Poverty is powerful -- in the lives of individuals, at the community level, and in a nation with impoverished social spending.
Poverty is the direct result of economically unjust decisions that destabilize our economy, increase inequality, and undermine our best-laid plans and policies by reducing much needed government revenue.
Poverty increases risk of HIV, and living with HIV is impoverishing for many.
Economic justice (EJ) -- the attainment of rightful access to basic financial and material resources and opportunities -- is a key factor to ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States and around the world.
We believe that achieving economic justice will mean fewer cases of HIV and AIDS, reduced suffering and fewer premature deaths.
We are shifting the terms of EJ – changing the dialogue from poverty to income, and from government deficits to equitable revenue where the wealthy pay their fair share.
We show the links between HIV/AIDS and EJ issues, joining campaigns and coalitions to tell the stories of our communities and winning changes that affect people living with HIV and those at risk of HIV infection.
We are active members of the Caring Across Generations and Robin Hood Tax campaign, and work closely with the National Working Positive Coalition and Positive Women’s Network of the USA on issues of income, jobs and EJ.
The rate of HIV/AIDS infections in prison populations is significantly higher than in the general population. However, the problem of incarceration and chronic disease goes beyond HIV. Prison populations are also disproportionately affected by Hepatitis C, other STDs, mental illness and substance abuse. This newly released infographic helps demonstrate these disparities, and the accompanying report, […]
Reflecting on National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, we are reminded of the need for renewed focus to address the disparity of HIV among the Latino community. According to the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) in a new infographic released yesterday, while Latino community makes up 16 percent of the U.S. population, they make up 19 […]
This call for organizational endorsements has been sent on behalf of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC): Endorse the United For Homes Campaign! While the income gap widens and inequality deepens in our country, millions of families are struggling to stay in their homes or becoming homeless. As HIV/AIDS advocates and activists we know […]
After this long holiday weekend dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, we recognize that many people living with HIV are able to work, and want to work, but are not working. HIV disproportionately affects communities and individuals with historical experience of high rates of poverty, low literacy and unemployment. For many, […]