Strengthening AIDS United to propel the organization and the HIV sector towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030.

AIDS United strategic plan is designed to strengthen the engine of AU – the engine that will propel the organization and the HIV sector toward ending the HIV epidemic in the United States BY 20230. To achieve this, AIDS United has identified five strategic priorities for the organization.


Advancing the sector: Advancing the Sector: Continue to innovate and adapt to meet the field where it is and work to ensure the sector’s success. 


Continuing to Lead in a Competitive Environment: Make structural changes to ensure AU maintains its leadership and competitive edge as an organization and within the sector.


Internal Strengthening: Continually strengthen internal capacity and organizational infrastructure to meet the organization’s dynamic needs and its pillars.


Fortify Funding: Increase, diversify, and expand funding from public and private sector and individual resources. 


Continuing Commitment to the HIV Community: Addressing intersectional health justice while affirming the full diversity of the HIV community and considering the syndemic nature of communities and individuals impacted by HIV.


In this next phase of our history, AIDS United will continue to advance and invest in racial justice, Black, queer and trans liberation, geographic equity, harm reductionist approaches, and the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV. AIDS United recognizes that it is our responsibility to proactively address the racial disparities in our community—work that includes addressing any racial inequities within our own organization. Specifically, we believe that centering leadership and decision-making by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who reflect the communities most impacted by the epidemic in the United States in internal and external policies and practices leads to equity in outcomes for our focus communities.
We acknowledge that this work will require difficult but crucial conversations, as well as political education to ensure that organizational leadership, including the Board of Trustees and AIDS United staff have shared language and a basic understanding of how racial injustice, anti-Blackness, transphobia, white supremacy and other forms of oppression affecting communities most impacted by HIV in the US function, so that we can jointly determine how to set and monitor benchmarks to assess our progress in these areas. This will all take time and an ongoing commitment towards progress.