The Southern AIDS Coalition, formed in 2001, is a membership network representing organizations and individuals including concerned government representatives, corporations and community advocates: WORKING TOGETHER TO END THE WAR on HIV/AIDS.

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.

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 opportunity to receive adequate HIV/AIDS prevention information, treatment, support services and housing.

SAC is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit entity.