AIDS United has released its scholarship application for AIDS Watch 2018! Applications are due by October 31! Don’t let worries about money keep you from speaking with your federal representative and their staff. 50 scholarships (hotel and travel inclusive) will be available. Encourage anyone you know living with HIV, especially from a rural area, to apply. For those without online access, the application is downloadable and can be submitted via fax.
Laurel Sprague, Executive Director, Global Network of People Living with HIV, says of the book, “Sistah’s Speak is a heartful and welcoming collection of stories from women living with HIV. Many authors are long-time community activists and women warriors, known and beloved in their communities and in the broader networks of women living with HIV. Most may not be well known to people outside of our struggles to ensure decent, non-discriminatory treatment and care for all women living with HIV…
https://preplocator.org/ To find a local provider who can speak with you about PrEP, visit the site above or speak with your doctor. If your doctor needs more information, there is a hotline for medical providers- (855) 448-7737 or (855) HIV-PrEP Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST
After conversations with community members on the ground concerning HIV stigma and the public nature of the venue, we have decided to postpone today’s Upstate Lunch and Learn. We are working to have a new venue and date set soon. We apologize for both the short notice and any inconvenience.
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