AIDS United’s 2022 impact: Building the HIV community

This is one part of AIDS United’s 2022 Impact Report.

Black Women First Initiative

AIDS United is part of the evaluation and technical assistance provider for the Black Women First Initiative, in partnership with The University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Boston University Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health, and Impact Marketing + Communications. The initiative supports the design, implementation and evaluation of bundled evidence-informed interventions for Black women living with HIV.

Conexiones Positivas/Positive Action for Latinx Men: An Initiative for Gay, Bisexual and Trans Men

Conexiones Positivas/Positive Connections supports community-designed and led approaches to leadership development of gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex with men and transgender Hispanic/Latinx men who are living with HIV.

Hispanic/Latinx People Organizing Positively

The Hispanic/Latinx People Organizing Positively program provides grants to community-based organizations to help end HIV stigma and discrimination while building leadership among Hispanic/Latinx people living with HIV.

Midwest Capacity Building Assistance Program

In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AIDS United provides technical expertise to health departments and community organizations in the 12 Midwest states. AIDS United helps these organizations to optimally plan, integrate, implement and sustain comprehensive HIV prevention programs and services.

People Organizing Positively

People Organizing Positively amplifies grassroots organizing by bolstering meaningful, community-led leadership development of people living with HIV to reduce HIV-related stigma, raise education and awareness among policymakers, and thus indirectly improve outcomes along the continuum of care.

Transgender Leadership Initiative

The Transgender Leadership Initiative is a leadership development program supporting transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming leaders of color who are emerging leaders in their communities. TLI aims to facilitate and improve the professional development and community services/programs of trans leaders.

Using Innovative Interventions Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes Among People With HIV

Using Innovative Interventions Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes Among People With HIV, often shortened to 2iS, is a collaboration between The Fenway Institute and AIDS United. The project is funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program at the Health Resources and Services Administration. The initiative’s goal is to improve the HIV care continuum outcomes of linkage-to-care, reengagement, retention in care, and viral suppression among people living with HIV. 2iS funds up to 20 Ryan White programs and other HIV service organizations nationally. These intervention strategies seek to improve HIV health outcomes for:

  • People with substance use disorder.
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth (13-24 years old).
  • People who are or have been justice involved.
  • People who use telehealth services.