David Michael Pérez is the director of development at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). This National Latinx HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, we caught up with David to learn more about LULAC’s work in HIV, the impact of HIV on the Latinx community, and his passion for work with the LGBTQ community.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Continuing Forward: Leadership For Now

I got a call in May 2016. “Jesse we are searching for the interim President & CEO of AIDS United…. Are you interested?” Without missing a heartbeat, I thought to myself, “You must do this – now!” My life changed immediately. I could never have predicted all the other changes coming in 2016. For all of us living with, working for, and affected by HIV in America, 2016 was a year of unexpected change.

Posted By: Jesse Milan, Jr, President & CEO, AIDS United - Wednesday, October 04, 2017


Now, more than ever: Reflection on Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

On National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we need to come together across communities to make sure that everyone has the knowledge and access to tools, like PrEP and HIV treatment, that could ultimately end the epidemic in the United States.

Posted By: Julio Fonseca, Program Manager - Tuesday, September 26, 2017


How Did We Get Here? Reflections on HIV Long-Term Survivors Day

Joseph (Joe) Interrante, a long-term HIV survivor, is Chief Executive Officer of Nashville CARES. He made AIDS his life work after his first life partner’s illness and death from AIDS in Boston in 1983. We caught up with Joe to discuss the importance of HIV Long-Term Survivors Day and learn about his work.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, June 05, 2017


Breaking the Silence to Change Hearts and Minds

Lance Toma is the Executive Director of API Wellness, an LGBTQ and people of color community health center in San Francisco that transforms lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality. Lance has been working in HIV for over 20 years, and his work is firmly grounded in social justice. This May 19 is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. We caught up with Lance to learn more about the significance of this day, the barriers faced by Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities, and his motivations for doing this work.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Tuesday, May 16, 2017


HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: An Advocate’s Perspective

Christine Campbell is a lifetime HIV advocate. Her career has been built on her value of furthering social justice for all in terms of rights, opportunities, privilege, power, and distribution of wealth within society. May 18 is National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. We caught up with Christine for an advocate’s perspective on what this day represents.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Thursday, May 11, 2017


A Day Just for Us

KeivaLei works at Life Foundation in Honolulu Hawaii – the oldest, and longest running HIV/AIDS organization in Hawaii. Keiva works as their Linkage to Care Coordinator, linking newly diagnosed individuals into care and support services. She facilitates support groups, conducts outreach among people living with HIV and their partners, supports a transgender service program titled the Kua’ana Project which, along side Case Management and outreach services, conducts capacity building for other agencies relating to transgender cultural competency. This Monday, April 17 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day. We caught up with Keiva to learn more about the significance of this day and about her work in Hawaii.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, April 24, 2017


Youth Advocate Spotlight: Zamora Fellow Ryan McElhose

In observance of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we asked our current Zamora Fellow on his insight and journey understanding HIV prevention, treatment, and care. These are his thoughts.

Posted By: Ryan McElhose, Public Policy Zamora Fellow - Thursday, April 06, 2017


Positive Organizing Shero: Teresa Sullivan

Teresa Sullivan is an HIV educator and advocate. She has worked with Philadelphia FIGHT for the past 10 years and is a board member of the Positive Women’s Network-USA (PWN-USA) and an active member of the PWN-USA Philadelphia chapter. Her work is grounded in activism, and she strives to make sure that people living with HIV can live free from stigma and discrimination. We were privileged to speak with Teresa in recognition of her work and Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This interview is a part of the series Positive Organizing Sheroes - Highlighting Women Making a Difference.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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