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.

How to Reach AIDS United AIDS United 1424 K Street, N.W., Suite 200 Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 202.408.4848 Fax: 202.408.1818 Web: www.aidsunited.org

Latest by AIDS United

Meet Health Equity Hero Yolo Akili Robinson

The executive director and founder of the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) recently oversaw a multimillion-dollar NIH research initiative focusing on improving health outcomes for young black and Latino men.

By Sarah Hashmall for AIDS United

Trump Administration's Public Charge Rule Would Derail Efforts to End the U.S. HIV Epidemic

Tell the Department of Homeland Security that this hateful, harmful, and discriminatory policy is unacceptable before the public comment period ends on Dec. 10.

By AIDS United

Meet Bry, the Eccentric Uncle

Bryan Guyll, the author of The Surreal Life of the Eccentric Uncle, talks about his experience as a first-time author, as a long-term HIV survivor, and how he maintains his positive outlook on life.

By Sarah Hashmall for AIDS United

Hurricane Michael's Impact on People Living With HIV and How You Can Help

People living with HIV in Florida's panhandle have been left to wonder not only where they will be able sleep tonight, but also where their next dose of antiretroviral medication will come from.

By AIDS United

In Miami, a Potential HIV Outbreak Under a Highway Underpass Raises Ethical Questions

Homeless rights advocates are concerned by the heightened presence of authorities in a Miami encampment.

By AIDS United

Speak It Into Existence: Talking About HIV Can Help End It

"This National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, my wish is that by sharing my story, you might share yours and that together we get the word out about HIV prevention, testing, and treatment," Julio Fonseca writes.

By Julio Fonseca for AIDS United

My Mother, Who Never Wore Gloves

Robert Gamboa -- an official for the City of West Hollywood who is living with HIV and in recovery from substance use -- chronicles the remarkable compassion displayed by his mother throughout 35 years dealing with HIV as a social worker and a parent...

By Robert Gamboa and Myles Helfand for AIDS United

From Safety Nets to Barbed Wire: Secretary Azar Takes Money From HIV Programs to Pay for Detention of Immigrant Children

"Taking away federal HIV funding in order to detain immigrant children after separating them from their families is appalling and cannot be tolerated."

By AIDS United

Hands Off HIV Funding and Immigrant Children!

HHS Secretary Alex Azar wants to reallocate $266 million in funds allocated by Congress for HIV treatment, prevention, and support services, and repurpose it to finance the separation and imprisonment of young immigrant children.

By AIDS United

Before Celebrities Spoke of AIDS: A Reflection From the Beginning of the Epidemic

George Sonsel, founding member and first executive director of Desert AIDS Project, looks back at the time people came together to help members of their community die with dignity through compassionate hospice care.

By AIDS United