VIDEO: ACT NOW: END AIDS Coalition

VIDEO: ACT NOW: END AIDS Coalition

How We’re Acting Now to End AIDS in the U.S.

In September 2016, Housing Works and 18 other organizations from around the country officially announced their formation of the ACT NOW: END AIDS Coalition and launched their combined efforts to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States by 2025.

The growing coalition brings together a diverse  group of AIDS service organizations and  stakeholders from across the nation who believe an end to the AIDS epidemic in the United States is within our reach. In order to make this vision a reality for everyone, it’s crucial that we share our resources, experiences, challenges, and best practices with each other. This coalition video, first presented at the coalition's plenary session at the U.S. Conference on AIDS in September of 2017,  offers an overview of the growing movement of U.S. jurisdictions that have committed to and formulated plans for ending their respective AIDS epidemics, with an eye toward building on that momentum by inspiring other jurisdictions to follow with ending-the-epidemic plans of their own. 

As of September 2017, 14 U.S. localities had committed to end-AIDS plans:

New York State • San Francisco • Washington State • Fulton County, Georgia • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • Colorado • Massachusetts • Arizona • Oregon • San Diego County, California • Houston, Texas • Washington, DC • Hennepin County, Minnesota • Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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In June 2014, New York State became the first jurisdiction to commit to ending its AIDS epidemic and has since been implementing its Ending the Epidemic Blueprint, a roadmap for that State Plan to end AIDS by the year 2020. By September 2017, 13 other U.S. localities had followed suit with committing to their own end-AIDS plans: San Francisco, California • Washington State • Fulton County, Georgia • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • Colorado • Massachusetts • Arizona • Oregon • San Diego County, California • Houston, Texas • Washington, DC • Hennepin County, Minnesota • Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Our Mission

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

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