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The importance of sharing stories and space with youth advocates

In order to end HIV, we need to ensure that the movement has the longevity required to put a stop to an epidemic that is older than what we even consider to be a youth advocate. We need to intentionally ensure we are including youth voices in this fight.

Posted By: Whitney Thomas - Friday, April 09, 2021


Remembering Pedro Zamora on National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day as we work to #StopHIVTogether

When Pedro Zamora disclosed his HIV status to the strangers living with him on The Real World: San Francisco, Zamora became the face of HIV for people watching from their living rooms across the United States. A 21-year-old Cuban immigrant, Zamora had dedicated his life to educating youth about HIV/AIDS.

Posted By: Jake Soria, Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellow - Friday, April 09, 2021


Why transgender equity is critical to ending the HIV epidemic

On this International Transgender Day of Visibility, AIDS United renews our call for the full equality of transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming individuals.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Wednesday, March 31, 2021


Celebrating changemakers working to end the HIV epidemic this Transgender Day of Visibility

On Trans Day of Visibility, AIDS United and the Fund for Resilience, Equity and Engagement (FREE), want to continue our efforts to amplify the voices and work of TGNC folx who are doing amazing work across the country.

Posted By: Jade Lenore LeDuff - Wednesday, March 31, 2021


Join AIDS United for our second Midwest Syringe Services Programs: Virtual Institute

In collaboration with local health departments, community partners and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AIDS United is excited to present our second virtual institute on syringe services programs in the Midwest.

Posted By: Carsen Beckwith - Thursday, March 25, 2021


The American Rescue Plan, a step forward toward ending the epidemic

On March 11, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan. This plan provides major benefits including $1,400 in stimulus checks, the expansion of unemployment benefits through Sept. 6, 2021 and more than $20 billion in emergency rental assistance. While these items benefit many, our policy team walks us through the specifics of how this bill impacts people living with and vulnerable to HIV.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 12, 2021


Putting Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV into action for Black women and girls as we #StopHIVTogether

Around National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we caught up with LaTrischa Miles to learn more about her work and how we can center Black women and girls in our work to stop HIV together.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Thursday, March 11, 2021


Learning opportunities with AIDS United's Midwest Capacity Building Assistance team

Throughout the month of March, AIDS United’s Midwest Capacity Building Assistance program will offer a variety of no-cost learning and engagement opportunities for health departments and their community partners across the region.

Posted By: Carsen Beckwith - Tuesday, March 09, 2021


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who use drugs

Calculating the true damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is a difficult task. We can note that more than 519,000 Americans have died due to complications from COVID-19 over the past year, but that number does not reflect all of the death and undue suffering this virus and our nation’s response have caused.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 05, 2021


Congressional Community Project Funding: How new rules can benefit HIV organizations.

The House Committee on Appropriations has recently announced new rules for community project funding. This process, also known as earmarking or pork-barrel spending, is the often misunderstood and disparaged funding process of inserting provisions into appropriations bills that allow for the direct funding of certain projects. This means that these funding recipients will not have to respond to requests for proposals to receive federal dollars.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 05, 2021

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