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JAN08

AmeriCorps Made my Career: Why I dedicate my work to National Service

My AmeriCorps experience has come full circle. In May, I became the manager of the AIDS United AmeriCorps Program. I love my job because I know first-hand how important, challenging, and life-changing this program is. Everyday I’m inspired by the impact made by AmeriCorps Members and the effect the program has on them.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Program Manager, AIDS United AmeriCorps Alum ‘09-11 - Thursday, January 08, 2015


JAN07

My AmeriCorps Experience as an HIV Tester

I have provided HIV testing and counseling to over 200 people since August at the Free Clinic. One interaction has really stood out so far. It was one of my first clients, and I was still a little nervous and unsure of myself when it came to the counseling. However, when I went out to greet my client, he was visibly more nervous than me. After a few minutes of talking, I found out why he was so anxious; a friend of his had recently contracted HIV. This had made the virus “real” to him; it was no longer a headline in a newspaper or something he read in his biology textbook. It was now something directly impacting someone close to him. He had decided that as scary as it might be, he had to get tested and know his status.

Posted By: Jim Alsop, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team Cleveland - Wednesday, January 07, 2015


JAN06

Confronting Stigma on World AIDS Day in Washington, DC

While the roles of medicine and traditional HIV testing/outreach have been paramount to our success in fighting HIV/AIDS; stigma remains a central obstacle. This World AIDS Day, the AIDS United AmeriCorps team in Washington, DC, addressed stigma in fresh, innovative ways. We used multiple channels to engage our community and raise awareness for HIV/AIDS.

Posted By: Jeremy Barr, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team DC - Tuesday, January 06, 2015


DEC23

AmeriCorps Recognizes National Transgender Day of Remembrance

Supporting people through social support, friendship and connections, help navigating resources, and letting everyone know they are valuable is my contribution to the fight against HIV.

Posted By: Kristoffer Van Wart, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team New Mexico - Tuesday, December 23, 2014


DEC17

World AIDS Day 2014: A Week of AmeriCorps Activities in Atlanta

As a Member on the newest team in the AIDS United AmeriCorps Program, I celebrated World AIDS Day through service! In three days my four team members and I provided nearly 200 HIV tests and gave four school presentations all around Atlanta. Because young people aged 13-25 are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, we focused our outreach at youth.

Posted By: Alex Montgomery, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team Atlanta - Wednesday, December 17, 2014


DEC16

Recognizing World AIDS Day in Cleveland

“1 in 5 people with HIV don’t know they have it, get tested, get care.” This was the message communicated by Team Cleveland on World AIDS Day. Clear and concise, the message stood out against our bright yellow shirts and caught the eye of the morning commuters passing by.

Posted By: Allison Ham, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team Cleveland - Tuesday, December 16, 2014


DEC11

A Day at The Damien Center

A woman has visited the food pantry and now waits for her appointment in the medical clinic. One patient is learning about health insurance options while the partner of an individual living with HIV is learning about preventive medications. The testing center is busy, helping clients learn their status and explore different prevention methods.

Posted By: Kimberly Reynolds, Marketing Manager, Damien Center - Thursday, December 11, 2014


DEC10

SMYAL has #PrideInPrevention

SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy, including learning to become leaders in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Posted By: Sultan Shakir, Executive Director, SMYAL - Wednesday, December 10, 2014


DEC02

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition has #PrideInPrevention

The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) works to inspire and empower Hispanic, Latino, and Black LGBTQ communities to improve their lives through activism, education, outreach and counseling. Since 2009, we have worked to bring culturally grounded services and programs to the Greater Boston area. Some of our programs involve youth leadership development, support for survivors of partner abuse, identity support groups, and Gay-Straight Alliance support. Although HBGC is not a direct AIDS Service Organization (ASO), we believe all of our services and programs are preventative in nature and exist to empower and uplift those most at-risk for HIV/AIDS.

Posted By: Corey Yarbrough, Executive Director, Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) - Tuesday, December 02, 2014


DEC01

A World AIDS Day Conversation: Darlene Nipper and Michael Kaplan

Darlene Nipper, National LGBTQ Task Force Deputy Executive Director with Michael Kaplan, President & CEO of AIDS United, discuss challenges and opportunities to end the HIV epidemic on World AIDS Day.

Posted By: AIDS United - Monday, December 01, 2014



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