Welcome to Southern AIDS Coalition

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.

The Facts

Southern States Represent 37% of the US Population
Southern States Represent 50% of new HIV Infections in the US
(Southern States Manifesto: 2012)

Federal funds do not meet the needs of those living with HIV in the South and are not equally distributed across the country. The HIV/AIDS outbreak is at a state of emergency in the Southern United States. The disparate impact of this epidemic on Southern citizens, especially within communities of color, must be addressed. The Southern AIDS Coalition works to provide Southerners with the opportunity to receive adequate HIV/AIDS prevention information, treatment, support services and housing.

Quick Links

Announcements / Upcoming Events

Keep up with Southern AIDS Coalition news and upcoming events. The Announcements/ Upcoming Events tab is a great way to find out about future webinars and regional events.

Contributing Partners

View the Southern AIDS Coalition directory of contributing partners.


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Job Postings

Interested in a job in the HIV field? Check out openings throughout the South.

SAC Posts

Keep your finger on the pulse of the Southern AIDS Coalition by reading our blog. Learn about various topics related to HIV/AIDS in the South and find out what is happening around the region.


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Our webinar series is designed to inform the the public on a variety of topics concerning HIV/AIDS in the Southern region.

Our Funders
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Ford Foundation
AIDS United