Activism is strongly rooted in the HIV/AIDS Community. In fact the AIDS activist movement that developed in the late 1980s was the first illness-related group to adopt non-violent, direct action to bring about change. As Live Forward participants achieve stable housing, achieve better health outcomes and independence it is hoped that many will become a voice for change and support for those working towards dependence. These voices will educate the community about discrimination and stigma around vulnerable populations such as those with HIV and will advocate for those who have not yet found their voice.

  • The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over one million Americans are living with HIV / AIDS and 50% of those infected are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

  • Live Forward serves all 10 counties in the Northeast Health District (District 10) of Georgia. Our service area includes: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Walton counties.