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

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Aquarius Gilmer
Interviews

A Faith-Filled Response to HIV in the South

"My gayness -- my identity -- is not a sin," says Rev. Aquarius Gilmer, the director of governmental affairs and advocacy at the Southern AIDS Coalition. "The sin is that people don't have access to prevention or care, not how a person contracts HIV or that they are living with HIV."

By Sarah Hashmall for AIDS United
Yolo Akili
Personal Stories

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
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Homeless People

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
Julio Fonseca
Personal Stories

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
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News

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
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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
George Sonsel
Personal Stories

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
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Military Personnel

Updates on HIV and the U.S. Military: An Unusually Active Month

The Trump administration's new discriminatory policy on HIV in the military is just one of a plethora of Department of Defense actions relevant to people living with HIV.

By AIDS United
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News

The Consequences of Our Elections: Why The Midterms Matter to People Living With HIV

There is plenty that you can do between now and the 2018 midterm elections to ensure that the voices of people living with and affected by HIV are heard.

By AIDS United
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Military Personnel

Trump Admin Plan to Ban People With HIV From Military 'Rooted in Prejudice'

AIDS United states that it "opposes this and any policy that tries to use military readiness as an excuse to promote an ideology of discrimination and stigma."

By AIDS United