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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…

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,…

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…

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 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…

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 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:…

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…

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 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…

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…