In 2020, 38,140 people were living with HIV in the City of Atlanta, with 1,254 people newly diagnosed with HIV.
AID Atlanta is committed to ending the HIV epidemic in our community.
We know that marginalized communities are most at risk for HIV infection. To move us closer to ending the HIV epidemic as we know it, we continue our efforts to encourage HIV/STI testing and treatment, prevention education, including PrEP therapy, and enrolling those who test positive for HIV into medical care within 72 hours.
To help accomplish positive outcomes, AID Atlanta relaunched the M.E.N. (Men’s Engagement Network) program geared toward the holistic health of Gay Black men. The program's purpose is to provide essential support for same-gender loving men who seek a positive network to commune and fellowship with like-minded individuals. The M.E.N. program strives to offer an affirming space to have open discussions about life, love, and concerns that impact members’ lives and to provide brotherhood, mentorship, unity, and life skills enhancement support. The program is open to HIV+ individuals as well as individuals at high risk for acquiring HIV.
The Sisters With A Voice (SWAV) women's program of AID Atlanta was created to provide supportive resources and services to women and families impacted by HIV and women in the community at risk for HIV. SWAV goes beyond improving health and quality of life by promoting retention to care, viral load suppression, risk reduction, safe sex practices, as well as empowerment, mental and physical wellness, and personal development. SWAV also offers feminine hygiene products, safe sex kits, and referrals to other programs in the community.
Both programs offer linkage to our PrEP prevention program, which doubled in 2022 to 1100+ patients. We know that preventing HIV infection and encouraging retention in care to maintain a suppressed viral load will stop the spread of HIV in our community.
As we serve our diverse Greater Atlanta Community, AID Atlanta remains steadfast in achieving our mission to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life for our members and community by breaking barriers and building community through our core values of compassion, respect, service excellence, and integrity.
AID Atlanta has been here for 41 years - since the beginning of the HIV epidemic - offering education, awareness, care, support, and advocacy to the community, and continues that vital work today to end HIV in our community.
Tina, Client and Volunteer
"I don't know what I would do without AID Atlanta. They are passionate about helping their clients and work hard to put their needs first.
I feel like they always have my best interest at heart and are genuinely invested in helping me work towards a better, healthier future.
I love my AID Atlanta family!"
Louis, Client and Friend
"In dealing with my HIV status, I have sought out every beneficial resource to assure a quality of life. AID Atlanta has been a godsend to my needs. They have been the agency I can depend on for all my social, medical, and spiritual needs.
Through AID Atlanta, I have been able to make great friendships, especially with my brother from another mother, Paul. I'm also thankful for many other AID Atlanta friends, Candice, Fred, Indya, Nicole, Bethany and Steven."