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APR03

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


APR02

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


FEB07

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


JAN24

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


APR19

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


MAR04

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


MAR04

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


APR12

An Ally’s Journey At AIDSWatch

Sitting in those offices, I understood the value of my position as an ally. Though I lost friends to AIDS and have several friends living with HIV, these conditions are not front-and-center in my daily life. I realized that there is a value in legislative staff seeing me, someone who is not living with HIV and whose work does not center around HIV, participating in AIDSWatch. Seeing allies who care enough to haul themselves to a legislative office forces elected and staff to view HIV/AIDS as an issue of importance to people outside the “traditional” groups with a “reason” to care.

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Margot Carmichael Lester - Thursday, April 12, 2018


APR06

25th Anniversary AIDSWatch Breaks Records & Sets Tone for 2018

Over the last 25 years of progress and of struggle in the fight to end the AIDS epidemic, AIDSWatch has been a constant—a yearly opportunity to gather together as a grassroots community and speak truth to power on Capitol Hill with HIV advocates from all across the country. And on this year, the year marking the 25th anniversary of AIDSWatch, the spirit and fire of the HIV advocacy community stretched farther and shone brighter than it ever had before.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, April 06, 2018


APR03

My First AIDSWatch

Mary Jane Maestas reflects on attending her first ever AIDSWatch! "This event helped me realize that we have a lot of work to do in the fight to end HIV/AIDS and we are just the organizations that can get it done!"

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Mary Jane Maestas, PWN - CO - Tuesday, April 03, 2018



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