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World AIDS Day: Honoring our Legacy of HIV Care and Service

On this World AIDS Day, over 40 years since the start of the HIV epidemic, I am humbled and honored to lead an organization that stands on the…

Vivent Health’s New Austin Center opened as its Community Dealt with Monkeypox Threat

Our VPO for Texas and Colorado James Greer talked with the Austin American-Statesman to educate about the coordinated care at Vivent Health, grant distribution support from St. David’s Foundation, as well as the…

KDSK – 5 On Your Side Interviews Director of Prevention in St. Louis Jon Martin

Director of Prevention Services in our St. Louis Vivent Health Clinic Jon interviewed with KDSK – 5 On Your Side to discuss the importance of routine testing and being…

Violence Against the Transgender Community Must Stop

Regina Allen was shot and killed on August 29, becoming the third Black transgender woman to be murdered in Milwaukee in the last ten weeks, and at least…

US District Court Ruling in Texas Jeopardizes Access to PrEP

Vivent Health is alarmed and disappointed by Wednesday’s ruling by a federal court in Texas that a provision of the Affordable Care Act requiring businesses to provide health…

Vivent Health to Expand Milwaukee HIV Health Clinic by 33%

  New Clinic Will Relocate Near the Milwaukee Bucks’ Deer District and Serve an Additional 1,000 Patients. Vivent Health, a nationally recognized leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS…

Vivent Health hires Brandon J. Hill as new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

  Hill brings experience as community-based health care leader and HIV researcher to Vivent Health Vivent Health is pleased to announce the addition of Brandon J. Hill, Ph.D.,…

Dr. Leslie Cockerham Promoted to Chief Medical Officer of Vivent Health

Vivent Health is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Leslie Cockerham, M.A.S., to Chief Medical Officer. She was most recently Vice President of Medical Affairs for Vivent…

War on the LGBTQIA+ community

The LGBTQIA+ community is under attack on so many levels. There has been no declaration of hostilities, as in a conventional war. But the hostility is plainly evident,…

VIVENT HEALTH PARTNERS WITH ASPIRUS HEALTH FOUNDATION

VIVENT HEALTH PARTNERS WITH ASPIRUS HEALTH FOUNDATION TO PREVENT OPIOID OVERDOSE IN MARATHON COUNTY AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES Grant awarded to fund Naloxone and Naloxone Administration Trainings Milwaukee, WI…

Today’s Roe decision will weaken us in the fight against HIV and AIDS

Few issues in modern America are more divisive than that of abortion rights. Amidst that division, we need to understand what this ruling will mean. Today’s ruling will…

Vivent Health statement on President Biden executive order in support of the LGBTQIA+ community

At Vivent Health, we value people regardless of the color of their skin, whom they love, where they live, their gender identity or how much or little money…

Vivent Health has made the responsible decision to not hold our 35th Annual Make a Promise Gala this evening.

In light of the local announcement earlier today that Milwaukee County is now classified in the Red Alert Zone due to COVID-19 infections, spread and hospitalizations, Vivent Health…

Vivent Health Opens State-of-the-Art HIV Health Clinic in Austin

MEDIA CONTACT: Cindy Cooper 414-704-7190 Cindy.Cooper@ViventHealth.org Vivent Health Opens State-of-the-Art HIV Health Clinic in Austin New Location Offers Patients Expanded Services, Greater Access Austin, TX; May 16, 2022…

Vivent Health designated “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Healthcare Equality Index

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vivent Health recognized for its impact in closing equity gaps for LGBTQ+ people MILWAUKEE, WI — Today, Vivent Health announced it received a top score…

The Big Think

The Big Think newsletter recently published a profile of the ambitious goal of bringing the number of new HIV cases in St. Louis to zero by 2030. Vivent…

World AIDS Day Interview

On World AIDS Day 2021, WTMJ Radio AM 620 conducted an air interview with Vivent Health Chief Advocacy Officer Bill Keaton. In the interview, Bill speaks to the…

Correcting World AIDS Day Misinformation

During a radio interview on World AIDS Day, Senator Ron Johnson made a number of broad and insensitive statements about the AIDS epidemic dating back to the 1980’s.…

World AIDS Day 2021

As our nation continues to struggle with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and comes to grips with a history of injustice toward African Americans, Latinx, people of other races,…

Dismantling Systemic Racism in Healthcare

How do we combat systemic racism in health care? There’s a very real and urgent need to address the racial disparities so prevalent in our current system.

