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JUL16

AIDS United: Making the Promise a Reality

For almost three decades, AIDS United has supported community-driven responses to the HIV epidemic around the country that reach the nation’s most disproportionately affected people, including gay and bisexual men, communities of color, women, people living in the Deep South, people struggling with substance abuse, those living in poverty, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Posted By: AIDS United - Thursday, July 16, 2015


JUL16

Raising Awareness Through Conscious Creations

Conscious Creations is a campaign to raise HIV awareness in the greater Cleveland area, specifically among youth. Team Cleveland created an art contest to engage high school-aged youth in Cleveland to think about HIV and how it may affect them and their peers. We chose to focus on the youth of Cleveland because this is disproportionately the most affected group. Youth aged 13-24 make up 24% of the new diagnoses in Cuyahoga County, where Cleveland is located. We wanted to be able to reach this population to increase awareness and reduce stigma around HIV.

Posted By: Effie Morwa, AIDS United Americorps Team Cleveland - Thursday, July 16, 2015


JUL14

Mission Accomplished: Team Atlanta Wraps Up Their Service Year

Also during the week, AID Atlanta was invited to the Test Atlanta Testers’ Brunch and Awards Ceremony, an event honoring all of the various agencies providing HIV testing services throughout the city. We were pleasantly surprised when we came away with three awards! We were the recipients of awards for health department service, the community-based organization of the year, and the collaboration of the year, partnering for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with the Tau Epsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and their Twenty Pearls Foundation.

Posted By: Alex Montgomery, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team Atlanta - Tuesday, July 14, 2015


JUL08

“Taking HIV Prevention to Church”

Everywhere you look in New Orleans, the face of God follows. Our football team is composed of Saints. A classic image of our city is St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square with its three black spires pointed toward the heavens despite that its foundation is below sea level. There are streets named for Christian martyrs, as well as Piety Street, Annunciation Street, and the most straightforward of all, Religious Street. Although many faiths are practiced freely in New Orleans, including Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, and even Santeria, the Christian influence on the city is perhaps the oldest and most pronounced in its landscape.

Posted By: Alison Huddleston, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team NOLA - Wednesday, July 08, 2015


JUL02

Cartoons Aren’t Just for Kids – Using Animation to Inform about HIV

With all the great experiences and memories made throughout our AmeriCorps service year at our agencies and in our community, Team New Mexico (Albuquerque-Santa Fe) wanted to create a Long Term Project (LTP) that would continue beyond this year for future audiences and teams to experience.

Posted By: Nick Karnezis, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team New Mexico - Thursday, July 02, 2015


JUN05

Raising Awareness of HIV in Indianapolis

Raising Awareness in Indianapolis With PrEP being such a significant development in HIV prevention, the AIDS United AmeriCorps Team in Indianapolis hosted an event to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention and PrEP for our Long Term Project. PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis), a daily pill that can reduce risk of HIV infection, is not something that is discussed very much in Indianapolis outside of the medical community. We wanted to use our Long Term Project as an opportunity to reach the general population.

Posted By: AIDS United AmeriCorps Team Indy - Friday, June 05, 2015


JUN03

Team Atlanta Makes it Cool to Care about HIV Prevention

These events were eye opening for us because we were able to really get into the community and converse with other young people face-to-face. There is a great need for the HIV testing and counseling services we provide, and personally speaking, I think the students appreciated that we’re not just professionals; we’re their peers too. We’re at similar points in our lives, and we’re able to connect with them as young people who care about our health and our community. In essence, we make it cool to care!

Posted By: Alex Montgomery, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team Atlanta - Wednesday, June 03, 2015


MAY30

Beyond Testing: Empowering Women to Pursue Healthy Lives

While I still have a lot to learn and do during my service, I appreciate each moment with my clients. I am part of a conversation; an exploration of a complex yet often overlooked human experience. While subtle, I can see that I am offering something beyond testing – I’m offering dignity, a break from fear, from the unknown, and from stigma.

Posted By: Delaney Green, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team New Orleans - Saturday, May 30, 2015


MAR13

A Conversation with Jennifer Sinkfield, AmeriCorps Alum

I have been surrounded by women empowerment and education my entire life. My mother is a women empowerment leader. She spent a lot of time working in domestic violence and helping women when my sister and I were growing up. Being exposed to that, I have gravitated towards working with and empowering women myself.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Program Manager, AIDS United AmeriCorps Alum ‘09-11 - Friday, March 13, 2015


MAR13

Women Matter

In the United States, one in four people living with HIV are women. Of these women, two out of three are Black. HIV affects all of us. Understanding the overall effect of HIV on society, especially as a Black Woman, motivates me to work in the fight and add to the momentum of change. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the importance of woman’s health and spotlight the need for HIV prevention and treatment services for women.

Posted By: Alex Montgomery, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team Atlanta - Friday, March 13, 2015



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