Southern AIDS Coalition

Southern AIDS Coalition SAC is a non-partisan coalition of government, community, and business leaders working alongside thousands of individual members to end the HIV epidemic in the South.
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Our mission is to end the HIV epidemic in the South through federal advocacy, capacity building and education, and grassroots organizing. We are a non-partisan coalition of government, community, and business partners working alongside thousands of individual members. For more than fifteen years, we have promoted accessible and high-quality systems of HIV prevention and care across sixteen southern states and the District of Columbia.

Mission: The mission of the Southern AIDS Coalition is to end the HIV epidemic in the South.

Operating as usual

According to Latinos in the Deep South, high birth rates in the Latinx community has led to a massive increase in Spanis...
10/10/2020

According to Latinos in the Deep South, high birth rates in the Latinx community has led to a massive increase in Spanish-speaking youth—the need for more multi-lingual public health educational programs for parents & adolescents should be a priority.

#HispanicHeritageMonth celebrates our partners in the Latinx community:
https://www.latinoaids.org/publications/latinos-lgbtq-south-2019-english.pdf
#TransformTheSouth

En Español:

De acuerdo con Latinos in the Deep South, el aumento en la tasa de natalidad en comunidades Latinas ha llevado a un aumento masivo juventud Hispano-hablantes. Hay necesidad de más programas educacionales en salud pública que sean plurilingüe para padres y adolescentes.

En este #MesdeHerenciaHipana, honramos el trabajo de nuestros colaboradores en las comunidades Latinx.

We’re discussing the impact of co-pay accumulators & the barriers they create for those accessing medication on Thursday...
10/10/2020
Copay Accumulator Webinar Series

We’re discussing the impact of co-pay accumulators & the barriers they create for those accessing medication on Thursday, October 15 from 12—1 PM EST.

Join The AIDS Institute & Southern AIDS Coalition in this important conversation. Register here: https://bit.ly/SACHealth
#Healthcare4All #HIVInTheSouth

Two-part webinar series. Brought to you by Southern AIDS Coalition and The AIDS Institute

Prevention Access Campaign is hiring U=U Ambassadors for a virtual project in Mississippi.Learn more about the project a...
10/09/2020
PAC U=U Ambassador Application: Mississippi

Prevention Access Campaign is hiring U=U Ambassadors for a virtual project in Mississippi.

Learn more about the project and consider applying here: http://bit.ly/uuambassadorsms
#UequalsU

The Prevention Access Campaign U=U Ambassador Program, launched in 2019, is a group of leading advocates, activists and healthcare professionals across the country who have played important roles in building the Undetectable = Untransmittable movement. All Ambassadors go through extensive training i...

The 2020 Southern Health & HIV Survey closes TODAY! Share & help Human Rights Campaign, Latino Commission on AIDS, South...
10/09/2020

The 2020 Southern Health & HIV Survey closes TODAY! Share & help Human Rights Campaign, Latino Commission on AIDS, Southern Black Policy and Advocacy Network, Inc., & SAC find what necessary planning efforts are needed at the national, state, & local levels to end the HIV epidemic

Participate by the end of TODAY: http://bit.ly/healthysouth
#TransformTheSouth

Join The AIDS Institute & SAC next Thursday, Oct. 15, 12 PM EST to discuss healthcare policies threatening efforts to en...
10/08/2020

Join The AIDS Institute & SAC next Thursday, Oct. 15, 12 PM EST to discuss healthcare policies threatening efforts to end the HIV epidemic. Learn about co-pay accumulators & more.

Register here: bit.ly/SACHealth
#Healthcare4All #TransformTheSouth

Another week has gone by and we’re wondering how everyone’s doing—did you go for your walks, stretch, talk to your loved...
10/08/2020
7 ways to practice self-care when you’re living with HIV - Positive Peers

Another week has gone by and we’re wondering how everyone’s doing—did you go for your walks, stretch, talk to your loved ones, journal, or any other self-care practices?

