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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

Applauding Our Sheroes

Through our work at AIDS United, we have the opportunity to work with amazing Sheros, and to commemorate the 10th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), we called upon these leaders to share what this day means to them. The AIDS United Shero Series – Highlighting Women Making a Difference in the Field, featured a week’s worth of blogs from amazing women who make a difference every day, which echoed the importance of bringing attention to the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls in the United States.

Posted By: Angela Knudson, Program Manager -Retention in Care, AIDS United - 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


MAR12

The Tidal Wave of HIV is in Front of Us, Not Behind Us, and it is Full of Girls

I have been an advocate for women with HIV for more than two decades now. I’m not entirely sure how it happened. I know why it happened though. I started finding my voice because I needed information. I wanted answers. I was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 and I didn’t know another woman in the world with HIV. That seems strange, almost laughable now. In a world where women and girls bear more than half of the HIV infections globally, I am only one, but I am most certainly not alone.

Posted By: Dawn Averitt, Founder and Emeritus Board Member, The Well Project - Thursday, March 12, 2015


MAR11

Our Partners…Our Inspirations…

One of our favorite women spent over two months in the hospital, incredibly sick and undiagnosed because doctors didn't think to test her for HIV (perhaps because she is a woman, African-American, professional, or all of the above). As she lay dying, doctors eventually tested her and learned that she was living with HIV/AIDS. Despite a bleak diagnosis at that time, she is thriving today and a leading advocate for women living with HIV/AIDS in our community. She is our partner and our inspiration.

Posted By: Lauren Banks, Chief Policy & Advocacy Officer, AIDS Alabama Dafina M. Ward, JD, Chief Prevention Officer, AIDS Alabama - Wednesday, March 11, 2015


MAR10

Breaking Down Stigma—I Care About HIV/AIDS

I am not HIV positive. But I care. In fact, I think it is vitally important for all of us to care about the well-being of those that are living with HIV/AIDS. After all, we care about people with cancer. We care about people with Alzheimer's and diabetes. But a stigma remains when it comes to HIV and AIDS.

Posted By: Gail T. Crockett, AIDS United Board of Directors - Tuesday, March 10, 2015


MAR09

An Open Letter to My Sister Advocates in the Struggle on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: A Reminder of Our responsibility to the Next Generation!

I am speaking out on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) because it’s more than just another day for women like me – a wife, mother, sister, auntie and friend. We must begin to break our silence and lift our voices to ensure that other women and girls know how HIV impacts one’s health and one’s life. We must also speak out to ensure women have the tools they need to prevent this still devastating disease.

Posted By: Linda H. Scruggs, Director, Ribbon Consulting Group - Monday, March 09, 2015


MAR09

Sheroes Provide Hope

During the week of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we celebrate that we have supported over 1,300 women who were out of HIV care services or newly diagnosed connect to HIV medical care through our Access to Care initiatives. Women frequently balance multiple competing demands—caring not just for themselves, but for children, partners, and other family members; sometimes their own care can falls by the wayside. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is the perfect time to acknowledge and celebrate the critical role peer navigators play in walking alongside these women and helping to create a path to care that is personalized and realistic.

Posted By: Erin Nortrup, Senior Program Manager - Access to Care, AIDS United - Monday, March 09, 2015


FEB12

What a Difference Six Months Can Make

In August 2014, 54 people from across the country came together from different backgrounds to serve their country as members of the AIDS United AmeriCorps Team. AmeriCorps Members provide HIV tests, health education, care navigation, and other social services in high need communities. For the past six months, they have been on the frontlines of the HIV epidemic, providing critical services to seven communities nationwide.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Program Manager, AIDS United AmeriCorps Alum ‘09-11 - Thursday, February 12, 2015


FEB08

Bridging the Divide: Continuing in the Legacy of Dr. King

The AIDS United AmeriCorps DC Team spent the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service cleaning up Anacostia Park, one of DC’s largest public parks along the Anacostia River. We joined 450 volunteers from the DC area in a group event organized by the Student Conservation Association (SCA). In spite of freezing temperatures, we managed to collect over 15 tons of waste, improving the health of the park and making the space an even nicer one for residents to enjoy.

Posted By: Claire Dugan, AIDS United AmeriCorps Team DC - Sunday, February 08, 2015



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