Praise for HRC’s “What Do I Do? A Handbook To Understanding Health and HIV”

Filed under: Health & Aging, HIV & AIDS

What Do I Do? A Handbook to Understanding Health and HIV

“It’s time for our communities, one and all, to commit to knowing our HIV status, to seeking treatment when positive, and if negative, to use the tools available to stay that way. Thank you HRC for helping to put HIV back in the community spotlight.” - Michael Kaplan, President & CEO, AIDS United

"As a long-time HIV advocate for communities of color, I applaud HRC for releasing What Do I Do? A Handbook to Understanding Health & HIV." - Cecilia Chung, HIV, AIDS & social justice advocate

“Even though it’s been over 30 years since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, I know from my work with patients every day that there remains a need for clear, straightforward, yet comprehensive and up-to-date information about the virus. This guide provides exactly that. It’s an invaluable resource for patients.” - Dr. Raymond Martins, Senior Director of Clinical Training, Whitman-Walker Health

“NAESM, Inc. stands with HRC in their efforts to improve the lives of those impacted by HIV. We welcome HRC’s novel approach to informing and affirming individuals throughout their HIV treatment experience with the release of What Do I Do? A Handbook to Understanding Health & HIV. Given the robust objectives of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and the benefits of high-impact prevention, we feel What Do I Do? is another fundamental asset that will assist those living with HIV in achieving more tangible, positive health outcomes.” - Darwin V. Thompson, Director of Programs, National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities (NAESM), Inc.

What Do I Do? A Handbook to Understanding Health & HIV is a welcome addition to the growing number of resources which seek to reach disproportionately impacted populations. There’s an urgent need for accessible resources, in plain language, that reach audiences where they are.” - Terrance Moore, Director of Policy and Health Equity, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)

“NMAC applauds HRC’s development of What Do I Do? A Handbook to Understanding Health & HIV. Providing communities with information so that individuals can make informed choices about their health and sexuality is instrumental in fighting HIV. Additionally, we believe this handbook can be effective at debunking HIV myths, combating stigma and will have a profound impact on the quality of life of LGBTQ people.” - Moises Agosto-Rosario, Director of Treatment, National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)

“Since understanding the mechanics around HIV prevention, care, and treatment can be so confusing, particularly for young Black and Latino MSM, What Do I Do? A Handbook to Understanding Health & HIV is an invaluable resource. The document dials back what we’re familiar with, and gives us a clearer understanding of “what to do,” in a digestible format.” - Blake Rowley, Chair, Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative (YBGLI)

"The Red Door Foundation, Inc. supports the release of HRC’s What Do I Do? A Handbook to Understanding Health & HIV. We believe this guide will further assist community-based organizations such as ours to do outreach that is culturally competent to the communities we serve." - Board of Directors, The Red Door Foundation, Inc.

"Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) was the first AIDS service organziation in the fight against AIDS and having other LGBT organizations like HRC lend their voice to the fight is very powerful. This new HIV resource guide will be a useful tool that will help increase overall public awareness around HIV prevention and treatment, as we amplify our efforts across all fronts to defeat this epidemic once and for all.” - Kelsey Louie, CEO, GMHC

"Kudos to the Human Rights Campaign for providing this great resource." - Josh Robbins, HIV-Positive Blogger & Activist

"This guide is a really valuable contribution to the efforts to empower people who learn they are living with HIV, and will help them to live well and long and avoid passing on the virus to anyone else. Thank you to HRC and the Elton John AIDS Foundation." - John-Manuel Andriote, Author of Victory Deferred: How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America