A Year After the Jacob Blake Shooting

A year after the Jacob Blake shooting, the urgent call for social justice remains. Here are our reflections on what we’ve learned, especially in Wisconsin, and the miles…

To End HIV, We Need to Start with Ending LGBTQIA Stigma

Wondering how we can end HIV? The conversation starts with ending LGBTQIA stigma and having vital conversations about LGBTQIA rights and equality. The Missouri Non-Discrimination Act (MONA) is…

The Nation’s Overdose Crisis

The nation's overdose crisis continues to worsen. However, there are some harm reduction techniques and steps we call all take to help alleviate the risks associated with opioid…

The Vivent Health Medical Home Model of Care: Doing the Right Thing is Also Good Business

The Vivent Home Model of Care presents an alternative health care approach that addresses many of the shortfalls in our national health care system. Here’s why doing the…

Four Decades of Resilience

As we approach World AIDS Day, we honor four decades of resilience in the face of this illness. Reflecting on the lessons we’ve learned so far, it’s evident…

Abdication of Leadership: Toothless Mandates – A Statement by Vivent Health

Welcome news arrived recently with full FDA approval of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. The final word is in—it is safe, it is effective, it saves lives. Period. We…

Statement from Vivent Health on Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth provides an opportunity as a nation to come together to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and celebrate their achievements and resilience in the face of…

Statement by Vivent Health on Honoring George Floyd

The senseless murder of George Floyd a year ago forced us into a long overdue face-to-face reckoning with centuries of racism. Whether you feel hope in the guilty…

Vivent Health Receives $50,000 Grant from Delta Dental of Missouri

Gift will increase access to quality dental services and health outcomes for people living with HIV in St. Louis Vivent Health announced today that they are the recipient…

Vivent Health Transforms HIV Care in Kansas City Via Merger with Thrive Health Connection

Transition enhances and expands services for people at risk for and living with HIV/AIDS in Kansas City KANSAS CITY, MO—May 3, 2021—Vivent Health is pleased to announce its…

Introducing Vivent Pharmacy in Austin, Texas

Vivent Health is expanding services for people at risk for and living with HIV in Austin. Vivent Pharmacy, a full-service pharmacy specializing in patient-centered HIV care and treatment,…

Vivent Health Statement on Affordable Care Act Enrollment

This recent news on the Affordable Care Act is a cause for celebration for all of us. More than 500,000 people signed up for health insurance coverage during…

Vivent Health Statement on the Shooting of Daunte Wright

Yesterday, the Brooklyn Center police department released the body cam footage of the shooting of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. The horrifying video makes it abundantly clear:…

Vivent Health Statement on the Texas HIV Medication Program Crisis

The Department of State Health Services came clean this week on the serious crisis facing tens of thousands of Texans living with HIV. The $100 million shortfall in…

Vivent Health Receives $50,000 from Local Pablo Foundation

Gift will support improving health equity and outcomes for people living with and at-risk for HIV in Eau Claire. Eau Claire, Wisc. – March 22, 2021 – Vivent…

Statement by Vivent Health on Asian American Hate Crimes

Amidst the emerging and hopeful glimmers of receding Covid-19 new cases, hospitalizations and deaths are we facing even greater challenges?  Are we ignoring a more powerful adversary than…

Four Decades of Resilience

December 1st is World AIDS Day – our annual commemoration of the HIV pandemic, the deadliest public health crisis of the past 40 years. More than 75 million…

Radical Response: Week One

These are unprecedented times. All of us at Vivent Health are working at full speed to ensure that the Coronavirus pandemic does not deter us from our mission.…

Why PrEP Is Worth It

Legal and public policy advocacy on behalf of people living with and people at-risk for HIV have been critical aspects of our response to the epidemic. From fighting…

Austin Harm Reduction Coalition Joins Vivent Health!

Vivent Health is expanding services in the Austin, Texas Area with the merger of Austin Harm Reduction Coalition. Austin Harm Reduction Coalition is an organization that promotes safer…

Statement by Vivent Health on the Trump Administration’s Rule Eliminating LGBTQIA+ Protections

The end of the current administration and its seemingly unending attacks on the civil rights of all Americans cannot come soon enough. The recently announced plans by the…

Statement by Vivent Health on decision by Kenosha County DA to not charge Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey in the August 2020 shooting of Jacob Blake

Today we have witnessed another unfortunate and unacceptable miscarriage of justice by the public institutions that are supposed to protect and ensure liberty and justice for all of…

Vivent Health Welcomes Dr. Mia Scott

Scott and Vivent Health will enhance and expand services for people at risk for and living with HIV. Vivent Health is pleased to announce that today Dr. Mia…

Liver Health Connection Joins Vivent Health!

