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Notes from the Field: Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition is Familiar with How to Support Community Through Crises like COVID-19

Sarah Ziegenhorn, executive director of the Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition, reflects on how the coalition has weathered the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and what others can learn from their experiences.

Posted By: Sarah Ziegenhorn, Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition - Monday, July 13, 2020


Newly Elected Members of Congress Educate & Advocate for Syringe Services Programs

This week, Representatives Donna Shalala (D-FL-27) and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-5) tried to elevate the need for swift action to support syringe services programs (SSPs) by hosting a briefing for members of the newly formed Freshmen Working Group on Addiction, a bipartisan effort among newly elected members of Congress to promote policies to end the overdose crisis in this United States. AIDS United has the details.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, November 01, 2019


As HIV Transmission Among People Who Inject Drugs Increases, So Does The Need For Action

Earlier this month, public health officials in Multnomah County, Oregon reported that the state was experiencing its most substantial HIV outbreak in years and that it was occurring primarily among people who inject drugs. The outbreak has seen 42 people who either inject drugs or who have sex with people who inject drugs contract HIV in the last 18 months.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 28, 2019


Syringe Services Programs Can Help End the Opioid Epidemic, But We Have to Fund Them First

In 2019, the United States is firmly in the throes of an opioid crisis that is increasingly being driven by injection drug use of substances like heroin and fentanyl that place those who inject drugs at high risk of overdose and of contracting infectious diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV). But government funding for syringe services program is woefully insufficient to meet the current need. For now, it may be up to private philanthropy to step in and fund SSPs where federal, state, and local governments will not.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Wednesday, May 01, 2019


Meet Kelly Stevens, the Shero Behind the Scenes

This Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we want to highlight Kelly Stevens for all of the incredible behind the scenes work she does. She is truly an unsung shero in the field!

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Thursday, March 07, 2019


Safer Consumption Spaces Put People Who Use Drugs First

We caught up with Miss Ian, the new Executive Director of the San Francisco Drug Users’ Union (SFDUU), to learn more about SFDUU’s advocacy around SCS, drug-user health, and fighting stigma.

Posted By: Zach Ford, AIDS United - Thursday, January 24, 2019


AIDS United at the 2018 National Harm Reduction Conference

Next week, October 18-21, the Harm Reduction Conference will take place in New Orleans, LA. The conference is the most widely attended harm reduction gathering in the nation, and the only conference of its kind in the United States. And AIDS United will be there in full force!

Posted By: AIDS United - Wednesday, October 10, 2018


Puerto Rico can’t be left out or left behind

Last weekend, AIDS United staff had the opportunity to attend Lazos Creando Fuerzas (Connections Creating Strengths) in San Juan, the fifteenth conference of Puerto Rico CoNCRA, a community organization serving Puerto Ricans living with and affected by HIV.

Posted By: Paola Barahona - Friday, August 31, 2018


AIDS United at 2018 USCA!

Next week, September 6 - 9, the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) will take place in Orlando, FL. And AIDS United will be there in full force!

Posted By: AIDS United - Thursday, August 30, 2018


We want your feedback on the Ending the Epidemic Plan!

The Act Now End AIDS Coalition want your comments on the Ending the Epidemic Plan!

Posted By: The Act Now End AIDS Coalition - Friday, July 20, 2018

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