Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative

US Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health

In October 1998, the President declared HIV/AIDS to be a severe and on-going health crisis in racial and ethnic minority communities. In response, the Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus announced a special package of initiatives aimed at reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS on racial and ethnic minorities.

The Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative provides funds to community-based organizations, faith-based communities, research institutions, minority-serving colleges and universities, health care organizations, state and local health departments, and correctional institutions to help them address the HIV/AIDS epidemic within the minority populations they serve.

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Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative (MAI)

Program Overview

Health Education/Risk Reduction Services Standards of Care

Outreach Services Standards of Care


Positive Peers is a private peer support app for  young people living with HIV. It allows peers to  connect 24/7 to young people with similar  experiences and concerns, providing each other with  encouragement, comfort, and advice. It’s a safe place  for YPLWH to learn about their diagnosis, rock their  treatment, and dream about their future.

  • Be between the ages of 13 and 34 years
  • HIV/AIDS diagnosis
  • Working smartphone
  • Current email address

Positive Peers App Information