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September 17, 2010

Positive Action: Fighting HIV/AIDS in the South


Positive Action—a global program that funds projects enabling grassroots action in the HIV/AIDS community—was launched in 1992. Today, ViiV Healthcare has focused the program to address gaps in care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.

In 2010, ViiV launched the Positive Action Southern Initiative. The initiative targets projects supporting HIV/AIDS efforts in African-American and Latino populations in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

These seven grantees were selected this year to receive funding over the next two years:

Aid to Inmate Mothers
Montgomery, Alabama
inmatemoms.org

Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition
Atlanta, Georgia
atlantaharmreduction.org

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
fsgbr.org

Grace House
Jackson, Mississippi
gracehousems.org

Positive Impact
Atlanta, Georgia
positiveimpact-atl.org

Southwest Louisiana AIDS Council
Lake Charles, Louisiana
slac.org

Union Mission’s J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center
Savannah, Georgia
unionmission.org/health_center.asp

Watch representatives from Aid to Inmate Mothers, Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, Positive Impact and Southwest Louisiana AIDS Council at the 2010 United States Conference on AIDS in Orlando, Florida, tell POZ about their programs.

For more information about Positive Action, click here.

Search: Positive Action, ViiV Healthcare, Aid to Inmate Mothers, Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, Grace House, Positive Impact, Southwest Louisiana AIDS Council, Union Mission’s J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center


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