THRIVE SS is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that created the Undetectables Model, a tiered support model that combines online support, traditional in-person support, and friend/social/ “Judy support” to address issues that many Same-gender-loving (SGL) men of color face surrounding HIV infection. In the United States many SGL men of color have trouble reaching viral suppression or “Undetectable” status, disclosing their HIV status to partners, family and friends, addressing their hierarchy of needs (shelter, employment, medical care) and gaining support. The mission of the THRIVE SS is to help people living with HIV to not only achieve viral suppression, but also to aid them in building a local network that is self-sustaining, uplifting and mutually beneficial.

  • About THRIVE SS

    Support for HIV Positive Gay/Bi Men of Color in Atlanta

    On May 4, 2015 the THRIVE SS was established to offer HIV/AIDS in the Atlanta metro area an effective way to not only offer and receive varied kinds of support, but also to offer them a portal through which to share pertinent, even lifesaving, information and build community. 

    Now nearly a year later, we have hosted over twenty events, health forums and meetings, we have shot 2 campaigns, we have increased membership to over 400 Black gay/bi men and are preparing to replicate this model in other high prevalence jurisdictions around the country. Our hope is that the amazing outcomes we have seen in Atlanta will be mirrored in communities like yours, so that we can continue to reduce of the community viral load and by doing so reducing the numbers of new HIV infections. This is where you come in. We are eager that your passion for the community and desire to end the unnecessary suffering of those living in silence with the virus will build in you the want to help establish support for THRIVE SS in your jurisdiction.

     Why THRIVE SS?

    "I'm 3,000 miles away from my family, and I don't feel alone. I feel loved..."


    "The resources from members have been very helpful, I volunteer now because of this group. I met some really nice guys, who speak on a daily base to check on me."


    " I remain a member through THRIVE SS because I believe this is the reason I am in my right mind today. This group saved me from myself, I was lost until I got out my shell and started being involved. This group is my life saver."