With 1.1 million people living with HIV ((Person’s Living with HIV - PLWH) and an estimated 56,000 new HIV infections each year in the U.S. alone – and more than 33 million PLWH worldwide – HIV represents one of the greatest health challenges of our era. HIV is placing especially heavy burdens on some of the country’s most vulnerable and underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minorities, men who have sex with men and other sexual minorities, low-income communities, the homeless and unstably housed, and people with substance addiction and other health problems.
CAI has been a critical leader, both nationally and internationally, in the HIV response since the epidemic’s early years. In 1985, CAI became one of the first organizations in the world to offer training in HIV counseling. Since that time, CAI has worked with other leaders in the field– including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration; state and local health departments; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and diverse community-based organizations and local planning councils – to provide training and technical assistance that improves services for HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.