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About Us

United We Rise is an intersectional, Black-led collaborative that re-imagines a pathway to the end of the HIV epidemic, while uplifting the health of…

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Our Work

United We Rise has engaged Black communities to answer the question,
“What would the response to HIV look like if it was led by black people?”

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is February 7th. Learn about, participate in, and promote your local National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) event.

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United We Rise Against Budget Cuts: Protecting Every Black Body

In the ongoing fight for equity and justice, it is crucial to recognize that budget cuts for vital HIV/AIDS services proposed in Congress, will have a deeply disproportionate impact on Black communities in the United States. These cuts not only exacerbate existing disparities, but also perpetuate systemic injustices. United We Rise, a Black-led collaborative dedicated to dismantling anti-Blackness and ensuring HIV equity, is calling upon every individual to stand against these harmful budget cuts that threaten the health and well-being of Black people, particularly those living with HIV…Read More

2022 Highlights

2022 UWR Highlights

Through United We Rise, over 30 organizations are collaborating to engage diverse Black communities to address HIV in the United States.

Looking back to move forward is how we ensure we’re making progress to end the HIV epidemic for Black people and their communities. With the launch of our 2022 Highlights Report, we’re doing just that.

In the report, we share activities and learnings around four areas of work that illustrate United We Rise’s commitment to our work and mission, and exemplify what the response to HIV looks like when led by Black people…Read More

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The Black HIV Researchers’ Directory: Bridging Research & Action

At United We Rise, we’re always looking for ways to collaborate with organizations working for similar outcomes: ensuring that Black people have access to opportunities to be healthy and liberated. We call this intersectional solidarity, and it’s the backbone of how we’re activating a Black-led response to ending the HIV epidemic. We heard from our collaborators and conspirators that to optimize their impact even further, they needed a tool that cuts across silos, and specifically, connects them with researchers to undergird and support their work…Read More

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