Who We Are

ACT is a statewide coalition of organizations that provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut.

Our Mission

AIDS Connecticut (ACT), in partnership with its member agencies, improves the lives of people impacted by HIV through care and supportive services, housing, advocacy and prevention.

Our Vision

All people impacted by HIV/AIDS in Connecticut have access to a full range of supportive services necessary to maximize quality of life and there are no new HIV infections in Connecticut.

Our Core Values

  • Respect Individual Choices

    We respect the individual choices made by people impacted by HIV. We work with compassion, and without judgement, to assist people in making informed choices and managing their own lives with dignity.

  • Lead Through Innovation

    We are open to new approaches, are willing to take risks, and believe that through innovation and creativity we can respond to the ever-changing needs of people impacted by HIV/AIDS.

  • Make Measureable Progress

    We hold ourselves responsible for making real, measureable progress.

  • Collaborate for Greater Impact

    We collaborate to maximize resources for the greatest impact on our mission.

  • Challenge the Status Quo

    We are the change we want to see in the world. With compassion, action and dedication to the mission, we walk the walk.

Our History

In 2013, CARC and APH merged to form AIDS Connecticut (ACT).

CARC – Incorporated in 1989, the founding members’ aim was to work with and mutually support organizations wishing to create AIDS housing by sharing resources, skills, and information. In the Fall of 2005, the agency broadened its mission to embrace all aspects of housing and services to persons living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut.

APH – The agency was founded by a committed group of volunteers in 1985 as a grassroots response to the growing AIDS crisis. During the past two decades, we have evolved from an organization fighting to help people face an imminent death into one focused on helping people live a longer life with hope and dignity.