HIV continues to be a major public health crisis both in the United States and around the world. While major scientific advances have made it easier than ever to prevent and treat HIV, there remains no vaccine or cure, and tens of thousands of people continue to contract HIV every year. Insufficient funding for public health programs, ideological opposition to common sense prevention policies, and societal barriers like stigma and discrimination, have made it especially difficult for us to turn the tide against the epidemic. Together, HRC and the HRC Foundation are committed to working with our friends, partners, members, and supporters to end the dual epidemics of HIV and HIV-related stigma.
The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health works to make life healthier for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) , people living with HIV/AIDS, and the larger community. We do this through research and evaluation, education and training, and public health advocacy.
The Black Church and HIV initiative was established to form a national network of faith leaders, religious institutions, and community members committed to making change and ending the HIV epidemic in Black America. The initiative successfully completed it Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action of 2018.
The disability community intersects with every other minority group, and the LGBTQ community is no exception. The LGBTQ rights movement has made tremendous progress over the past five years, but there is a lot of work left to be done to ensure that LGBTQ people are truly equal.
Lifelines and Crisis Numbers
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8253). Veterans press 1.
Text TALK to 741741. Text with a trained counselor from the crisis text line for free 24/7.
The Trevor Project, Trevor lifeline available 24/7. 1-866-488-7386.
Trans Lifeline. Support for transgender people by transgender people. 1-877-565-8860.
SAGE LGBT Elder Care Hotline. Peer support and local resources for older adults. 1-888-843-LGBT (5428).
The LGBT National Hotline. Peer support and local resources for all ages. 1-888-843-4564.