You deserve a break. We can’t end the HIV epidemic in the South without your hard work & insight. If you need ideas, consider this post by Positive Peers: https://positivepeers.org/the-plus-side/blog/7-ways-practice-self-care-youre-living-hiv/
#TransformTheSouth

Whether you’re living with HIV or not, it’s crucial to practice self-care by doing whatever makes you happy. So let's talk about the possibilities.

Have you read our Community Engagement Manager, Gina Brown, interview with AIDSVu on the importance of stigma reduction?...
10/07/2020

Have you read our Community Engagement Manager, Gina Brown, interview with AIDSVu on the importance of stigma reduction?

Check it out here: https://aidsvu.org/vu-qa-gina-brown-on-the-importance-of-stigma-reduction-services-in-the-deep-south/
#TransformTheSouth

Via AIDSVu: "Although #HIV impacts the entire country, the South experiences the greatest burden of new HIV infections, diagnoses, and deaths of any U.S. region. Learn about the importance of stigma reduction services in the South with Gina Brown of Southern AIDS Coalition." https://bit.ly/2I084As

The 2020 Southern Health & HIV Survey closes FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9! Share & help Human Rights Campaign, Latino Commission on...
10/07/2020

The 2020 Southern Health & HIV Survey closes FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9! Share & help Human Rights Campaign, Latino Commission on AIDS, Southern Black Policy and Advocacy Network, Inc., & SAC find what necessary planning efforts are needed at the national, state, & local levels to end the HIV epidemic

Participate by this next Friday, October 9: http://bit.ly/healthysouth
#TransformTheSouth

As the Latinx Outreach Coordinator for AIDS Alabama & a facilitator for Alabama Latino AIDS Coalition/La Coalición Latin...
10/07/2020

As the Latinx Outreach Coordinator for AIDS Alabama & a facilitator for Alabama Latino AIDS Coalition/La Coalición Latina sobre el SIDA en Alabama efforts, Jean Hernandez is deeply committed to providing services for the Latinx community.

During #HispanicHeritageMonth celebrate advocates like Jean & learn more about her efforts here: https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaLatinoAIDSCoalition
#TransformTheSouth

En Español:

Como el Coordinador de Envolvimiento Comunitario en AIDS Alabama y moderador para Alabama Latino AIDS Coalition/La Coalición Latina sobre el SIDA en Alabama, Jean Hernandez está profundamente comprometido con la comunidad Latinx.

Durante el #MesdeHerenciaHispana celebra defensores como Jean y aprende más sobre sus esfuerzos aqui: https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaLatinoAIDSCoalition
#TransformaelSur

The position for Director of Public Policy & Advocacy CLOSES TODAY!! This position is responsible for managing efforts t...
10/07/2020

The position for Director of Public Policy & Advocacy CLOSES TODAY!! This position is responsible for managing efforts to secure systemic policy changes to reduce HIV-related health disparities.

Apply by 5 PM CST TODAY: https://southernaidscoalition.org/jobs/director-of-policy/
#TransformTheSouth

BREAKING NEWS: If you experienced the Florida registration crash yesterday, you have until 7 PM EST TONIGHT to register ...
10/06/2020

BREAKING NEWS: If you experienced the Florida registration crash yesterday, you have until 7 PM EST TONIGHT to register to vote:https://registertovoteflorida.gov/home

#CheckYourStatus #FloridaVote #Vote2020
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#HIV #AIDS #SAC #Vote #Election2020 #Florida #South #SouthernHealth #DeepSouth #LGBTQ #CivilRights #HumanRights #History #SouthernHistory #SouthernAdvocacy #Advocacy #Leadership #PrEP #StopHIV #GetTested

Next Monday the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.The ACA is a...
10/06/2020
This is OUR COURT—we need a new nominee

Next Monday the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

The ACA is at stake—meaning millions of US will lose our insurance. Contact your senator and tell them no confirmation until after the election: https://southernaidscoalition.salsalabs.org/ourcourt

The Southern AIDS Coalition urges you to contact your senators to reject the recent nomination of the next Supreme Court justice.

