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About Us

Impulse United is a volunteer group of active gay men in collaboration with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) whose purpose is to promote healthier lifestyles using modern social approaches. This Federation of groups accomplishes this vision through breaking social barriers in communities with such need.

Our Story

In the summer of 2009, HIV rates were climbing among gay men. Jose Ramos and a group friends sat in his kitchen in Los Angeles, CA and wondered, “Why?” With so much information out there, why weren’t people listening, reading, learning, understanding? So they came up with a solution. Instead of preaching to people, they wanted to have a conversation with them. Jose presented the idea to AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Impulse was born!

Impulse is comprised of volunteers who tirelessly dedicate themselves to the cause of sexual health education, advocacy, and breaking stigma for gay men, both positive and negative. With support from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, this group of volunteers works to create campaigns, events, and online content to reach a new generation of gay men who live in a modern and rapidly evolving world.

In 2013, Impulse opened a second chapter in Mexico City. Since then they have rapidly expanded to include eleven U.S. branches including South Florida, Atlanta, New York City, San Diego, Dallas, Washington DC, Orlando, and San Francisco. International branches include Mexico City, Guadalajara, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, New Delhi, and Beijing.

IMPULSE IS EVERYWHERE

Impulsive Chat with Shangela

Kicking off our Impulsive Chat series we have the ever funny and self-proclaimed Debutantess of the South, Shangela Laquifa Wadley. The Drag Race Alum and TV Personality graciously fit us in her busy schedule in between filming Logo promotional videos and Watch What Happens Live to promote her hosting duties for “Night of the Living Drag”. Shangela arrived red carpet ready in a sequined zebra print ensemble and full of that charming quick whit she’s known. In between sips of […]

New York CityThe Pulse
April 19

Hookup Apps Get Hot and Bothered Over Billboard Campaign

In response to a provocative new billboard campaign by AIDS Healthcare Foundation(AHF) Tinder, one of the mobile applications highlighted in the public service campaign, is demanding that AHF halt the campaign and take down the billboards. Grindr, the gay-focused app mentioned in the campaign, responded by canceling AHF’s paid advertising campaign on Grindr for free STD testing services. The campaign is intended to draw attention to rising STD rates among users of mobile dating or “hookup” phone apps such as Grindr, […]

New York CityThe Pulse
April 19

Impulsive Chat with Shangela

Kicking off our Impulsive Chat series we have the ever funny and self-proclaimed Debutantess of the South, Shangela Laquifa Wadley. The Drag Race Alum and TV Personality graciously fit us in her busy schedule in between filming Logo promotional videos and Watch What Happens Live to promote her hosting duties for “Night of the Living Drag”. Shangela arrived red carpet ready in a sequined zebra print ensemble and full of that charming quick whit she’s known. In between sips of […]

New York CityThe Pulse
February 15
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