Syringe Access Fund Awards More $2 Million in Grants
Washington, D.C. – February 28, 2014 – The Syringe Access Fund (SAF), a collaborative funding initiative of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Levi Strauss Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Irene Diamond Fund, Tides Foundation, and AIDS United, announced the award of 50 grants totaling $2.4 million for SAF’s Round Eight Grant Cycle, which runs through 2016. A list of grantees can be seen by clicking here. Read more.
AIDS United-Affiliated Leaders Honored by Planned Parenthood for Black History Month
Washington, D.C. – February 12, 2014 – Donna Crews, AIDS United Director of Government Affairs, and Deon Haywood, Executive Director of Women with a Vision (an AU grantee), each have been honored by Planned Parenthood for Black History Month as one of 98 Planned Parenthood Dream Keepers.. Read more.
AU Guest Blog: Can the Black Community Really Become an AIDS-Free Generation?
It was the summer of 1982. AIDS was quickly becoming the scourge of the gay community. It was a time of ignorance, mass panic and fear. Government, faith leaders and too often, family members turned their back on the affected individuals. The first person I knew diagnosed with GRID (Gay Related Immune Deficiency) was my college buddy Lorraine. Not the "face" of AIDS at that time, Lorraine was a black heterosexual woman. There was no treatment, no hope and about three months post her diagnosis, Lorraine died. Read more of Marjorie's blog here.
AU Grantee News: BOOM!Health Forms Alliance with Momentum Project
BOOM!Health and The Momentum Project announced the details of a new strategic alliance to promote health and wellness through the provision of nutritious communal meals and supportive services to low income New Yorkers, especially those living with HIV/AIDS or other chronic illnesses. Momentum, which was previously a subsidiary of VillageCare, and BOOM!Health will now provide over 93,000 hot meals, 40,000 pantry bags and a wide array of lifesaving support services in Manhattan and the Bronx. Read more
AU Grantee News: St. Louis Effort for AIDS Achieves Legal Victory
A U.S. District court ruling late last week in a case brought by Saint Louis Effort for AIDS and other organizations will prevent the state of Missouri from imposing additional requirements or limitations on the operations of Missouri’s health exchange. In particular the law prevents the state from creating restrictions on patient navigators working to help consumers find insurance coverage. Saint Louis Effort for AIDS, the named plaintiff in the case, is also an AIDS United Access to Care grantee. Read more
I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!
“I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!” This is the 2014 theme for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was first observed in 1999, and since then, advocates, allies and people living with HIV/AIDS in the Black community have worked hard to be “Our Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper”. We’ve organized, united, strategized, articulated and advocated for the need to be our brother’s and sister’s keeper, as we remain dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS in the Black community. Read Gina's full blog post here.
AIDS United’s Access to Care Program Highlighted in ONAP Report as Delivering Results
WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 3, 2013 – At a World AIDS Day event at the White House, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) released its latest report on the progress of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The report spotlights AIDS United’s Access to Care (A2C) work as a public-private partnership that is truly helping to advance the goals of the Strategy. “It is a great honor to have our work highlighted by ONAP as a model public-private partnership helping advance the National Strategy,” said AIDS United President and CEO Michael Kaplan. “But make no mistake; our work would not be possible without the investment of many generous partners.” Read more.