The SC Dental Association is providing FREE dental services (cleanings, extractions, and restorative care) to adults 18 & up. Enter Gate 6 of the SC State Fairgrounds, and look for the Goodman & Cantey Bldg. The event is today, August 18, from 6 am – 6 pm. For additional information, please call 803-750-2277. Below is the link to their website. http://www.scda.org/
The James E. Clyburn- Ollie Johnson Health Fair
Excited to host the L.E.A.D Academy here in Columbia, SC in partnership with Southern AIDS Coalition and South Carolina Black Pride
Emergency HIV Community Update to Stop ACA Repeal TODAY, July 26 at 2:00-3:00pm EST Everything you have already done already is making a difference, and we must keep up the pressure this week! Please join us for a call this afternoon to learn where ACA repeal efforts stand and what the HIV community can do to continue to FIGHT BACK! Speakers will share the latest political intel, senate targets, timeline, mobilization tactics, and available tools to support advocacy efforts. Register for today’s..
Monday, June 26: Rally at Senator Tim Scott’s Columbia office, 1901 Main Street, Columbia, 12-2 Tuesday, June 27: Rally at Senator Lindsey Graham’s Columbia office, 508 Hampton Street, Columbia, 12-2 Tuesday, June 27: Zombie Walk at the State House, Gervais Street public sidewalk, 8-9 PM (come in your zombie costumes to show how much you want to stay alive!) Wednesday, June 28: Rally at Senator Lindsey Graham’s Columbia office, 508 Hampton Street, Columbia, 12-2 Thursday, June 29: Rally at Senator..
A very special Thank You, to the SC MSM Workgroup for awarding SC HIV Task Force with the 2017 Flame Thrower Award.
Together, we can stop this bill! Join the National HIV Call-in Day to Save Health Care Monday, June 26! Urge your constituents, colleagues, friends, relatives or anyone you can reach to use the HIV Hotline and participate in the National Call-In Day on June 26th. It’s easy! 1. Call 1 (866) 246-9371 2. When asked provide your zip code. You will be directed to key senators in your state. 3. Tell the person who answers: your name; where you live; that you are a person with HIV or a person affected..
#InTheMeantime: B+ (Be Positive) will be an open discussion to encourage individuals, who may have recently contracted HIV, to stay positive about their new lives. This forum will also enlighten anyone who is sexually active and at risk that you can be positive and live a long and healthy life after being diagnosed. Additionally, this forum is designed to spread awareness to our community about getting tested and the effective tools (PrEP) and resources to help reduce the spread of HIV/STI. A panel..
At the HIV Planning Council meeting, I mentioned that a barbershop discussion series was beginning Friday, the 15, i.e. tomorrow. That event has been postponed, pending updates.
AIDS United is seeking a full-time Program Manager! This position will be based in the South; and, they are encouraging candidates who are living with HIV or who are representative of disproportionately affected communities to apply. Please, share this opportunity! https://www.aidsunited.org/Job-Opportunities/Program-Manager-002D-Southern-Grantmaking.aspx
Earlier this month, this U.S. House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Only after its passage was the Congressional Budget Office able to score (its budgetary and impact projection) the legislation. But, what’s really in the bill? Have you followed the twists and turns well enough to have some idea?
The next stop for the American Health Care Act will be the Senate, which is expected to be somewhat less receptive. The Senate is expected to take up the bill quickly, with a vote possible before Memorial Day. Advocates should: Be prepared to act quickly to educate their Senators on the negative impact that the AHCA could have on access to care. Urge their Senators to, at the least, heavily amend the AHCA to address the negative impact the bill could have on Medicaid, consumer protections, and the..
More pictures from our Legislative Day; Thanks, David!