World AIDS Day: The Power of Community

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On December 1, PCDC observed the 31st annual World AIDS Day. This year’s theme — “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community” — highlights the importance of community partnerships in halting HIV/AIDS.

Despite strides since 1988, including the advent of PrEP and PEP, disparities in access to care, treatment, and prevention remain urgent challenges. HIV rates have plateaued or increased for trans individuals and men and women of color. 

PCDC was formed in 1993 specifically to close gaps in primary care access for underserved and vulnerable communities, including persons with HIV. Its mission holds firm: financing and enhancing primary care to create health equity.

As part of the national imperative to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, PCDC is working closely with states, local communities, national partners that work on behalf of people with and at risk for HIV, and government partners to scale up the highest-impact prevention, care, and treatment strategies — particularly for those communities that have been left behind.

This World AIDS Day and always, we celebrate progress rooted in empowering and supporting communities.

Below are examples of PCDC services and upcoming resources for your organization:



“CrescentCare Start Initiative: A 72-Hour Linkage to Care Strategy”
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
1 p.m. EST

Register today.


High Impact Prevention (HIP) Warmline 

A free consultation service for interdisciplinary health care providers working in CDC-funded HIV treatment and prevention programs and health departments in the Northeast Region of the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Learn more.


Connecticut Learning Community: Maximizing HIV Prevention and Care

Beginning in December 2019, this five-session learning community incorporates practice transformation principles. The objective is help increase the availability of responsive, comprehensive primary care for people vulnerable to and living with HIV.

Learn more.


Community Investment

For organizations serving people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, PCDC has long been a trusted partner. Our Capital Investment team invests in HIV/AIDS service organizations, LGBTQ-focused health providers, and other entities by providing advisory services and responsible, affordable loan capital. Financing is tailored to transform and expand primary care — including, wherever possible, the co-location of medical, dental, and behavioral health services.

Learn more.


Center for Ryan White Sustainable Strategies

This HRSA-funded program housed at PCDC connects AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to information, training, and technical assistance (T/TA), helping them respond to changes in the health care delivery and financing environment.

Browse our resource library or contact us directly at


Additional Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Resources

Access a webinar library, interactive care continuum, and other tools.

Learn more.