In 2000, The Akron Brother Circle (ABC) restructured and became the Akron AIDS Collaborative (AAC). There was a need to broaden services and increase advocacy efforts to support a growing number of newly diagnosed cases for both men and women of color. The ABC became a program of the parent agency, the Akron AIDS Collaborative.
The mission of the Akron AIDS Collaborative is to broaden the network of caring organizations in the minority community, to influence social norms that contribute to the prevention of HIV/AIDS, and to increase advocacy for social services for people of color who are living with HIV/AIDS and people who have suffered from sexual orientation stigma within the African-American community.
The Akron AIDS Collaborative provides an array of services that support our mission and facilitate our impact
in the African American community including,
We organize and conduct culturally appropriate activities within the African American community for the purpose of creating awareness and participation and building collaboration in the battles of HIV.
The African American community within Summit County is experiencing high rates of HIV among women and men.
We believe in uplifting and amplifying African American, LGBTQ+ voices within Summit county and surrounding areas. We are here to provide support & testing for all people during this pandemic, and we want an equitable share of
Federal and State funding coming to Summit county to specifically target the African American community. We are committed to providing services, supporting resiliency and ending generational patterns of stigma among youth.
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