Our network of communities of gay men living with HIV include impac+NYC, impac+Philly, Poz Alliance Dallas, UB2 in Boston, HOPE DC in Washington, Denver impact, and Thrive Tribe in LA.
Positive Alliance formed in 2009 to link together social mixers for HIV-positive gay men in New York, Washington, and Philadelphia. By 2011, the simple social mixers had evolved into a new resource in and of itself, connecting people socially and with medical, welfare and support services provided by organizations across the area. Over time, the shared vision of community, adventure, and support evolved, 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.
If you are interested in learning more about the communities in our network, how to join our network, or how to create a community in your area please email firstname.lastname@example.org.