Key Organizations That Help HIV-AIDS


These are some key organizations that help those with HIV-AIDS.

American Academy of HIV Medicine
The American Academy of HIV Medicine is the largest independent organization of HIV frontline providers with 2,000 members. The Academy carries out educational and advocacy activities and membership support.

AIDS Action
AIDS Action is a national organization dedicated to the development, analysis, cultivation, and encouragement of sound policies and programs in response to the HIV epidemic.

AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families
Formerly the AIDS Policy Center for Children, AIDS Alliance focuses on the needs of children, youth, and families living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV/AIDS infection.

AIDS Foundation Chicago
The Foundation grants funding for local HIV/AIDS care and prevention programs, advocates for sound AIDS policy and increased public support for AIDS services, and through the Service Providers Council, develops and implements strategies for coordinating AIDS care and prevention services.

AIDS Institute
The AIDS Institute is a national public policy research, advocacy, and education agency which is primarily focused on HIV/AIDS but also incorporates work on related healthcare issues such as Hepatitis, as well as other infectious and chronic diseases.

AIDS Policy Research Center, University of California at San Francisco
The AIDS Policy Research Center seeks to improve international, national, state, and local responses the HIV/AIDS epidemic by conducting policy research and facilitating progressive interaction between UCSF research and policy decision-making.

AIDS Project Los Angeles
AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach.

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
The Foundation for AIDS Research supports HIV/AIDS research, prevention, treatment education, and AIDS-related public policy through initiatives such as the annual National HIV/AIDS Update Conference.

Founded in 1995, AVAC is an international, non-profit organization that uses education, policy analysis, advocacy and community mobilization to accelerate the ethical development and eventual global delivery of AIDS vaccines and other new HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic.

Black AIDS Institute
The Black AIDS Institute, a non-profit charitable organization, is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute’s Mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.Center for HIV Law and Policy -
The Center for HIV Law and Policy is a national legal and policy resource and strategy center for people with HIV and their advocates. CHLP works to reduce the impact of HIV on vulnerable and marginalized communities and to secure the human rights of people affected by HIV.

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
The Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the AIDS Research Institute of the University of California, San Franciscoconducts HIV/AIDS prevention research, contributes to policy development related to the HIV epidemic, and stimulates collaboration among academic researchers, public health professionals, and community-based organizations.

Center for HIV Law and Policy
The Center for HIV Law and Policy is a national legal and policy resource and strategy center for people with HIV and their advocates. CHLP works to reduce the impact of HIV on vulnerable and marginalized communities and to secure the human rights of people affected by HIV.

Communities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief
The Communities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief (CAEAR) is a national membership organization which advocates for federal appropriations, legislation, policy and regulations to meet the care, treatment, support service and prevention needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and the organizations that serve them. Its work is primarily focused on the Ryan White Program

Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
The Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP) is a national initiative building a powerful community-based movement bridging HIV/AIDS, human rights, and struggles for social, racial and economic justice- which we call: HIV Prevention Justice. CHAMP mobilizes people living with HIV, community activists, policy advocates, academics and researchers in our country, and links them with allies around the world.

Forum for Collaborative HIV Research
The Forum for Collaborative HIV Research is an independent public-private partnership whose mission is to facilitate discussion on emerging issues in HIV clinical research and the transfer of research results into care.

Funders Concerned About AIDS
Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) is the only U.S.-based organization comprised of and for private philanthropic institutions concerned about, engaged in or potentially active in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is FCAA’s vision to create a philanthropic sector that works collaboratively, informedly and urgently to ensure that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is halted, and that the communities already affected by it receive the resources they need.

Gay Men’s Health Crisis
Gay Men’s Health Crisis is a nonprofit community-based organization working to reduce the spread of HIV, help people with HIV maintain and improve their health and independence, and keep the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV an urgent priority.

HIVInsite provides information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and policy from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.

HIV Medicine Association
The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), affiliated with the Infectious Diseases Society of America, is an organization of medical professionals who practice HIV medicine. HIVMA promotes quality in HIV care and advocates for policies that promote an informed and just response to the AIDS pandemic.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis on the major health care issues facing the nation for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public. The Foundation’s work on HIV/AIDS policy focuses on informing the national policy discussion about the domestic and global epidemic through resources such as fact sheets and reports on various policy topics and other online sources including State Health Facts (SHFO). In addition, the foundation provides resources on U.S. global health policy, which includes up-to-date country-level data on HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, and other key health and socioeconomic indicators.

