An additional piece of my HIV in the Rural Community.
An additional piece of my HIV in the Rural Community.
We will have youth from across the nation discussion National Youth HIV&AIDS Awareness Day! #NYHAAD #NYHAADLive
“Throughout my tenure at FAHASS we have had phenomenal successes within our prevention department. We worked hard to receive funding through CAPUS, increased efficiency, seeing more diversity, increasing our visibility through HIV education and testing, creating and beginning the early implementation of our mobile testing and outreach initiative, and most importantly identifying more individuals living with HIV. Through focused outreach methods we are able to locate and confirm HIV-positive diagnosis so that we can successfully begin our linkage to care.
When I was diagnosed with HIV in 2011 my interactions and process through testing and actual linkage to care was the absolute most difficult and humiliating experience of my life. My current and long-term goals continue to encompass work toward all gender, racial, and MSM minorities who are affected by STIs (including HIV). I want to work to ensure quality, treatment, care, and more options for individuals throughout the continuum regardless of socioeconomic status and barriers. I have accepted a position with the Virginia Department of Health working in Northern Virginia as a Health Educator. I will continue to focus on increased cultural competence, sexual/health education, and utilizing the prevention tool-belt to help reduce the chances of individuals being infected with HIV.
As one of the first individuals many in our community will come across I am extremely grateful and blessed to be able to have the opportunity to support, educate, link, empower, and most importantly work to decrease STI infections among the most affected areas in our community. I will work hard to ensure my transition out will be smooth and seamless. I have valued the relationships I have made and grown while here at FAHASS and hope they will continue upon my departure. The work in our rural community is difficult; however, just know that it does not go unnoticed. Thank you for your commitment to working with individuals affected by HIV in our service area and beyond.” – Patrick Ingram
Great work by Venton Jones and the Aids.gov team! Check out http://blog.aids.gov/2014/04/swallow-a-pill-for-hiv-prevention.html for more information
Young Black Gay Leadership Initiative’s 2014 Policy and Advocacy Summit
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Community Educational Training on PrEP April 22nd!
The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) will host a community education training on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) this April 22, 2014 from 9am-4:30pm at Washington, DC’s DENIM. We’ll provide the most current and accurate information about PrEP, its efficacy, and how it can be an important tool to help young gay men stay HIV-negative. As new infections continue to rise among young gay men of color, we’ll discuss the unique opportunity PrEP presents for young gay, bisexual, and same-gender loving men. These trainings will also allow participants to engage with PrEP educational videos and cultivate skills to better implement and/or replicate the educational videos for a particular community.
Topics covered in the training include:
6925 Blair Road, NW
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It is all about the knowledge
Originally posted on thecock&carrot:
The intricacy of gay sex can leave any heterosexual asking themselves “why even bother?” or in my case leaving my loud ghetto sister perplexed with the steps gay men take to ensure they won’t have any “accidents” during intercourse. The subject has become a form of entertainment for me I receive questions from all sorts of people: Family, Concerned Christians, Co-Workers, Moms, Dads, and my straight friends especially when they are drunk.
Driving down the highway on our way to a bar:
Sister: “Gay guys have it so easy they can hook up whenever they want!”
Me: “Hold up, it’s not that easy theres a lot of work that can go into gay sex I can’t just bend over and hope that the Chipotle I had for lunch won’t decide to make its self to-go at that moment!” (Cue sisters side…
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