AIDS United

The mission of AIDS United is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States. We will achieve this goal through national, regional and local policy/advocacy, strategic grantmaking, and organizational capacity building. With partners throughout the country, we will work to ensure that people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS have access to the prevention and care services they need and deserve.

The creation of AIDS United combines private-sector fundraising, philanthropy, coalition building, public policy expertise, and advocacy -- as well as a network of passionate local and state partners -- to most effectively and efficiently respond to the epidemic in the communities most impacted by it.

Through its unique Community Partnerships program and targeted special grantmaking initiatives, AIDS United supports more than 400 grassroots organizations annually that provide HIV prevention, care and support services to underserved individuals and populations most impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic including communities of color, women and people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. South.

AIDS United advocates for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and the organizations that serve them. AIDS United's policy staff has been instrumental in the development and implementation of major public health policies that improve the quality of life for those living with HIV/AIDS and ensure evidence based prevention programs to stop the spread of new infections.

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Latest by AIDS United

At USCA 2018, the International AIDS Conference in 2020 Casts a Broad Shadow

If there is one thing about this year's USCA that is tangibly different than conferences past, it is the looming specter of the 2020 International AIDS Conference in San Francisco and Oakland.

By AIDS United

Qualifying for Social Security Benefits With HIV or AIDS

If you are living with HIV or AIDS in the U.S., you might be eligible for financial aid. The Social Security Administration offers monthly disability benefits for people in need.

By Deanna Power for AIDS United

$1 Million in Funding to Help HIV Organizations Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Announced at USCA

Donated by Gilead Sciences, the $1 million fund to help HIV organizations impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma was announced at the opening of the 21st annual U.S. Conference on AIDS in Washington, D.C.

By AIDS United

Using Telemedicine in Rural Alabama

Laurie Dill, M.D., discusses an Alabama eHealth program to deliver high-quality care in underserved communities in rural portions of the state through telemedicine.

By Sarah Hashmall for AIDS United

HIV Vaccine: Where Are We?

A short overview of the current research and development of a vaccine for prevention of HIV transmission and the two primary approaches being used to develop such a vaccine.

By AIDS United

Senate Unanimously Passes HIV Organ Policy Equity Act

On Monday, June 17, the Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act (S. 330), which would repeal the ban on organ donation from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients. The bill would also allow research into th...

By AIDS United

Dr. Jonathan Mermin Named Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention

Dr. Jonathan "Jono" Mermin has been named the newest Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Mermin brings years of experience to this...

By AIDS United

AVAC Accepting Applications for 2014 HIV Advocacy Fellowships

AVAC, Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention, is now accepting applications for their 2014 HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowships. The goal of AVAC's Advocacy Fellowship is to expand the capacity of advocates and organizations to monitor, support a...

By AIDS United

HIV and Food: What You Need to Know About SNAP!

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food aid to low-income Americans, including many living with HIV. However, the U.S. Congress is considerin

By Melissa Donze for AIDS United

CDC Releases Surveillance Report on Social Determinants of Health

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report that focuses on census tract-level social determinants of health (SDH) among adults diagnosed with HIV infection. The term "social determi...

By AIDS United