Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2021

Friday,

August 20, 2021

SHAAD Background

There is an HIV/AIDS crisis in the South. This reality requires all of us to be engaged in collective, bold, and innovative strategies to reduce these disparities.

 

Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (SHAAD) is the day we rewrite our narrative! SHAAD gives us all an opportunity to join a national movement to raise awareness, erase HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination, and to advocate for new and necessary resources and solutions to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS in the South.

 

Be the southern solution today and sign up to be a supporter of SHAAD! We are the difference we need in the South. Not in the South? That’s not a problem. You, too, are a part of the solution.

What are Southern Solutions?

The Southern AIDS Coalition was founded 20 years ago with a mission to bring additional resources to the South, to build a stronger community of advocates, and to change the disproportionate impact of HIV on the region.  So this year’s theme--Support.Act.Change.–pays homage to SAC’s 20 years of service and is a call to action for the work that still lies ahead. 

Ending the HIV epidemic in the South requires each of us to be proactive.  How can we support those living with HIV/AIDS and the organizations that serve them? Whether you support organizations through financial resources or volunteerism,  are actively learning about key policies and engaging policymakers, or calling out racism and all forms of injustice in the fight for systemic change —all of it is part of the solution needed to end the southern HIV epidemic. 

Southern Solutions Schedule

Friday, August 20
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9 AM CT/10 AM ET

Friday, August 20
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11 AM CT/12 PM ET

Friday, August 20
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1 PM CT/2 PM ET

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Friday, August 20
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3 PM CT/4 PM ET

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Donate to SAC

Donate today to help us put an end to the HIV epidemic in the South. We are truly grateful for your financial support. And remember, we are a tax-exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

HIV/AIDS IN THE SOUTH

Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (SHAAD) is the day we rewrite our narrative! SHAAD gives us all an opportunity to join a national movement to raise awareness, erase HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination, and to advocate for new and necessary resources and solutions to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS in the South. Be the southern solution today and sign up to be a supporter of SHAAD! We are the difference we need in the South. Not in the South? That’s not a problem. You, too, are a part of the solution. alejandro@southernaidscoalition.org

View HIV in the Deep South Trends Report

This report expands on the findings from a previous report on HIV surveillance data from 2008-2016 with a focus on the U.S. South (from the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI); now part of the Southern AIDS Coalition) by including the most recent HIV surveillance data from 2017-2019. The recent trend data continues to support the research literature that the U.S. South, particularly the U.S. Deep South, experiences a disproportionate burden of HIV.1 This report also describes STI prevalence, insurance coverage, linkage to HIV care, and PrEP utilization throughout the U.S.

The Southern AIDS Coalition is committed to having southern voices heard as The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) prepares updates to HIV National Strategic Plan for the United States: A Roadmap to End the HIV Epidemic 2021-2025

ONAP recognizes that the South experiences the greatest burden of HIV and deaths of any U.S. region, and lags behind in providing quality HIV prevention services and care. It is important that special consideration is given to the region’s strengths and barriers. 

SAC is providing two ways that you can provide feedback about the existing HIV Strategic Plan and give your opinion about ways it can be improved.

Free Resources Guide

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Founders

   Medical Advocacy and Outreach, ViiV Healthcare, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Open Health Care Clinic, BASIC NWFL, Inc., Palmetto Community Care, Larry Frampton, NASTAD, BRASS-Baton Rouge AIDS Society, HEROES, INC, Full Circle Recovery Center, Planned Parenthood Southeast, Triad Health Project, Neena Smith-Bankhead, The HEM Project, Inc., Southern Echo Inc., OASIS Florida, SisterLove, Inc., Positive Coalition Project, Karen Stanley, Aspirations, Alabama Department of Public Health, University of Virginia, CareTeam Plus Family Health and Specialty Care, Stephaun Wallace, House of Blahnik, Inc., Michael Luciano, Lisa Perkins, Until There's A Cure Foundation, Donte Prayer, Nathan Maxey, PharmBlue Specialty Pharmacy, AIDS Task Force of the Upper Ohio Valley, Love Me Unlimited 4 Life, Meta Smith-Davis, Sonya Milliman, Delta Health Alliance/Delta Futures, The Bros in Convo Initiative, AID Upstate, SC HIV Council DBA Wright Wellness Center, Latino Commission on AIDS, Latinos in the South, AIDS Alabama, Carolyn McAllaster, Marvell Terry ll, Human Rights Campaign, Maria Rosa, Pat Kelly, LaToya Antoine, AIDS Alabama South, Southern AIDS Coalition, Alton Cobb, Cheryl Fetterhoff, Maria Rosa, Robert Rodney, Unity Empowerment Resource Center, Human Rights Campaign, Marvell Terry ll, NC AIDS Action Network, CrescentCare, Prism Health North Texas, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Parkland HIV Services- Village Project, Unity Empowerment Resource Center, Living In 3-D/Oasis Outreach Group Shreveporteveport/LAAN, Shannon Supportive Health Services, Gilead COMPASS Initiative (R)