Transformative Education and Advocacy
AIDS Alabama's advocacy takes many forms: from meeting with local, state and federal lawmakers about issues impacting the HIV/AIDS communities, to working with local government business and schools to make more inclusive environments. We’ve spoken and marched in demonstrations and encouraged people to write letters, send e-mails and make phone calls to their elected representatives. When it comes to advocating for the HIV community as well as all people impacted by HIV/AIDS, it’s an important part of AIDS Alabama's past, present and future.
AIDS Alabama staff work tirelessly in our nation's capital to make sure that the Deep South and Alabama, in particular, are represented and heard in policy-making decisions that affect those living with HIV.
The overarching goal of the Advocacy and Policy Department is to create grassroots-level policy change. One way to do so is to give a voice to those in our community living with or affected by HIV and empowering them to create that change. Alabama HIV Awareness Day and Alabama AIDSWatch are two days of visiting with state lawmakers to advocate for change.
Civic engagement is critical for change. We provide non-partisan voter assistance to more than 175 Alabamians living with or disproportionately impacted by HIV, including restoring voting rights for those with felony convictions, registering individuals to vote, and helping voters obtain a valid photo ID.
Positive Leadership Council
Our Positive Leadership Council provides peer-to-peer advocacy training to Alabamians living with HIV across the state.
Want to join our Positive Leadership Council?
Director of Positive Leadership Council
Vanessa Tate Finney
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm
Positive Leadership Council times are subject to change.
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AIDS Alabama, Inc
3529 7th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35222
Headquarters and Administrative Staff
We focus on housing, policy and advocacy, supportive services, HIV/STI prevention and education, as well as free and confidential HIV/STI testing.
Hours & Times:
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Administrative Office: AIDS Alabama, Inc.
Address: 3529 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (205) 324-9822