Youth in the 13-24 age demographic make up nearly a quarter of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States, with the majority of these diagnoses occurring among young people of color. Today, there are over 75,000 young people living with HIV across the country.
UCHAPS understands the challenges of HIV prevention for women and girls and is dedicated to supporting women and girls through community and government collaboration, technical assistance, education, and advocacy.
The HIV epidemic affects the health and well-being of African American men and women across the nation. According to the CDC, African Americans account for a high proportion of new HIV diagnoses and people living with HIV compared to other races and ethnicities.
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"We know the rates are very high in the African-American community and in the South. If we want to see those rates go down, then we have to remove those barriers," said Kevin Jones, Executive Director of UCHAPS. "There is a lot of stigma around sex, period. It's important to address stigma because it keeps people from getting the care that we believe keeps people staying healthy."
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In response to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, UCHAPS has a continued focus to build partnerships and collaborations in expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services. Today, UCHAPS announces the launch of National HIV Testing Week US (NHTWUS) and Local Engagement Advocacy Day (LEAD) events throughout the week of June 21-27, 2018.
Kevin Jones, UCHAPS Executive Director, thinks the key to making PrEP more accessible is to make it an issue of social justice.
We celebrate the generous forms of advocacy that has led Publix Supermarkets to cover PrEP for its HIV-negative employees.
In a column addressing this year’s theme and directive of NBHAAD, Kevin Jones, executive director of the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services, connected the black HIV/AIDS communities’ efforts with those of civil rights and justice organizations representing the betterment of black people.
Expand the fight, nurture the front line, measure our performance—and stay the course.
HIV/AIDS remains a significant problem and continues to disproportionately impact the African diaspora.
It was recently reported that Publix Supermarkets would not approve a highly effective pill for preventing HIV infection, often labeled as a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), under their employee insurance.
On #GivingTuesday, join the UCHAPS 15 for 15 campaign by donating at least $15 to help UCHAPS continue its mission and mobilize local communities and governmental stakeholders to end HIV.
UCHAPS joins its members and the global community in remembering transgender men and women that have lost their lives to hate and violence.
UCHAPS stands with leading researchers who have examined U=U as an effective strategy to prevent transmission to HIV-negative sexual partners.
“We’ve come a long way in this work but there’s more work to be done,” Jones says. “The meaningful participation of communities and health departments is vital to winning this fight.”
Philly Mag chats with the new director of the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services about ending stigma of the virus.
While Kevin Jones had several leadership roles involving HIV/AIDS research, his own 2009 diagnosis with HIV gave him new insight into the fight against the disease.
UCHAPS, the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services, has named Kevin T. Jones, M.P.H., M.Ed., as its national Executive Director effective immediately.
President Donald Trump released his administrations detailed FY 2018 Budget. UCHAPS opposes the draconian cuts proposed by the Administration, including many that would devestate programs that are essential for the treatment and preventions of HIV/AIDS an STDs.
The Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS) elected four new members to the organization’s Board of Directors, effective May 1.
UCHAPS is pleased to SUPPORT SB 239 by Senator Scott Weiner, which would decriminalize felony penalties for HIV and AIDS.
UCHAPS Recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Resiliency in a Time of Uncertainty: Government and Community Stand Committed to Preventing New HIV Infections and Reducing Health Disparities, Morbidity, and Mortality
The UCHAPS (Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services) community is heartbroken after the
recent tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL.
The Time to Act is Now: Strengthen the HIV Response in Hardest Hit Metropolitan Areas
UCHAPS encourages public health departments nationwide to recognize the professionalism and life-saving work of Disease Intervention Specialists who serve on the frontlines of community health.
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