10/06/2020
PoZitive2PoSitive

Have you been following PoZitive2PoSitive’s contestant reveals for The Amazing PrEP Race? Follow along and meet each contestants that will be competing Saturday, October 17 at 2 PM!

Contestant reveal

Southern AIDS Coalition

The position for Director of Public Policy & Advocacy will be closed TOMORROW!! This position is responsible for managin...
10/06/2020

The position for Director of Public Policy & Advocacy will be closed TOMORROW!! This position is responsible for managing efforts to secure systemic policy changes to reduce HIV-related health disparities.

Apply by TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 7: https://southernaidscoalition.org/jobs/director-of-policy/
#TransformTheSouth

It’s our Board Chair’s birthday! Happy birthday Kathie M. Hiers! 🥳
10/05/2020

It’s our Board Chair’s birthday! Happy birthday Kathie M. Hiers! 🥳

Happy Birthday to our credible CEO, Kathie M. Hiers!

Led by Latino Commission on AIDS, the Latinos in the Deep South report has findings that prevention education lags as th...
10/05/2020

Led by Latino Commission on AIDS, the Latinos in the Deep South report has findings that prevention education lags as the rate of HIV infection and AIDS cases rise among Latinx populations. That’s why many of our partners focus specifically on #PLHIV in Latinx communities.

This #HispanicHeritageMonth we celebrate their work. See more of the report here:https://www.latinoaids.org/publications/latinos-lgbtq-south-2019-english.pdf
#TransformTheSouth

En Español:
Dirigido por @LatinoAIDS, el reporte de @LatinoDeepSouth encontró que la educación preventiva se retrase a medida de que las tasas de infección de VIH y los casos de SIDA aumentan en la población Latinx. Eso es el motive de qual muchos de nuestros colaboradores tienen el foco en comunidades Latinx que viven con VIH (PVVIH).

En este #MesdeHerenciaHispana nosotros celebramos su trabajo. Aprenda mas sobre el reporte aqui:https://www.latinoaids.org/publications/latinos-lgbtq-south-2019-english.pdf
#TransformaelSur

Today is the voter registration deadline for Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana (by mail), Mississippi, Sou...
10/05/2020

Today is the voter registration deadline for Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana (by mail), Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, & Texas.

Check your registration status AND your polling location: https://www.usa.gov/voter-registration
#SayItAtThePolls

We are the South & we take care of us. Make sure you’re registered by Monday, Oct. 5 if you live in these Southern state...
10/03/2020

We are the South & we take care of us. Make sure you’re registered by Monday, Oct. 5 if you live in these Southern states!

Check your status here: https://www.usa.gov/voter-registration
#TransformTheSouth #SayItAtThePolls
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#HIV #AIDS #SAC #Vote #Election2020 #Arkansas #Georgia #Florida #Kentucky #Louisiana #Mississippi #SouthCarolina #Tennessee #Texas #South #SouthernHealth #DeepSouth #LGBTQ #CivilRights #HumanRights #History #SouthernHistory #SouthernAdvocacy #Advocacy #Leadership #PrEP #StopHIV #GetTested

The 2020 Southern Health & HIV Survey closes in ONE WEEK! Share & help Human Rights Campaign, Latino Commission on AIDS,...
10/02/2020

The 2020 Southern Health & HIV Survey closes in ONE WEEK! Share & help Human Rights Campaign, Latino Commission on AIDS, Southern Black Policy and Advocacy Network, Inc., & SAC find what necessary planning efforts are needed at the national, state, & local levels to end the HIV epidemic

Participate by next Friday, October 9: http://bit.ly/healthysouth
#TransformTheSouth

Follow our partner, AmistadesHtx, on YouTube for their new series "La Vida Es Asi!"Subscribe today: https://www.youtube....
10/02/2020

Follow our partner, AmistadesHtx, on YouTube for their new series "La Vida Es Asi!"

