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Announces 2016 Kerry Stoner Award Recipient
Task Force is proud to present Pittsburgh resident Dr. Anthony
Silvestre with the Kerry Stoner Award at its 30th Annual
Benefit at WQED's Studios on Fifth on Thursday, April 14, 2016.
The Kerry Stoner
Award is presented annually to honor a person who has, through a
longtime dedication to Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force's mission, shown
commitment to Kerry Stoner's legacy and vision. Stoner, a tireless
HIV/AIDS activist who died of complications from AIDS in 1993, was a
founder and the first executive director of PATF.
Dr. Anthony Silvestre has been a staple in the HIV
community, with involvement in LGBT health and HIV prevention service
and research since 1984. He is currently a Professor in the Department
of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the University of
Pittsburgh, and teaches courses in human diversity and public health.
Silvestre has been an integral member of the Pitt Men's Study since
the late 80's, and was involved in the creation of the study's first
community advisory board that would then lead to the creation of
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force in 1985. To date, Silvestre has recruited
an impressive 4,000 individuals from the gay and bisexual communities
in Pittsburgh to engage in investigative research at the local Pitt
Men's Study site. He is also actively engaged in the HIV Prevention
and Care Project, along with the Center for LGBT Wellness. Through
prevention planning and implementation, he has dedicated much of his
professional career to being a facilitator of change within socially
marginalized communities, particularly those of racial/ethnic and
sexual minorities. His involvement in the LGBT community extends
nationally, advocating for services devoted to HIV, mental health, and
This year's event
at WQED's Studios on Fifth begins at 6 p.m. with a VIP reception
featuring special guests and enhanced service and food provided by
Common Plea Catering. General admission begins at 7:30 p.m. and
features hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, music, and the Kerry Stoner award
presentation. Both VIP and general admission tickets will be available
for purchase at patf.org or by calling 412-345-0593.
Proceeds benefit Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, the
region's oldest and largest
AIDS service organization.
Task Force invites you to join us in style for the 3rd Annual Galaxy
Ball: VooDoo presented by True T Entertainment.
underground ball scene will come together on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at
the August Wilson Center to entertain the city in a
Voodoo themed event like no other.
In support of HIV prevention and MLK weekend we will continue the
legacy of the Galaxy ball, attracting participants from across the
United States and Canada coming to display their unique talents
in friendly intense competition for their share of $4,000 in prizes.
as Vogue, Runway, Fashion, Body, Beauty, among others will take you on
a galactic ride like you've never experienced before. Vogue is slowly
but surely becoming mainstream and on this night the participants will
give the audience a unique and exciting experience.
open at 8pm with a free Pre-Mixer until 9:30pm. Ballroom doors
Enjoy an unobstructed view with the best seats in the ballroom by
booking a VIP ticket today.
Center for African American Culture - 980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh,
in the News:
rules allow people with HIV to donate to others with disease
New rules for
sharing organs among people with HIV could add up to 500 names per
year to the national donor list, increasing access to organs for
people with and without the virus, according to a transplant surgeon
who has advocated for the expanded sharing.
circumstances keeping many from HIV/AIDS treatment
major insurer said recently it would offer life insurance to
HIV-positive people because of their rising life expectancies,
prompting cheers from AIDS activists. But on the very same day, the
nation's top disease control official described an America falling far
short in its fight against AIDS.
It might seem a
jarring disconnect - but it reflects very different realities dividing
the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with the human immunodeficiency
virus that causes AIDS.