July 2012 has been established as National HIV Awareness Month to create broad-scale public awareness of the domestic impact of HIV/AIDS, end HIV stigma and discrimination, and engage new stakeholders in the fight against the disease, with the ultimate goal of ending the epidemic.
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The mission of AIDS United is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States through national, regional and local policy/advocacy, strategic grantmaking, and organizational capacity building. With partners throughout the country, AIDS United works 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.
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $325 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.
HealthHIV is a leading national, 501(c)(3) non-profit working with organizations, communities, and professionals to advance effective prevention, care, and support for people living with, or at risk for, HIV through education and training, technical assistance and capacity building, advocacy, and health services research and evaluation. HealthHIV supports primary care providers treating HIV, as well as community and faith-based organizations involved in HIV prevention, care and treatment.
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The Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1990 dedicated to addressing the health challenges and fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino/Hispanic communities. The Commission is the leading national Latino AIDS organization coordinating National Latino AIDS Awareness Day and other prevention, research, capacity building and advocacy programs across the United States and its territories.
Founded in 1983, NAPWA is the largest and oldest advocacy organization for PLWHA, and the most trusted voice in the HIV/AIDS community that advocates for the lives and dignity of all people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, especially the more than 1.2 million Americans who live with it today. To learn more, visit http://www.napwa.org
The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) represents a coalition of 3,000 faith based and community based organizations as well as AIDS service organizations advocating and delivering HIV/AIDS services in communities of color nationwide. Since 1987, NMAC has developed leadership in communities of color through a variety of advocacy campaigns, public policy education programs, national conferences, research programs, capacity building, technical assistance and trainings, and digital and electronic resource materials.
OraSure Technologies is a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of oral fluid diagnostic and collection devices and other technologies designed to detect or diagnose critical medical conditions. Its innovative products include rapid tests for the detection of antibodies to HIV and HCV at the point of care and testing solutions for detecting various drugs of abuse. In addition, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, DNA Genotek Inc., the Company also is a leading provider of oral fluid sample collection, stabilization and preparation products for molecular diagnostic applications. OraSure's portfolio of products is sold globally to various clinical laboratories, hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and other public health organizations, research and academic institutions, distributors, government agencies, physicians' offices, and commercial and industrial entities. The Company's products enable healthcare providers to deliver critical information to patients, empowering them to make decisions to improve and protect their health.
The Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI) was established in 2000 by Pediatric AIDS Chicago to help eliminate the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother to child. PACPI has helped fund and develop HIV-specific prenatal classes, a nationally recognized safety net and prevention model, a statewide hotline for pregnant HIV-positive women and the people that support them, enhanced case-management linking HIV-positive women to care and rapid testing in Illinois hospitals.
The Stigma Project
The Well Project (TWP) is a non-profit organization that bridges research, resources and relationships to change the course of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through a unique and comprehensive focus on women. TWP does this by developing and offering novel and accessible tools, information, and resources that educate, nurture and support women living with HIV, their caregivers and their health care providers. TWP was founded by Dawn Averitt Bridge and her brother, Richard Averitt in 2002. Ms. Averitt Bridge was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 at age 19 and has since become one of the nation’s most prominent HIV and AIDS treatment advocates, as well as a sought-after speaker and published writer on women’s health issues.
The Treatment Access Expansion Project (TAEP) was founded in 1996 with the purpose of working to expand access to affordable, comprehensive, quality health care for poor and low-income individuals living with HIV and AIDS. Since that time TAEP’s work has expanded to encompass the health care access needs of all low-income individuals living with chronic medical conditions, including HIV, hepatitis and mental illness. TAEP plays a leadership role in addressing emerging health care access opportunities and challenges by coordinating and informing the efforts of national, state and local community partners as they work to secure, preserve, and improve access to testing, care, treatment and essential support services. Currently, TAEP is actively engaged in both health care reform implementation – working to ensure that the promises offered through reform are a reality for low-income uninsured people living with chronic medical conditions.
The U.S. Caucus of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) was formed in 2011 by a number of organizations and groups led and directed by people living with HIV. The 1983 Denver Principles advise that people living with HIV/AIDS must “[f]orm caucuses to choose their own representatives, to deal with the media, to choose their own agenda and to plan their own strategies.” The U.S. Caucus of PLHIV was established to live out that vital directive.
U.S. Positive Women's Network (U.S. PWN), a project of WORLD, is a national membership body of women living with HIV and allies that exists to strengthen the strategic power of women living with HIV in the United States. We believe in self-determination, solidarity, and sisterhood. Everyday we inspire, inform, and mobilize HIV-positive women to advocate for changes that improve the quality of our lives and our communities. We do this through leadership development of HIV-positive women, creating tools for collective action, and mobilizing for strategic campaigns to change policies.