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Abdication of Leadership: Toothless Mandates – A Statement by Vivent Health President and CEO Mike Gifford

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…

40 Years Later: Vivent Health President and CEO Mike Gifford Speaks at the National AIDS Memorial Grove

Forty years ago, this June, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first five cases of a new and mysterious illness unlike anything ever seen…

Statement by Vivent Health President and CEO Mike Gifford 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…

40 Years Later: View a National HIV/AIDS Commemoration

Join Vivent Health President and CEO, Mike Gifford, for a virtual commemoration event with the National AIDS Memorial that honored the 40th anniversary of the first cases of…

Statement by Vivent Health President and CEO Mike Gifford 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…

Statement by Vivent Health President and CEO Mike Gifford on the Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

The beginning of justice was dispensed today in the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of all charges in the murder of George Floyd. The verdict…

Annual St. Louis Dining Out For Life Event Takes New Twist This Year

Event will support restaurant community that has experienced hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic Vivent Health announced today that its annual fundraiser, Dining Out For Life, will take place…

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…

All-In For Austin

We Need Your Help in Austin, TX.   Dear Friend, This morning people living with HIV in Austin woke up to another day of the ongoing catastrophe. They need…

Save the Date – Make A Promise 2022

Saturday, March 26, 2022 Wisconsin Center • Milwaukee, WI   Out of concern for the health and safety of our friends, partners and local communities, we are heartbroken…

Black History Month – Remembering, Recognizing and Advancing.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. At Vivent Health, we continue…

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 President and CEO Mike Gifford 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…

It’s Health Insurance Time Again!

It’s time to: Sign up for Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) health insurance. Make sure your current Affordable Care Act plan is still right for you. (Some plans are…

Vivent Health Sponsors Town Hall with the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin on World AIDS Day

Virtual event will honor World AIDS Day and continue the conversation on how we can end the HIV epidemic. Vivent Health and the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin…

Statement by Michael Gifford, Vivent Health President and CEO, 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…

Upcoming Holiday Season Closures

Vivent Health will be closed on the following dates in recognition of the following holidays this holiday season: November 26-27, 2020 for Thanksgiving. December 24-25, 2020 for Christmas…

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…

The 2019 Vivent Health Annual Report is now available.

At a time of great uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to look back upon and be proud of our achievements of the past year. Together, we have…

Make HIV History, Passing MONA and Ending Stigma – October 21, 3:00 pm CST

Thank you for joining us to Make HIV History. Sorry if you missed this event. The video recap of the Make HIV History, Passing MONA and Ending Stigma…

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…

Vivent Health Votes

Elections matter – and your vote is critical this year! This Fall, your vote can help Make HIV History! Elected officials determine how our country will tackle the…

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,…

Thank You for Making HIV History

Vivent Health and our partners invite you to join us on this journey to make HIV history. Use your voices to lift up people living with HIV and…

Statement by Vivent Health President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Gifford 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…

AIDS Walk Wisconsin – Step to Zero wherever you are in Wisconsin!

From Milwaukee to Madison, Kenosha to Green Bay, Eau Claire and more!  You can be a part of stepping to zero! Throughout Wisconsin, people are uniting in the…

Art of PAWS – Our most pup-ular event of the year in St. Louis is back!

Every year our friends at ArtMart provide St. Louis’ best-known artists with a blank canvas to create a unique work of art to be auctioned off in support…

Clementine’s ‘Loud and Proud’ pints support Vivent Health!

100% of profits from the sale of pints of ‘Loud and Proud’ will benefit Vivent Health’s mission to be relentless champions for people affected by HIV. Need an…

Make A Promise 2020 is going virtual on Thursday, June 25 – live in your home!

Although we won’t be gathering in person, we invite you to celebrate the 34th annual Make A Promise by streaming our event and enjoying an evening of entertainment…

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 President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Gifford 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 Applauds Supreme Court Decision Protecting Rights of LGBTQIA Workers

Trump Administration Should Adopt Same Rationale and Pull Back Discriminatory Health Care Access Rule that Would Harm LGBTQIA Individuals June 15, 2020 – The decision issued today by…

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 Stands in Solidarity with the Nation

At the core of our mission statement is our belief that every person has value and should be treated with respect. Confronting systemic racism and working for justice…

St. Louis Balloon Brigade’s PAWS Pride Challenge

Every year the iconic St. Louis Balloon Brigade collects donations for Vivent Health’s Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) program at PrideFest St. Louis. The St. Louis Balloon Brigade,…

Old Bakery Beer Company Releases Seasonal Beer In Collaboration with Vivent Health

We are excited to continue our partnership with Old Bakery Beer Company (OBBC) with the launch of their seasonal Blueberry Cream Ale beer. A portion of every limited-edition…

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…

POSTPONED Wisconsin Events

Dear Friends – The health and wellbeing of our patients, clients, donors and staff is at the core of our mission and our work. Considering the appropriate and…

POSTPONED – Make a Promise Gala on Saturday, April 4

POSTPONED – If you have purchased tickets for this event and have questions or would like a refund, please contact us at development@viventhealth.org or call us at (414)…

POSTPONED – WITCHES’ NIGHT OFF on Monday, March 16

POSTPONED – If you have purchased tickets for this event and have questions or would like a refund, please contact us at development@viventhealth.org or call us at (414)…

Camp Bingo

A FUNdraising event to help people living with HIV/AIDS Join us for one of Madison’s best-loved events—Camp Bingo! Each date will be packed full of seven games of…

POSTPONED – UWM Lubar Alumni Chapter Success Series: Vivent Health – An Inspirational Non-Profit Growth Story

POSTPONED – Once we have more information about a future date for this event, we will be sure to share that with you. Join us and the UWM…

Vivent Health Stands With Our Friends and Family at Miller

In the wake of the recent tragedy at Molson Coors, Michael Gifford, Vivent Health President and Chief Executive Officer offered the following statement: On behalf of everyone at…

Lion Sings Tonight on 2/24

Company members of DISNEY’S THE LION KING will present a one night only cabaret performance to benefit Vivent Health and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This special evening will…

Shepherd Express: Milwaukee’s Vivent Health Tackles HIV/AIDS Nationwide

Vivent Health uses a medical home model to treat patients with HIV, while also providing services to help them thrive after diagnosis. Read the article in the Shepherd…

Youth Housing Project Forum

Join Vivent Health for our second Youth Housing Project Forum. We will delve deeper into the challenges of youth and young adult housing in Wisconsin. All are welcome…

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…