Positive Alliance formed in 2009 to link together social mixers for HIV-positive gay men in New York, Washington, and Philadelphia. By 2011, these simple social mixers had evolved into a new resource in and of themselves, connecting people socially and with medical, welfare and support services provided by other organizations. Over time, the shared vision of community, adventure, and support evolved from these conversations, which in turn brought together a new wave of energy and interest in Positive Alliance. Even with recent advances in HIV treatment and HIV prevention, HIV stigma is still a powerful reality for most HIV-positive gay men and the need for a purely social community is very real across the entire US. Recognizing this need as being universal for HIV-positive gay men, Positive Alliance is now in the early stages of building a national network of communities to provide support and adventure to HIV-positive gay men from all walks of life. Positive Alliance’s national network of communities will provide interpersonal connections and collaboration to make sure that any HIV-positive gay man can connect with his community, with resources, and with opportunities to give back to others in his community.
Positive Alliance is an all-volunteer organization where no single volunteer works more than 5 hours per week. All our activities are free or made accessible for community participants who have limited means. .