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Are you #DoingIt?

National HIV Testing Day is a reminder to get the facts, get tested, and get involved to take care of yourself and your partners. An estimated 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and that number grows by almost 45,000 every year. One in eight people who have HIV don't know it. That means they aren't getting the medical care they need to stay healthy and avoid passing HIV to others.

Posted By: AIDS United - Friday, June 24, 2016


New Data on HIV Among MSM: Better Knowledge. Better Response?

A new analysis of data released earlier this week by CDC officials and researchers from Emory University provided an improved estimate of the prevalence of HIV in 2012 among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the U.S. The analysis is in a report published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. The report features prevalence of diagnosed HIV infection in 2012 and rates of new HIV diagnoses in 2013 among MSM in U.S. states, metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), and counties. The report is further evidence of the huge burden of HIV among MSM. The national estimated HIV prevalence among MSM in 2012 was 15%. The national estimate of diagnosed HIV infection among MSM in 2012 was 11%. The data demonstrate the stark and disproportionate impact of HIV on MSM in the South.

Posted By: AIDS United Policy Department - Sunday, May 22, 2016


The Veil of HB2: Spotlighting Transgender Issues to Cover Multi-Issue Legislative Attacks

Last month, North Carolina enacted HB2, a law that targets transgender people while also broadly attacking workers and local democracy. The full implications of HB2 have not been recognized in much of the media coverage, both in terms of the specific harms to trans workers of color, particularly trans women of color, as well as the broader effect of the law on all workers in North Carolina. By recognizing the full scope of the law while also centering our strategies as advocates for the communities most impacted, we’ll be in a stronger position to fight similar bills when introduced around the country.

Posted By: Preston Van Vliet, National Campaign Organizer of the LGBTQ Work-Family Project - Friday, April 22, 2016


Creating Change 2016

Later this week, January 10 - 13, the 28th annual Creating Change conference will take place here in Chicago, IL. The conference is the pre-eminent political, leadership and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement.

Posted By: Communications Department, AIDS United - Tuesday, January 19, 2016


They’re Doing it. You should be Doing it, Too: CDC Launches New National Prevention Campaign

On Monday, during the National HIV Prevention Conference, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the newest national HIV testing and prevention campaign “Doing It,” as part of its Act Against AIDS initiative.

Posted By: Cody Barnett, Communications Coordinator, AIDS United - Friday, December 11, 2015


AIDS United: Making the Promise a Reality

For almost three decades, AIDS United has supported community-driven responses to the HIV epidemic around the country that reach the nation’s most disproportionately affected people, including gay and bisexual men, communities of color, women, people living in the Deep South, people struggling with substance abuse, those living in poverty, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Posted By: AIDS United - Thursday, July 16, 2015


Behind The Scenes: A Filmmaker in San Francisco | #PrideInPrevention

Upon seeing AIDS United’s #PrideInPrevention promotion, I knew this topic hit close to home. I live in San Francisco, a city with one of the largest populations of LGBT people and highest rates of HIV in the United States. Nationally, HIV infection rates have raised 22% in gay and bisexual men since 2008 and almost 50,000 people become infected each year. In San Francisco, almost one in four gay or bisexual men is living with HIV.

Posted By: Maya John, San Francisco, California - Friday, May 29, 2015


A.C.E. Takes #PrideinPrevention

“I think HIV prevention is very important. I always encourage friends to get tested and know their status because self care is community care,” Anthony Estrada.

Posted By: Alfredo Flores, MGroup Facilitator/Outreach Prevention Services - Thursday, May 28, 2015


ConnectedBoston | #PrideInPrevention

The objective of Connected Boston, a program of the Multicultural AIDS Coalition, is to provide “men of color who have sex with men” (MSM of Color) with access to sexual, mental, and general health resources in environments where these resources are absent or scarce.

Posted By: Mike Yepes and Matheus Cabral - CONNECTEDBoston Community Action Board - Monday, May 18, 2015


Seeing Red: The Next Generation in the Fight against HIV/AIDS | #PrideInPrevention

Wow! Here we are in 2015 and HIV/AIDS is still affecting millions of people around the world. Who would of thought? This is why the work we do as advocates and health educators is so important! Where are my manners? My name is Benjamin Di’Costa a 24-year-old bisexual man living in Chicago, IL. I currently work in HIV prevention, specifically with young same gender-loving men who are living with HIV or at high risk.

Posted By: Benjamin Di’Costa, Chicago Illinois - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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