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.



We proudly announce the premier launch party “Journey to ARA”, an engagement event dedicated to help promote, motivate and inspire advocacy & self awareness of Atlanta’s Gay Community. We kick off this Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9pm at Ambient Studios located at 585 Wells Street, SW Atlanta, GA 30312. We cordially invite you to enjoy an elevated atmosphere, complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres along with a series of engagement activities. This party also serves as a premier for the […]

AtlantaThe Pulse
September 30

Swim Easy Fashion Show at Fat Village Art Walk

Fat Village Art Walk -July 2015 -Swim Easy Fashion Impulse Group South Florida joined C&I Studios for their Swim Easy Fashion Show at during the monthly Art Walk in July. The Fashion featured Impulse members and models wearing some of swim wears hottest brands such as caRIOca and Exist Sportsline with a special appearance by a custom designed Impulse Tsunga from CaRIOca. Also featured were donated items from Creative Male in Midtown and Pride Factory in Wilton. During the Fashion […]

South FloridaThe Pulse
July 21

I Am Not Alone – The Summer Series

I Am Not Alone – The Summer Series As part of Impulse SoFL’s campaign, “I Am Not Alone” campaign, which focused on bringing a friend to get tested and challenging them to pledge to do the same, Summer just got hotter with “The Summer Series” A once month pop up style testing event at the some of Miami’s most frequented summer venues. Sunday, June 7th Impulse SoFL invted guests to join them for brunch at Palace Bar in South Beach […]

South FloridaThe Pulse
July 21
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