HIV & Health Equity Program

The HRC Foundation’s HIV and Health Equity Program is relentless in its work to combat HIV-related stigma and end the HIV epidemic once and for all. Through a range of guides, videos, publications and images — in English and Spanish — the team educates LGBTQ people and allies about the current realities of HIV as well as the effects of stigma on the very communities most in need.

Among many public education efforts, the team has led campaigns endorsing the use of PrEP as an effective prevention tool, the need to end laws criminalizing people living with HIV, and the unique challenges facing gay and bisexual men and transgender women — especially those of color — in the South.

22,000+ people

Served by our ELEVATE partners, 10 Black and Latinx transgender women affiliated with 9 community-based organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi.

40,000+ LGBTQ people in the south

Served annually by our partnership with the Southern Black Advocacy and Policy Network, 17 minority-led and serving community based organizations, advocates and stakeholders.

1 in 2 Black men who have sex with men (MSM)

As well as 1 in 4 Latinx MSM will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes. Already today, 1 in 2 Black transgender women and 1 in 4 Latinx transgender women have HIV.

HIV & Health Equity Projects

HIV 101: A Guide to HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care on College and University Campuses

More than 20 million students are enrolled in colleges and universities across America. On every campus, college administrators, campus health care providers, and student leaders can implement HIV policies and programs that confront the crisis and promote awareness, prevention, treatment and care. This guide provides actionable advice for implementing policies and procedures that improve student sexual health.

Making HIV History + A Pragmatic Guide to Confronting HIV at HBCUs

Making HIV History + A Pragmatic Guide to Confronting HIV at Historically Black Colleges and Universities is a comprehensive guide for HBCU administrators, staff and students outlining many of the critical steps higher educational institutions can take to help achieve an HIV-free generation.

Contact the HIV & Health Equity Program: hiv@hrc.org