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Positive Organizing Shero: Mona Jessi

Mona Jessi has been living with HIV since 1999 and she has not let her diagnosis slow her down. Instead, she is powerhouse advocate who trains other women living with HIV in Texas to be their advocates. She is an active member of PWN-USA's Texas chapter and serves on her Ryan White Planning Council. We were excited to connect with Mona to learn more about her work, her motivations, and future goals.

Posted By: AIDS United - Thursday, March 29, 2018


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Recognizing Our Resilience

THis National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Dayoffers a national platform to not only re-focus the nation’s attention on the toll this disease has had on the African American community, but to also elevate the dialogue around the issues that are the drivers of HIV infection rates in our communities. But while so much of the discussion around race and HIV seems to conjure up negative perceptions about people in the communities most impacted, today I want to pose a more positive framing for the discussion. We must recognize and trust in the resilience and abilities of Black and brown people lead the way in identifying and applying strategies to end HIV in our communities.

Posted By: Valerie Rochester, Vice President for Program Strategy - Wednesday, February 07, 2018


Our Top Blogs and Articles from 2017

Looking for some holiday reading? Check out these pieces from the past year!

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Tuesday, December 19, 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


Uniting Faith Communities in the Fight Against HIV

Khadijah Abdullah, the Executive Director of RAHMA (Reaching All HIV-positive Muslims in America), is a powerful advocate for people living with HIV and a founder and lead organizer in the inaugural Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NFHAAD), which will be held on August 27. We caught up with Khadijah Abdullah to learn more about her work and the upcoming awareness day.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Wednesday, August 09, 2017


HIV.Gov - It's More than a Name Change

Check out's Facebook Live event featuring Dr. Richard Wolitski, director of the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy; Jesse Milan, Jr, AIDS United president & CEO; and Ms. Kaye Hayes, executive director of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

Posted By: HIV.GOv - Thursday, June 08, 2017


PACHA Focuses On Stigma Reduction

At this past week's meeting of The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), HIV advocates discussed the current state of play with regards to achieving the 2020 National HIV/AIDS Strategy goals, along with in-depth discussions around stigma reduction.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, September 30, 2016


Science Alone Can't Create a Just World

I often talk about what it was like testing HIV-positive in 1992, when the only treatment available was AZT. Today, I consider the bounty of treatments available and the many more in development. I think of what science has done for me, this field, and for so many others like me. Yet science alone can’t create a just world. In its purest form, science can be cold, calculated, and simply focused on what can be proven true or false. Science has delivered both cures and bombs, has been used for both good and bad. While science has the potential to fix much of what ails us — it won’t work for the advancement of us all without being firmly steeped in and led by our values.

Posted By: Michael Kaplan, President & CEO, AIDS United - Tuesday, June 28, 2016


CDC Estimate of Lifetime Risk of HIV Shows More Action Needed

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report at the Conference for Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2016 assessing lifetime risk of being diagnosed with HIV in the United States. The researchers found that the overall lifetime risk of being diagnosed with HIV fell from 1 in 78 during 2004-2005 to 1 in 99 during 2009-2013. While this study indicates that the overall trend is positive for the general population in decreasing new HIV diagnosis, major disparities persist for racial, sexual preference, and geographic subgroups.

Posted By: AIDS United Policy Department - Wednesday, March 16, 2016


HIV Prevention Conference Highlights Advances

For the first time in four years, thousands of HIV prevention program staffers from throughout the United States joined advocates, government officials, and people living with and affected by HIV for the 2015 U.S. National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC). Hundreds of panels focused on delivery of best practices, outreach to specific vulnerable populations such as youth, and other major aspects of prevention. The conference emphasized major advances in HIV prevention including treatment as prevention (TasP), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and high impact prevention. A major theme that emerged is the essential merger of HIV treatment and prevention, not only in terms of TasP but also in terms of other issues such as mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and poverty. Speakers regularly acknowledged the changes to prevention services but also called on the community members to overcome barriers and disparities that challenge access to treatment services for those at high risk. Notably Dr. Mindy Fullilove related gentrification and income inequality to poor prevention results and called for an end to such disparities.

Posted By: AIDS United Policy Department - Friday, December 11, 2015

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