HIV & Health Equity

HIV disproportionately affects members of the LGBTQ+ communities of color, particularly cisgender Black and Latino gay and bisexual, transgender women, and Black women. We are committed to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic and HIV-related stigma.

Despite advances in HIV prevention and treatment, more than 1.1 million people in the U.S. live with HIV and approximately 38,000 new diagnoses each year.

At the Human Rights Campaign, we are committed to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic and HIV-related stigma through strategic partnerships with the HIV and public health community — including community-based organizations, health departments, and national partners — to design, implement and evaluate multi-year strategies addressing the epidemic; utilizing storytelling to advocate, engage and mobilize communities most impacted by HIV and AIDS in the U.S., including young gay and bisexual men and transgender women of color while focusing on public education and research opportunities.

Featured Resource

Debunking Common Myths About HIV

Read responses to myths that 'HIV is a gay disease' or a 'death sentence,' and find other important information about getting tested.

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Sexual Health, HIV & Health Equity, Health & Aging, Bisexual, Transgender

Understanding Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ+ Community

Last updated November 4,2022
Content Warning:
This resource discusses issues of intimate partner violence (IPV) that some readers may find sensitive. If you are experiencing IPV, please visit the CDC’s…

Workplace, LGBTQ+ Youth, Health & Aging, HIV & Health Equity

Understanding Disability in the LGBTQ+ Community

Last updated: 8/12/2022
Disability refers to conditions that impair the body or mind and make it more difficult or impossible to do certain activities or functions of daily living. The…

HIV & Health Equity, Sexual Health

Find Sexual Health Services at Your HBCU

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have a critical role in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Data shows that 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses are among young people between the…

Health & Aging, Communities of Color, Transgender, HIV & Health Equity

Research on LGBTQ People and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last Updated 8/18/22
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, HRC Foundation has been actively engaged in research to monitor and understand the impact of the pandemic on…

HIV & Health Equity, Communities of Color, Coming Out, College

Safe Sex and Beating the Odds

Taking precautions against HIV doesn’t mean you should be ashamed of your sexuality or not enjoy sex - you can love your body and stay safe.

HIV & Health Equity, Laws & Legislation, Federal Policy

PrEP Access and Coverage Act

The PrEP Access and Coverage Act would require all private and public insurance plans to cover the HIV prevention pill and related services with no out-of-pocket costs for patients.