Subscribe today: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKm06enjUIbhngHvBpCqhmw
#LVEA #TransformTheSouth

Premiering October 5th to the AmistadesHTX YouTube page. Get ready to hear the life experience of Mike Sanchez. So mark your calendars. and go by our YouTube Channel and Subscribe. Search AmistadesHTX

The U.S. Supreme Court is #OURCOURT. The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett threatens the Affordable Care Act, access...
10/02/2020
This is OUR COURT—we need a new nominee

The U.S. Supreme Court is #OURCOURT. The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett threatens the Affordable Care Act, accessible, low-cost health centers, and more.

Contact your Senators & make our voice heard. We've got you covered here: https://southernaidscoalition.salsalabs.org/ourcourt
#SouthernSolutions

The Southern AIDS Coalition urges you to contact your senators to reject the recent nomination of the next Supreme Court justice.

Timothy Ray Brown lived a life dedicated to community. His partner Tim called him an “ambassador of hope.”As our partner...
10/01/2020

Timothy Ray Brown lived a life dedicated to community. His partner Tim called him an “ambassador of hope.”

As our partners @wncap said, in his memory we continue the fight to end the epidemic. Our condolences to his loved ones.

Rest in Power 💙

Posted @withregram • @wncap Our hearts go out to the loved ones of Timothy Ray Brown, the "Berlin Patient", who gave us hope for a cure for HIV. In his memory, we continue to fight for diagnosis, treatment, undetectability, and, yes, a cure for HIV/AIDS.
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#timothybrown #timothyraybrown #berlinpatient #hivcure #findacure #undetectable #uequalsu

Based in Houston, Elia Chinó of FLAS has shown up for her community by founding Fundación Latinoamericana de Acción Soci...
10/01/2020

Based in Houston, Elia Chinó of FLAS has shown up for her community by founding Fundación Latinoamericana de Acción Social, Inc. in honor of the friends she lost due to HIV/AIDS. Through FLAS she has provided services for the Latinx community of Houston in prevention, testing, and program evaluation.

We celebrate Ms. Chino & other advocates during #HispanicHeritageMonth. Learn more about her work here: http://flasinc.org/main/index.php/founder/
Gilead Sciences COMPASS Initiative
#TransformTheSouth

En Español:
Basado en Houston, Elia Chino de FLAS ha soportado su comunidad fundando la Fundación Latinoamericana de Acción Social, Inc, en honor a sus amigos que ha perdido a causa de VIH/SIDA. Por medio de FLAS, ella ha podido proporcionar servicios de prevención para la comunidad Latinx en Houston, incluyendo exámenes, y programas de evaluación.

Nosotros celebramos a Ms. Chino y otros defensores durante el #MesdelaHerenciaHispana. Aprende más sobre su trabajo aqui
http://flasinc.org/main/index.php/founder/
#TransformaelSur

The position for Director of Public Policy & Advocacy has been EXTENDED ONE WEEK!! This position is responsible for mana...
09/30/2020

The position for Director of Public Policy & Advocacy has been EXTENDED ONE WEEK!! This position is responsible for managing efforts to secure systemic policy changes to reduce HIV-related health disparities.

Apply by next Wednesday, October 7: https://southernaidscoalition.org/jobs/director-of-policy/
#TransformTheSouth

The position for Director of Public Policy & Advocacy closes this Wednesday, 9/30!! This position is responsible for man...
09/28/2020

The position for Director of Public Policy & Advocacy closes this Wednesday, 9/30!! This position is responsible for managing efforts to secure systemic policy changes to reduce HIV-related health disparities.

Apply by Wednesday: https://southernaidscoalition.org/jobs/director-of-policy/
#TransformTheSouth

Today is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to encourage open communication about HIV prevention strategie...
09/27/2020

Today is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to encourage open communication about HIV prevention strategies and address the disproportionate impact of HIV on gay and bisexual men. #NGMHAAD #StartTalkingHIV #HIV
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We gave it some time and we still cannot find the words.Our love and condolences go out to her loved ones. So much love ...
09/25/2020

We gave it some time and we still cannot find the words.