Latino Commission on AIDS
The Latino Commission on AIDS is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community.  The Commission realizes its mission by spearheading health advocacy for Latinos, promoting HIV education, developing model prevention programs for high-risk communities, and by building capacity in community organizations. Through its extensive network of member organizations and community leaders, the Commission works to mobilize an effective Latino community response to the health crisis created by HIV/AIDS.

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
The National Alliance State and Territorial AIDS Directors is a national association of U.S. state and territorial health department HIV/AIDS program directors who administer government-funded HIV/AIDS programs.

National Minority AIDS Council
The National Minority AIDS Council is a national organization dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.

National Association of People with AIDS
The National Association of People with AIDS, the oldest national AIDS organization in the United States, carries out a number of initiatives to build capacity and leadership among people living with HIV and AIDS and advocates for the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.

National AIDS Fund
The National AIDS Fund promotes leadership and generates resources for effective community responses to the epidemic through a network of Community Partnership. With its Partnerships, NAF invests more than $8 million annually in HIV/AIDS grant making to agencies nationwide, and has the ability and responsibility to lead discussions on the most effective strategies for preventing HIV. Grants provide care and services and work to prevent new infections through education and advocacy.

National AIDS Housing Coalition
The National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC) is a coalition of national and community-based organizations and individuals that works at the federal, state, and local levels to educate and inform advocates, service providers, the business community, and policy makers about the funding priorities that impact housing options for the most vulnerable.

National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc.
The NBLCA’s mission is to educate, organize, and empower Black leadership, including clergy, elected officials, medical practitioners, business professionals, social policy experts, and the media to meet the challenge of fighting HIV/AIDS in their local communities.  The NBLCA conducts policy, research and advocacy on HIV and AIDS to ensure effective participation of our leadership in all policy and resource allocation decisions at the national, state and local levels of communities of African descent nationwide.

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) was established by the U.S. government to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention of HIV disease, and to advance research on HIV disease and AIDS. The role of the Council is solely advisory. The Secretary provides the President with copies of all written reports provided to the Secretary by the Advisory Council.

Project Inform
Project Inform represents HIV-positive people in the development of treatments and a cure, supports individuals to make informed choices about their HIV health, advocates for quality health care to respond to HIV and related conditions, and promotes medical strategies that prevent new infections.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation provides information and services to people living with HIV/AIDS, and advocates for effective public policy to address the epidemic. The HIV Prevention Project (HPP), one of the nation’s largest needle exchange programs, and the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation (PGAF), which focuses on global impact of HIV, are also affiliated with SFAF.

Treatment Access Expansion Process
The Treatment Access Expansion Process works to improve access to early and comprehensive treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
The CDC is the lead federal agency responsible for protecting the health and safety of people of the United States. The Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention provides national leadership and support for HIV prevention research and the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based HIV prevention programs serving persons affected by, or at risk for, HIV infection.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration
The HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of HRSA oversees the Ryan White Program which provides primary care, support services and antiretroviral drugs to low-income people with HIV/AIDS in the United States. The program also funds training, technical assistance and demonstration projects designed to slow the spread of the epidemic in high-risk populations.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health

Office of AIDS Research
The Office of AIDS Research is responsible for the scientific, budgetary, legislative, and policy elements of the NIH AIDS research program.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Division of AIDS (DAIDS)
DAIDS supports basic research, therapeutics for the treatment of HIV and related opportunistic infections and research into vaccines and other prevention approaches.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of HIV/AIDS Policy (OHAP)
OHAP acts as the principle advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health and other senior HHS officials on HIV/AIDS issues.

Well Project
The Well Project’s mission is to change the course of this HIV/AIDS pandemic through a unique and comprehensive focus on women. It was conceived, developed, and administered by HIV+ women.

White House Office of National HIV/AIDS Policy
The Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) is part of the White House Domestic Policy Council and is tasked with coordinating the continuing efforts of the government to reduce the number of HIV infections across the United States. The Office emphasizes prevention through wide-ranging education initiatives and helps to coordinate the care and treatment of citizens with HIV/AIDS. ONAP is also charged with developing a National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) for the United States.

Whitman Walker Clinic
The Whitman Walker Clinic nonprofit, community-based health organization serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region and is the largest provider of HIV/AIDS-related services in the region.

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