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Vivent Health Denounces Anti-LGBTQ Supreme Court Ruling

On today, the last day of Pride Month, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority ruled that creative businesses can refuse services to LGBTQ people based upon their personal beliefs.

Vivent Health Condemns Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Affirmative Action in Higher Education Admissions

Vivent Health strongly condemns today’s Supreme Court decision overturning the use of affirmative action policies in college or university admissions. This ruling will significantly hinder efforts to address racial inequities in this country and worsen HIV-related racial disparities, especially for Black and brown communities.


Vivent Health strongly opposes a provision conservative lawmakers voted to include in the next two-year budget plan that would forbid transgender Wisconsinites from using Medicaid health care coverage.

Vivent Health Milwaukee Clinic is Moving!

Our new state-of-the-art clinic location has been carefully selected to ensure convenience, comfort, and accessibility for all our patients. We are sure you’ve got some questions, but don’t fret! We’ve got some answers: 📍 Our new clinic will be located 1311 N 6th St *please note, our current clinic will be closed at noon on […]

Vivent Health Denounces Passage of Ban on Gender-Affirming Care for Youth in Texas

Vivent Health strongly opposes the Legislature’s passing of SB14, another disgraceful attack on the rights of trans youth in Texas.

Vivent Health Celebrates the Missouri Legislature’s Decision to Legalize Fentanyl Test Strips

Vivent Health celebrates the recent passage of legislation by the Missouri General Assembly decriminalizing the use and distribution of fentanyl test strips.

Vivent Health Denounces Passage of Missouri’s Ban on Gender-Affirming Care

Today’s passage of legislation by the Missouri Legislature, with the support of Governor Mike Parson, is a shameful and harmful attack on the health and well-being of transgender people in Missouri.

Vivent Health Applauds Passage of Colorado Bill That Will Lower Out-of-Pocket Costs and Improve Access to Care

Vivent Health is excited by the recent passage of SB23-195 in Colorado.

Vivent Health is disappointed that Colorado rejected harm reduction legislation

Vivent Health is disappointed that a Colorado Senate Committee recently rejected HB23-1202, legislation that would have allowed cities in Colorado to choose whether to authorize overdose prevention centers.

Vivent Health opposes Texas SB14 that would ban doctors from providing gender-affirming care to trans youth

Later this week, the Texas House of Representatives is scheduled to debate SB14, a dangerous bill that would ban doctors from providing gender-affirming care to trans youth.

Vivent Health applauds judge’s decision blocking Missouri rule that would limit transgender care

Vivent Health applauds St. Louis County Circuit Judge for temporarily blocking the Missouri AG’s emergency rule that would restrict access to gender-affirming health care to children and adults.

Vivent Health Supports Trans Community and Access to Gender Affirming Care

AG Andrew Bailey issued a harmful new state directive last week that would severely restrict gender-affirming care for both adults and minors in Missouri under the guise of consumer protection.

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 the 29th victim of fatal violence nationwide so far in 2022. We say “at least” because too often these deaths go unreported — or misreported. Hate crimes […]

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 insurance offering HIV-preventive drugs violates the religious freedom of a Christian-run business. The judge, Reed O’Connor of Fort Worth, also called into question mandatory coverage of all preventive […]

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, and it has taken violent form. It might not be hyperbole to call it a war against the LGBTQIA+ community. In 2021, at least 57 transgender or […]

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 negatively impact women’s health, especially women from communities marginalized by our society.  It will also widen health inequity gaps. There are stark realities that emanate from the […]

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 they have. Vivent Health thanks President Biden for supporting this commitment and further demonstrating his commitment to LGBTQIA+ equality. More than 300 anti-LGBTQIA+ laws have been introduced […]

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 Health will play a pivotal role in that effort. Read about what’s happening with the Fast-Track Cities Initiative in this informative and inspiring feature. View Email

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 progress made in the decades since the start of the AIDS crisis and in the care and treatment of people living with and at risk for HIV. […]

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. His statements demand a closer look and correction. Vivent Health was pleased to be brought into the discussion. Get the whole story by reading this article published […]

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, women, and members of the LGBTQIA community, this year’s World AIDS Day theme is especially significant: “Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice.” This theme must […]

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 we still need to go on our journey.

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 a critical step in the right direction. Let’s eliminate the barriers to achieving equity for all.

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 use.

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 right thing is good business.

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 that our fight and advocacy must continue for those who need our support.

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 are pleased that the FDA took this important action which clears away all obstacles for corporations to join Vivent Health, as we did in October 2020, and […]

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 verdict and ongoing demands for equity, or despair that so little is different, we are called to do more to achieve a more fair, more just, and […]

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 of a $50,000 grant award from Delta Dental of Missouri, the state’s dental benefits leader and a non-profit organization. This gift will ensure over 300 patients affected […]

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, is officially open for business in our Austin HIV Medical Home. Recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for Specialty Pharmacy Services with a Distinction […]

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: the immediate escalation of violence by police officers for a routine traffic stop and misdemeanor warrant caused the death of this young man. Whether or not the […]

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 even the Coronavirus? With new HIV cases stubbornly high, no longer in decline, and millions without access to health care and life-saving prevention and treatment what force […]

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 people have contracted HIV and the more than 36 million deaths from it have shattered the lives of individuals, families and communities across the globe. The lessons […]

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. We will continue to be relentless champions and deliver on our promise to provide quality care and support to people impacted by HIV. Some of our programs […]

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 against laws and policies that discriminate against people who have HIV, to lobbying in support of same sex marriage and for bans on dangerous conversion therapy practices, […]

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 and advocates on behalf of those affected by liver diseases. It has been an active partner in the fight against HIV and hepatitis C, with the goal […]

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 to violence. This year, more than 30 people have been killed because of transphobia in the United States – a staggering number that should force all of […]

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 clients for all services, except for dental care. Individuals can call Vivent Health at (800) 359-9272 or use their MyChart mobile app to make appointments at all […]

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 delivery and providing a 30-day supply of food, which allows our clients to better practice social distancing. But we can’t do this without an increase in food […]