September 16, 2016
This article originally appeared on POZ.
A group of 19 HIV organizations from across the country launched a coalition titled Act Now: End AIDS. Dázon Dixon Diallo of SisterLove in Atlanta and Charles King of Housing Works in New York City announced its formation during a press conference at the United States Conference on AIDS (#2016USCA), taking place in Hollywood, Florida, through September 18.
“We have come together, in all our diversities, because we believe an end to the AIDS epidemic in the United States is within our reach. It is imperative that we share our resources and experiences and support with each other in order to make this a reality for everyone,” said Dixon Diallo in an Act Now press release. Dixon Diallo and King are cochairs of Act Now.
The coalition, according to the press release, “will help work together to provide technical assistance to individuals and organizations nationwide who are doing work on the city, state, and regional level to address the specific needs of their communities in terms of policy, budget, outreach, and education. The ACT Now coalition will also help facilitate relationships with health departments to share the data necessary to set and achieve benchmarks to ending the epidemic.”