Welcome to Georgia AIDS Coalition

Georgia CapitolThe Georgia AIDS Coalition is a not-for-profit Georgia corporation created in 1989 to act as an education resource for the formation and articulation of public policy regarding HIV infection, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted infections.

Our Objectives

  • Ensure ethical decision-making on HIV/AIDS issues
  • Educate and update the public, agencies and public officials on HIV/AIDS related issues and concerns
  • Promote collaboration among organizations with a similar focus
  • Advocate for HIV/AIDS issues
  • Inform individuals with HIV on legislative issues

SASI Report on HIV/AIDS in the South

SASI has just released a new report analyzing CDC data in MSAs, HIV/AIDS in Metropolitan Statistical Areas – 9 Southern States.  Highlights (or lowlights) from the report include the following:

  • Fifteen of the 20 MSAs … with the highest HIV diagnosis rates were located in a 9 state region of the South (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and East TX).” Nine of the 10 MSAs with the highest HIV diagnoses rates in 2008-2010 were in these targeted states.
  • Nearly one-half of new HIV diagnoses in 2010 in Jackson MS (45%), Atlanta GA (47%) and Charleston, SC (47%) were among African-American MSM.
  • Baton Rouge LA had the highest percentage of new HIV diagnoses occurring among African American females, at nearly one-third of new diagnoses (31%).

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Forum August 8: Advances in Hep C Therapy

The Georgia AIDS Coalition and other organizations will host a free National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project forum on advances in Hep C therapy on August 8, 2013. Speakers include Dr. Eugene Schiff, Schiff Center for Liver Disease; Dr. D. Jayaweera, Professo in Clinical Medicine University of Miami; and Sherona Bau, Hepatology Nurse Practitioner.

Seating is limited. For details, download this flyer.