We believe a world without HIV is not only possible — it’s in sight.
The Aliveness Project supports people living with and at the greatest risk of HIV through transformative resources and direct services.
Everything we do shares a single mission that we haven’t strayed from in nearly 40 years: to empower healthy, self-directed lives.
Behind Our Name
The Aliveness Project was founded in 1985 by a group of community members living with HIV who wanted to celebrate simply being ALIVE.
They gathered with their loved ones for potlucks where they could unite over food and foster healing in those devastating early days of the HIV epidemic.
Modern treatments allow people living with HIV to live long, healthy lives, but HIV still carries some stigma and barriers — so the spirit of fellowship and joy that we were born with remains critical.
Our work today wouldn’t be possible without our founding members’ fierce hope and heart.
We dedicate every day to our members who have lost their lives to HIV-related illness.