People Organizing Positively (POP), supported by Gilead Sciences, Inc., is designed to revitalize a grass-roots organizing movement among people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) that impacts HIV-related stigma, raises education and awareness among policy makers, and indirectly improves outcomes along the continuum of care.

The program supports local organizing efforts to address stigma and engagement in care. This is being accomplished by (1) revitalizing the movement of HIV-positive mobilization in local communities, and (2) ensuring synergistic efforts that help us document models that are effective in achieving organizing goals, and can be shared and scaled elsewhere.

“Meaningful involvement of people living with HIV is critical at national, local and organizational levels. The approach of ‘nothing about us without us,’ means that people living with HIV are at the center of decision making on policy and programs,” said AIDS United President & CEO Jesse Milan, Jr. “As a person living with HIV, I’m proud that these grantees are promoting leadership for our people to help achieve our national and community goals for HIV.”

From leading a multi-state initiative empowering women living with HIV, addressing leadership development of people living with HIV through advocacy/storytelling, to multiple campaigns mobilizing community members to address HIV criminalization, the 10 grantee organizations are working to harness the power and resiliency inherent in their communities to make a clear difference in the lives of people living with HIV everywhere.

Learn more about the 2018 POP projects.

AIDS United, with funding from Gilead Sciences, Inc., is pleased to announce the next opportunity for grant support through People Organizing Positively (POP)!