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JUL27

Connection & Inspiration: The 2015 Access to Care Convening

In mid-June, AIDS United brought together representatives from its Access to Care and Retention in Care initiatives for the fifth and final Access to Care Convening. Representatives from partner organizations came from across the country to meet in Washington DC, to share successes and challenges, to discuss lessons learned from the ground-breaking initiatives, to hear presentations on the national evaluation documenting the positive impact of their work for people living with HIV, and to celebrate the connections and collaboration that have been fostered over the years.

Posted By: Erin Nortrup, Senior Program Manager - Access to Care, AIDS United - Monday, July 27, 2015


JUL22

Peers Reduce Isolation and Barriers to Care

When I first came to this country from Haiti it was really hard to find someone to talk to. I worked with a Peer from [a similar agency] that would come to my house. We would write down everything I wanted to discuss with my doctor. Then he would go with me to my doctor’s appointment and share what we had written down. It was very helpful.

Posted By: Patrick Lucien, Peer Advocate, AIDS Action Committee - Wednesday, July 22, 2015


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


JUN25

Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies in All States

With their 6-3 decision on King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court has upheld subsidies for health insurance premiums in all states under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, strongly reinforces the constitutionality of the health law, saying it was passed "to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them."

Posted By: AIDS United Policy Department - Thursday, June 25, 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



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