Our love and condolences go out to her loved ones. So much love to our beautiful community that fights for Black women every day 💙

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor #BlackLivesMatter #SayHerName

The Bloomberg Fellows program Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for change agents working on th...
09/25/2020

The Bloomberg Fellows program Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for change agents working on the ground in their communities to address some of the most critical challenges to health.

Fellows receive a fully funded Master of Public Health (MPH) degree to enhance their impact. Visit http://americanhealth.jhu.edu/fellowship to learn more.

More #BlackPrint programming later in October! We're back and up & running with “HIV Is Still A Social Justice Issue” & ...
09/24/2020

More #BlackPrint programming later in October! We're back and up & running with “HIV Is Still A Social Justice Issue” & “Say It At The POLLS!” These final two virtual SOS events will be on our FB LIVE.

Watch the previous videos on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/SouthernAIDSCo/videos/
#SOS

Need to find a local resource? The Gilead Sciences COMPASS Initiative has resources in the South on HIV-related topics.H...
09/23/2020

Need to find a local resource? The Gilead Sciences COMPASS Initiative has resources in the South on HIV-related topics.

Head over to download our maps & infographics to enhance your presentation or project: https://www.gileadcompass.com/maps-infographics/
#TransformTheSouth #HIVInTheSouth

09/22/2020
Black Trans Lives Matter

This video is incredibly moving, thank you Gender Benders for sharing.

Google has also provided a site where you can support organizations supporting the Transgender community: g.co/blacktranslivesmatter
#BlackTransLivesMatter

In 2019, the American Medical Association classified violence against the transgender community in the U.S. as an epidemic. 2020 is already on pace to be the...

Campaign for Southern Equality recently highlighted TransInclusive-Page leaders Tatiana Williams & Carson Graham based i...
09/22/2020
Transgender Trailblazers and Activist Educators: Tatiana Williams and Carson Graham

Campaign for Southern Equality recently highlighted TransInclusive-Page leaders Tatiana Williams & Carson Graham based in Florida.

"Most recently, TransInclusive-Page has received the 2020 Human Rights Campaign Equality Award for its work providing a range of services that include a weekly support group, a safe space for people transitioning, HIV prevention and education, case management, substance abuse treatment, support needs, transitional housing, and in-home HIV testing." —Dr. Randy Fair

Read more of the article below!

Note: Dr. Randy Fair, who wrote this article, is the author of Southern. Gay. Teacher. https://southerngayteacher.com. When Tatiana Williams was growing up in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami, a place known for its high crime rates, poverty, […]

Join Positively U, Inc. for their HIV Basics webinar on Thursday, October 8 at 12:30 PM. Experience a unique opportunity...
09/22/2020
Positively U Activity Registration

Join Positively U, Inc. for their HIV Basics webinar on Thursday, October 8 at 12:30 PM. Experience a unique opportunity to educate yourself, become an advocate for others, and eliminate HIV stigma.

This wonderful webinar is provided to you by Positively U, Inc. & Gilead Sciences.
Please follow this link to register today: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N82T6WS.

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Latino Commission on AIDS
09/22/2020

Latino Commission on AIDS

Be sure to check out “From Pandemic to Protests: Critical Perspectives on the Current Moment, Criminalization and HIV”- which will be held on today September 22, 2020 at 11:00AM PT /2:00PM ET. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/enespanolweb

Please note: This webinar will be presented in Spanish language.

Positive Women's Network - USA
09/22/2020

Positive Women's Network - USA

Join ICW’s Young Women’s Media Team on Thursday, September 24 at 11 am ET/ 8 am PT to launch their campaign #GenderMatters and listen to them share their experiences about why talking about intersectional gender issues is so important in the HIV response. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M2XAFgFIQJG9o86qUZ0bkQ

Featuring:
Loyiso Lindani, South Africa – Narcissism + Toxicity + HIV
Sara Maga Thapa, Nepal – Mental Health
Keren Dunaway, Argentina – Sexual and Reproductive Justice
Sharifah Kyomuka, Uganda – Treatment Adherence and Access
Saidy Brown, South Africa - Queerness (LGBTQ)

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