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JUN28

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


MAR11

Your AIDSWatch Stories: Powerful Tools for HIV Advocacy

Stories really do make all the difference, whether swaying a legislator, combatting HIV-related stigma, addressing bigotry, or raising awareness. When woven together, they mark our hard-fought journey, measure our progress, and show just how far we have yet to go to make the promise of an AIDS-free generation a reality. It is clear that together we can end AIDS in America. It was especially evident during last week’s AIDSWatch—which took place in Washington D.C. from Sunday, February 28th to Tuesday, March 1st.

Posted By: AIDS United Policy Department - Friday, March 11, 2016


FEB26

AIDSWatch, Advocates and Activists- More Important Than Ever!

Not to be overly dramatic, but lessons we learn here can carry throughout our lives. I have discovered that what I learned at AIDSWatch allowed me to develop my own voice, form formidable partnerships, and support new voices.

Posted By: Barb Cardell, PWN USA Board Chair; US PLHIV Caucus Vice-Chair - Friday, February 26, 2016


DEC01

World AIDS Day 2015: Making the Promise a Reality

This World AIDS Day, help us make the promise a reality. Please consider a tax-deductible year-end gift or monthly pledge to AIDS United. By investing in our work, we can continue to advance our mission of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.

Posted By: Michael Kaplan, President & CEO, AIDS United - Tuesday, December 01, 2015


NOV16

Can I Count On You?

Can I count on your support to ensure the Ryan White program stays funded for the next few years, as we work out the details of Affordable Care Act implementation? Can I count on you to do everything in your power to repeal HIV criminalization laws, because they unfairly target and stigmatize people living with HIV? These are the questions I want every legislator in Congress to look me in the eyes and answer.

Posted By: Naina Khanna, US People Living with HIV Caucus Steering Committee Member, and AIDS United Trustee - Monday, November 16, 2015


NOV04

Raise Your Voice – Make Change – Register for AIDSWatch 2016

We have the science to end the HIV epidemic. We just need the political will. That’s why AIDSWatch, the largest annual constituent-based national HIV/AIDS advocacy day, is more important than ever. Last year, AIDSWatch brought together nearly 400 advocates from 30 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to the nation’s capital. Collectively, AIDSWatch represented states that account for 92% of the current U.S. epidemic. Advocates had 220 congressional meetings – including 70 attended by a Member of Congress – to tell their stories and educate them about important issues to people living with HIV in the United States.

Posted By: Michael Kaplan, President and CEO, AIDS United - Wednesday, November 04, 2015


JUL16

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


APR24

AIDSWatch 2015 and the Trans* Experience

What do you do when you are invited into a space and seemingly forgotten once you are present?

Posted By: Tommy Luckett is a Little Rock, Arkansas-based PWN-USA member and an adviser with the network Positively Trans. - Friday, April 24, 2015


APR24

One Ounce of Truth: The Collective Power of AIDSWatch 2015

Stop! I immediately thought of HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS) and the truth we were striving to share with members of Congress on April 14, 2015. Four hundred advocates from thirty states and Puerto Rico were about to converge on Capitol Hill as part of AIDSWatch 2015. One of my peers said, “You cannot stay adherent to medications if you are homeless.” Another said, ”There are currently fifty thousand households served by HOPWA while 1.2 million people in America live with HIV.”

Posted By: Susan Mull is a PWN-USA member, poet, writer, educator, and longtime activist based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. - Friday, April 24, 2015


MAY23

AIDSWatch 2014: The Power of Advocacy and Sharing Our Stories

As people living with HIV/AIDS, we intimately know the many barriers preventing us from achieving the possible, an AIDS free generation. Despite the discovery of the HIV virus in the 1980’s, our youth continue to be poorly educated on sexual health at homes and in our public schools. Stigma is real and continues to be a factor that not only prevents people from getting tested, but also from disclosing their HIV-status and being linked and retained in high quality care, treatment and supportive services.

Posted By: Michael Emanuel Rajner, Steering Committee Member, United States People Living with HIV Caucus (USPLHIV) - Friday, May 23, 2014



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