The following beneficiaries of the ACA and AV200 bike ride all support some aspect of the HIV community.
Emory Vaccine Center
The Emory Vaccine Center improves human health by conducting fundamental and clinical research that leads to the development of effective vaccines against diseases of global importance.
- Global leader in HIV vaccine and cure research and development; researching prevention and cure
- One of the largest testing sites for the National Institute of Health’s HIV Vaccine Trials Network
- ACA funds 4-5 Research Fellows per year
- HIV research led to breakthroughs in cancer, Ebola, influenza and malaria
- Receives $14 (federal) for every $1 raised
Jerusalem House provides homeless and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Greater Atlanta with a continuum of housing options, supportive services, and educational opportunities that contribute to a resident’s overall self-sufficiency.
- Provides 70% of Atlanta’s permanent, supportive housing for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS
- Over 500 residents including 130 children
- Approx 80% undetectable rate among residents (national average is 55%)
- 92 cents of every dollar goes to program expenses
Positive Impact Health Centers
The goal of Positive Impact Health Centers is to provide client centered care for the HIV community to have a life worth loving.
- Provides medical care, support services and prevention to over 3,000 people annually; 89% are virally suppressed
- Provides supportive services including housing, nutritional meals, and case management
- 1,000 clients in mental health and addiction treatment services
- Targeted to administer over 10,000 HIV tests in 2019
H.E.R.O. For Children
Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out (H.E.R.O.) for Children is the only organization in Georgia solely focused on Quality of Life care for children with HIV/AIDS.
- Provides 350 Georgia children with 18,000 hours of care
- Approximately 33% of children are infected with HIV/AIDS while the other 66% have been impacted by it (family member lost or living with disease)
AID Atlanta’s focus is to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life of its members and the community by breaking barriers and building community.
- 2,500 patients received clinical care for HIV
- 12,952 HIV tests administered in 2018
- 20,800 Calls to the GA AIDS & STI Infoline
- 538 Community members received PrEP education consulting
- 2,428 Clients were provided care coordination services
The mission of Live Forward is to build healthier communities through stable housing, improved health management, strong community outreach and widespread prevention services, ensuring those we help live with dignity and a positive quality of life.
The vision of Live Forward is to meet clients where they are by providing secure housing, increased independence and giving a voice to breakdown stigmas and end the cycle of poverty in our community.