Coming together to address the HIV epidemic in the South starts with supporting, growing, and working with organizations who focus their efforts on the community. By providing concentrated investments in the community through trainings, grants, and shared learning opportunities, we are bringing local stakeholders together across the South to address the needs of those affected by the HIV epidemic.

About Community Investment

Investing in the community means providing resources, skills, and support to those at the frontline of the HIV epidemic. It also acknowledges the unique barriers to care that many communities in the South experience. The community investments provided by the COMPASS Initiative will focus on addressing these barriers by increasing organizational capacity, building awareness, reducing HIV-related stigma, advancing education, sharing knowledge, and promoting the wellbeing of individuals through mental health services and trauma-informed care.