The Southern AIDS Coalition, formed in 2001, is a regional non-profit serving the 16 Southern states and D.C. as defined by the U.S. Census and CDC: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Coalition is comprised of a unique partnership of government representatives, community-based organizations, people living with HIV disease, and business entities.
We were born from the burgeoning numbers of people in the Southern United States with infection rates much higher than in the rest of the U.S. population, particularly for newly diagnosed cases. SAC works to address this disparate impact on the Southern region by promoting accessible and high quality systems of HIV and STI prevention, care, treatment, support services and housing. SAC advocates for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and the organizations that serve them. SAC’s advocacy, policy development, capacity building and technical assistance has been instrumental in the development and implementation of public health policies improving the quality of life for those living with HIV in the South. SAC is a federally recognized 501 (c) 3 non-profit entity.