Give 8/28

I Support 8 28

As we continue riding the pandemic rollercoaster our community continues to be resilient. With the ongoing socio-economic, job and healthcare disparities in the Black community, AID Atlanta continues to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and address the shame and stigma surrounding HIV while providing quality care and services to our clients. 

Give 8/28 which takes place during Black Philanthropy Month, is a Black-led social change movement to focus support on organizations with predominantly Black Leadership and team members that serve
clients /patients. Every day that we open our doors, AID Atlanta works to address structural inequities that provide barriers to clients/patients getting into and staying in, care. –- and the end of HIV/AIDS.

The CDC reports that in 2019 73.4% of newly diagnosed, and 70.2% of people living with HIV, in Greater Atlanta were Black. The rate of Black males living with an HIV diagnosis is 5.4 times that of White males and Black females are 15.4 times greater than White females.

We are still in a precarious time as our clients are dealing with their health issues, limited resources, and behavioral health concerns and also face other challenges navigating two pandemics. The one thing that they do have is us, as we exist to serve them.