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HIV/AIDS Resources

POZ Magazine

POZ is an award-winning print and online brand for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Offering unparalleled editorial excellence since 1994, POZ magazine and POZ.com are identified by our readers as their most trusted sources of information about the disease.
 

Offering daily news, treatment updates, personal profiles, investigative features, videos, blogs and an extensive online social network that includes POZ Personals (150,000 members and counting) and community forums (that are moderated and active 24/7), POZ addresses the wide spectrum of needs of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

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A&U Magazine

Our Mission:

Art & Understanding, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. The mission of Art & Understanding, Inc.’s A&U magazine is to publish cultural and literary responses to the AIDS pandemic; feature HIV/AIDS-related treatment, care and prevention news; and spotlight HIV/AIDS advocates. It was created for the HIV-affected community.

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Positively Aware Magazine

THE MOST TRUSTED SOURCE OF HIV TREATMENT AND ADVOCACY NEWS

For almost 30 years, TPAN’s magazine, POSITIVELY AWARE has been among the most trusted sources of HIV treatment and advocacy news. It is a national voice for amplifying the concerns and resource needs for people living with HIV across the U.S. We provide accurate, up-to-date treatment information for people living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers. We also cover all of the most important medical conferences, including CROI and IAC. The magazine serves as an educational tool for HIV caregivers and helps to provide their clients and patients with the best treatment information available. We are also read by influential HIV researchers and policy makers. 

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One Heartland

Since 1993, One Heartland has been creating life-changing camp experiences for youth facing social isolation, intolerance or serious health challenges. Our camps provide a welcoming, bully-free environment where children, youth and young adults can feel completely accepted for who they are—often for the first time in their lives.

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HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day

(HLTSAD) is June 5, 2022

Why June 5?

June 5, 1981, is the beginning of AIDS Awareness before it was identified as AIDS. It is an important day in the history of HIV/AIDS. HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day is June 5, 2019. It is the 38th anniversary of the day AIDS arrived unannounced, unnamed and unwelcome in our lives via a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMRW)

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HIV.gov

HIV Basics
Resources
About HIV/AIDS
Living well with HIV

GET TESTED. FIND SERVICES + PrEP.

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U Equals U
U=U Campaign

People living with HIV cannot transmit the virus if they have an “undetectable” viral load. U=U transforms what it means to live with HIV.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation - Houston, Texas

The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 1,600,000 people in 45 countries. We are currently the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the world.
 

AHF funds its mission to rid the world of AIDS through a network of pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic partnerships. Generating new, innovative ways of treatment, prevention and advocacy has been the hallmark of our success.
 

Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. As we create and implement new programs in communities across the U.S. and abroad, we expand delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the aim of saving more lives.

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National AIDS Memorial Quilt

National AIDS Memorial AIDS Quilt

HEALING, HOPE, REMEMBRANCE, AND HISTORY
ABOUT THE AIDS EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA

By sharing the story of the struggle against HIV/AIDS, we remember, in perpetuity, the lives lost, we offer healing and hope to survivors, and we inspire new generations of activists in the fight against stigma, denial, and hate, for a just future.

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Join the fight against HIV/AIDS! Wear the bracelet. Until...

Until There’s A Cure® is a national organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to combat this pandemic.

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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundaton - EGPAF

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation seeks to end global pediatric HIV/AIDS through prevention and treatment programs, research, and advocacy.

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ONE Campaign
www.one.org

ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.

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Product RED Campaign
www.red.org

(RED) was created to bring justice to the AIDS fight by delivering life-saving medicine in the poorest parts of the world.  

Thanks to a global force of the world’s most iconic companies and their consumers, millions of lives have been saved.

Today, that progress is now under threat as COVID relief remains unavailable in many countries, leaving the entire world vulnerable to variants and future pandemics.

But, we have the tools to stop it. 

We can make testing, treatment and vaccines available everywhere, which will protect everyone. So why wouldn’t we?    

(RED) was made for this moment.

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The Montrose Center in Houston, Texas

Fast Facts from HIV.gov:


At year-end 2019, an estimated 1.2 million people in the United States aged 13 and older had HIV in the U.S., the most recent year for which this information is available.

According to the latest CDC data, in 2019, 36,801 people received an HIV diagnosis in the United States and dependent areas.


HIV continues to have a disproportionate impact on certain populations, particularly racial and ethnic minorities and gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.

Heterosexual people made up 23% of all HIV diagnoses in the U.S. and 6 dependent areas in 2019. Heterosexual men accounted for 7% of new HIV diagnoses and heterosexual women accounted for 16%.

People who inject drugs (PWID) accounted for 7% of new HIV infections in the U.S. and 6 dependent areas in 2019. Men who inject drugs accounted for 4% of new HIV diagnoses, and women who inject drugs accounted for 3%.

In 2019, Blacks/African Americans represented 13% of the U.S. population but accounted for 44% of new HIV diagnoses.


In 2019, an estimated 34,800 new HIV infections occurred in the United States.
New HIV infections declined 8% from 37,800 in 2015 to 34,800 in 2019, after a period of general stability.


In 2019, 36,801 people received an HIV diagnosis in the U.S. and 6 dependent areas—an overall 9% decrease compared with 2015.


HIV diagnoses are not evenly distributed across states and regions. The highest rates of new diagnoses continue to occur in the South.

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CDC recommends everyone ages 13-64 get tested for #HIV at least once as part of routine health care. 
 

Find an HIV test near you, including how to get an HIV self-test:

ww.gettested.cdc.gov

NEVER FORGET!

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NEVER SURRENDER!

2010 Person of the Year: Bob Bowers

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One Tough Pirate

Bob Bowers

Bob Bowers, the president of HIVictorious Inc., shares what it’s like to be a long-term survivor.

I became aware of Bob Bower’s work when POZ Magazine profiled him in 2006.  In recent years, I’ve become cyberpals with Bob, though we haven’t met in person yet.  I know so many people who do such great things, singling out just one makes me a bit uneasy, but Bob really inspires me with his dogged determination and I know the rest of my positoid family agrees.  His focus on non-HIV issues such as discrimination/homophobia and his overall attitude on life is awe-inspiring.  And, though he goes by the nickname “One Tough Pirate”, that toughness is only directed at things that deserve an ass-kicking, like HIV.  For anyone looking for information, on Twitter, Facebook or in person, Bob is more like “One Very Approachable Pirate” and I’m proud to be one of his 3,000-plus followers on Twitter.

2010 saw some unexpected health concerns for Bob, and I’m hoping that- like last year’s cancer-fighting Person of the Year, Ethan Zohn- he sees a much more healthy 2011 ahead of him.  So, Bob, thank you so much for all the love and good energy you send out into the universe, of which I know you get back.  I love ya my positoid brother, and I’m thankful for the work that you do and how you inspire everyone to stand up to HIV.

Positively Yours,
Shawn Decker

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Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization established in 1979 with the specific purpose to provide intervention in the lives of children who are sexually exploited and vulnerable to or involved in prostitution and pornography.

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Gritty, raw and very real, The Fire Within is a compelling feature-length documentary chronicling a year in the life of long-term AIDS survivor Bob Bowers.