Vivent Health is expanding services in the Denver, Colo. area with the merger of Liver Health Connection on November 30. The organization promotes liver health, educates, and supports…

Statement by Vivent Health on Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020

Today marks the culmination of Transgender Awareness Week, and I encourage everyone to pause and reflect as we remember the far too many transgender lives we have lost…

Vivent Health Receives $50,000 from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation

Gift will support improving health equity and outcomes for people living with HIV in Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisc. – November 9, 2020 – Vivent Health announced today they are…

Vivent Health Earns “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation from Human Rights Campaign

Vivent Health joins 495 nationwide health care providers earning the designation. Today, Vivent Health announced their “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation…

International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, Overdose Awareness Day, a day Vivent Health will always remember. Every day, 128 people in the United States die due to an opioid overdose. In 2019,…

Statement by Vivent Health on the attempted murder of Jacob Blake

Among the initial responses after the attempted murder of Jacob Blake by a local police officer in Kenosha Wisconsin earlier this week was to wait. Not to rush…

Vivent Health Announces Partnership with National AIDS Memorial

Vivent Health Announces Partnership with National AIDS Memorial Partnership will raise awareness about the history and current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic  June 23, 2020 – Vivent Health announced today a long-term partnership with the National AIDS Memorial, a nonprofit devoted…

Statement by Vivent Health on SCOTUS DACA Decision

Throughout our nation’s history, there have been momentous occasions when the Supreme Court has propelled us further along the long arc of the moral universe towards justice as…

Vivent Health now Accepting Appointments for Onsite Services

We’ve implemented changes in our facilities to help keep everyone safe. Starting Monday, June 15, 2020, Vivent Health is accepting appointment requests from current and new patients and…

Vivent Health is Now Offering Free At-Home HIV Testing Kits.

Testing kits are being offered to eligible individuals who reside in Denver, CO, Austin, TX, St. Louis, MO, and throughout Wisconsin. You can order your At-Home HIV Testing…

AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) is now Vivent Health

Haga clic en el enlace para español. Transition enhances and expands services for people at risk for and living with HIV/AIDS in Austin AUSTIN, TX—April 15th, 2020—AIDS Services…

Help Us Stock Our Food Pantry in St. Louis

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, Vivent Health has been working diligently to meet the dramatic spike in demand for our food pantry services. This includes adding door-step…

Vivent Health Announced as Charity to Benefit from Give BIG Green Bay 2020

MILWAUKEE – Jan. 17, 2020 – Give BIG Green Bay has chosen Vivent Health as one of 40 charities to benefit from its annual 24-hour online giving event.…

Leading HIV Health Care Organization Renames as Vivent Health

New Name and Brand Highlight Prominent Role in Ending Domestic HIV Epidemic MILWAUKEE—Nov. 20, 2019—The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) today announced it is changing its name…

AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run 2019 Raises $361,900

MILWAUKEE—(October 5, 2019)—Thousands of participants and supporters from across Wisconsin walked, ran and volunteered today at the Summerfest grounds for the 30th Annual AIDS Walk Wisconsin and 5K…

Three HIV Activists Named AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run Honorary Co-Chairs

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin announces co-chairs to honor the 30th Anniversary event on 10/5 MILWAUKEE—(August 7, 2019) — New this year, the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin…

First PrEP Campaign in the City of Milwaukee, “Stay PrEP’d Up,” Launches During Pride Month

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin unveils a PrEP awareness campaign to help combat HIV in communities of color MILWAUKEE—(June 14, 2019) — The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin…

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin to Honor Dr. James Vergeront, Wisconsin’s AIDS/HIV Program Director

Dr. Vergeront to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd Annual Make A Promise Gala Milwaukee—March 19, 2019—The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) will honor Dr.…

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS and the AIDS Resource Center Announce Merger

The merger enhances and expands programs and services for people at risk and living with HIV in St. Louis September 27, 2018—Today the AIDS Resource Center announced a…

Rocky Mountain CARES Mobilizes HIV Prevention

Denver—June 16, 2018—Rocky Mountain CARES (RMC) has kicked off a mobile HIV prevention program. In an effort to increase HIV testing and PrEP (pre‐exposure prophylaxis) access, RMC recently…

ARCW Responds to HIV and Syphilis Cluster in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE—(March 7, 2018)—“The cluster of HIV and syphilis infections reported in Milwaukee is a clarion call for a much greater, coordinated response,” said ARCW President and Chief Executive…