There is an HIV/AIDS crisis in the South. More than half of all new HIV diagnoses are in Southern states. Even though modern medications should rule out even a single death from AIDS, more than 2,500 Southerners died from AIDS-related causes in 2017.
Today, on 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.
Click the link above to learn more about HIV/AIDS in the South and to sign up for the Southern AIDS Coalition mailing list. We are the difference we need in the South.