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AUG19

A New Model of Care: The Trans* Wellness Project

Mazzoni Center is the only health care provider in the Philadelphia region specifically targeting the unique health care needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Founded in 1979, it is the oldest AIDS service organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the fourth-oldest in the nation. As the organization has evolved to meet the needs of our constituents, Mazzoni Center has combined HIV/AIDS-related services and health services and developed a reputation for excellence and innovation in service delivery...

Posted By: Laura Sorensen, Trans* Care Coordinator, Mazzoni Center - Tuesday, August 19, 2014


MAY23

AIDSWatch 2014: The Power of Advocacy and Sharing Our Stories

As people living with HIV/AIDS, we intimately know the many barriers preventing us from achieving the possible, an AIDS free generation. Despite the discovery of the HIV virus in the 1980’s, our youth continue to be poorly educated on sexual health at homes and in our public schools. Stigma is real and continues to be a factor that not only prevents people from getting tested, but also from disclosing their HIV-status and being linked and retained in high quality care, treatment and supportive services.

Posted By: Michael Emanuel Rajner, Steering Committee Member, United States People Living with HIV Caucus (USPLHIV) - Friday, May 23, 2014


MAY09

Watching AIDSWatch Change Lives

I didn’t know what to expect from AIDSWatch as a participant, but as an employee I realized early in my fellowship that it involved a lot of work. As a Pedro Zamora fellow working in the office of AIDS United, I saw firsthand the preparation that went into organizing this event. I answered some of the calls from scholarship participants and I got to witness the excitement in the office as the dates of AIDSWatch slowly approached. From the time I started my fellowship in late January, staff was already working diligently to plan fine details. So when the time finally arrived, I was hopeful that this event would be as successful as anticipated.

Posted By: Bernadette Carriere, Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellow, AIDS United - Friday, May 09, 2014


MAY02

Moved to Tears: A Blog from 2014 AIDSWatcher Ed Barron

I have attended AIDSWatch in the past and was excited to be able to participate again. This time — more than before — I felt it important to put a face to AIDS. As a long term survivor having tested positive in 1986, I have survived the “Plague Years.” And though science has made many advances and we are surviving longer there is an even greater need for the Federal Government to finance support services, not only for the newly diagnosed but those of us that are still living. It is important for our lawmakers to realize we would like to live a full life as do all other people living in the United States

Posted By: Ed Barron, AIDSWatch 2014 Advocate, New Jersey - Friday, May 02, 2014


MAY01

AIDSWatch Blog: Bringing My Personal Story to Capitol Hill

My father passed away from AIDS in the early 1990s. Since his death, sharing my story has been intimidating because of HIV/AIDS stigma. Whether it is the fear of judgment or the shame that society inadvertently makes people feel surrounding the disease, most people – me included – shut down and hide themselves. AIDSWatch is a forum that allows people living with HIV/AIDS to share their story with legislators so their voices can finally be heard.

Posted By: Kayla Patterson in AIDSWatch and Policy/Advocacy, Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellow, AIDS United - Thursday, May 01, 2014


MAY01

Working Towards a Healthier NOLA

Can you believe it’s almost halfway through April? Yeah, that’s what Team NOLA is feeling as this month flies by. March was a busy one for us. With countless meetings, Walgreens testing, Long Term Project, and several other events (cough cough Mardi Gras) – we barely had time to breathe. March was also Healthy Futures Month. We spent the month of March and beginning of April focusing on what we could do as a team to promote healthy living in New Orleans.

Posted By: Helene Kirschke-Schwartz, AIDS United AmeriCorps, Team New Orleans - Thursday, May 01, 2014


APR19

The Choreography of Silence


Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013


APR12

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request Continues Focus on HIV Domestic Programs


Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013


APR10

Blueprints for Resilience: Young Black Gay Men, HIV, and the Future


Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013


APR03

I’m Every Woman: HIV Does Not Discriminate

Last month in New Orleans, LA, AIDS United, NO/AIDS Task Force and Positive Women’s Network-USA collaborated on a National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day program. There were 14 women and six NATF staff members present. After dining on chicken marsala, spring mix, green beans, Au gratin potatoes and Bread Pudding for dessert, participants watched the movie, Life Support starring Queen Latifah and Gloria Reuben; there was not a dry eye in the house at the end of the movie.

Posted By: By Gina Brown - Wednesday, April 03, 2013



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