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Looking back on HIV policy in 2020

This year has certainly been one to remember here at AIDS United. We’ve had many hurdles to overcome in this last year, and we are certainly hopeful for the year to come. As we close out an unusual year, our policy team reflects on some of the HIV advocacy community’s biggest wins in 2020.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Tuesday, December 22, 2020


AIDSWatch: The Road to Resiliency, a success for AIDSUnited

AIDS United, in partnership with the US PLHIV Caucus and the Treatment Access Expansion Project, hosted AIDSWatch: Road to Resiliency Sept. 29-30.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Thursday, October 08, 2020


Politicization of the CDC leaves those of us living with HIV wondering who to believe

The country’s ability to weather the COVID-19 pandemic is rooted in our trust that decisions are being made based on the best scientific evidence. The recent erosion of the wall between science and politics also erodes the HIV community’s trust.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Wednesday, September 23, 2020


Reflections of a Seasoned AIDSWatch Advocate

In this special guest blog North Carolina HIV advocate Wanda Brendle-Moss talks about her experience at AIDSWatch 2020 and how it being the first ever all virtual AIDSWatch allowed her to participate in ways she wouldn't have otherwise been able. Wanda also provides her thoughts on how HIV advocacy should be more inclusive of older advocates and those living with disabilities.

Posted By: Guest Blogger -- Wanda Brendle-Moss - Friday, April 03, 2020


AIDSWatch was a massive success

AIDSWatch is the largest constituent-driven HIV advocacy event in the country. AIDSWatch 2020 was held virtually and more than 2,500 people attended all or part of the day.

Posted By: Jesse Milan - Thursday, April 02, 2020


North Carolina AIDSWatch Scholarship Honors Longtime HIV Advocate Carolyn McAllaster

Ahead of AIDSWatch, we reached out to our friends at North Carolina AIDS Action Network, who have created a special opportunity to bring advocates to D.C. for the conference.

Posted By: Matt Martin, North Carolina AIDS Action Network grassroots advocacy manager - Friday, February 07, 2020


Register Now for AIDSWatch to Join HIV Advocates to Fight for Change

Registration is open for AIDSWatch 2020, an annual opportunity for HIV advocates from across the U.S. to gather as a grassroots community and speak truth to power on Capitol Hill.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, January 24, 2020


Finding Support and Inspiration at AIDSWatch -- An Advocate's Story

After this year's AIDSWatch, AIDS United reached out to Kirsten Bean, health education program manager at the Greene County Public Health Department in southwest Ohio, to share her experiences at AIDSWatch 2019 as one of more than a dozen syringe exchange program facilitators and harm reduction specialists who came for the event. This is her story.

Posted By: Guest Blogger -- Kirsten Bean - Friday, April 19, 2019


Christina Adeleke Isn’t Afraid to Dream Big

A lawyer and self-proclaimed policy nerd, Christina is a long-time advocate for people living with and affected by HIV.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, March 04, 2019


Meet Carl Baloney, Jr., Director of Government Affairs

A longtime advocate for vulnerable populations, Carl has focused his career on developing innovative policy solutions that benefit disenfranchised communities across the country, with a particular focus on the rural south.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, March 04, 2019

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