From:                              Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force [jherring@patf.org]

Sent:                               Monday, March 09, 2015 1:03 PM

To:                                   Jason Herring

Subject:                          Are you ready?

 

 

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e-Perspectives

  

        Issue 47/
March 2015

            

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Jason, 

Welcome to
e-Perspectives, a monthly e-newsletter that highlights current and upcoming Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force events, accomplishments and programs, as well as national and international HIV/AIDS information. 


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PATF presents its signature fundraising event 

  

 

Co-chairs Barbara Richey Chait and Clare Meehan invite you to join us for the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force 29th Annual Benefit. This year's event features an enhanced VIP experience with Emmy-nominated Chef Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions with Chef Chris Cunningham at 6:00PM followed by Elite Show Band at 7:30PM and the presentation of PATF's signature Kerry Stoner Award to Stuart Fisk with Allegheny Health Network's Positive Health Clinic.

 

What:      Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
                29th Annual Benefit 

Where:   J. Verno Studios
                3030 Jane Street  

                Pittsburgh, PA 15203 

When:    Thursday, March 26th, 2015  

                    VIP begins at 6:00 PM 

                    General Admission begins at 7:30 PM

 

 

Proceeds benefit Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, the region's oldest and largest AIDS service organization.

Purchase Tickets Now

 

 

 

PATF gets an upgrade!
 


Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force's website has been optimized for mobile. The upgraded website will detect what kind of device is accessing the page and appropriately adjust the viewing and interacting experience for the visitor.

Well over half of visits to patf.org are done with smart phones and tablets, making this a much needed improvement. This improvement will make it easier for the community to access vital information about HIV prevention, testing, and services from any device!

Reading this from your phone or tablet? Take a look for yourself at www.patf.org.

 

 

 



 

 

HIV in the News: 

 

Study of potential HIV 'cure' wins FDA nod

 

 

Researchers received the go-ahead from federal regulators to test a gene-editing technique in humans that could jam a doorknob used by the AIDS virus and produce a "functional cure" for the disease.

   

Read rest of story here 

 

 

 

Happy 30th birthday to the first HIV blood test, and the countless lives it has saved

 

Thirty years ago, on March 2, 1985, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new HIV test. It was the result of nine months of round-the-clock labor by dozens of scientists. Immediately adopted by the American Red Cross and other institutions, the blood test marked the beginning of a new era in HIV medicine.

  

 

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