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Expansion: Full Steam Ahead!
building then and now!
Task Force's expansion is in full swing! Our East Liberty offices are
being transformed so that PATF can offer our community expanded
pharmacy services, behavioral health and clinical care in addition to
our existing vital services. We are building a bridge to better
access to care for our clients and our community.
Our building was originally the Mansmann's Department Store that was
open from 1888 until 1978. PATF moved into the building in 2007,
relocating from Wilkinsburg.
expansion includes 6,700 square feet of renovation to the 14,000
square foot space, as well as 800 square feet of new food pantry space
and 2,500 square feet of new medical clinic space. PATF contracted
with SOTA Construction Services and Strada Architecture for the
project which is slated for completion by April of 2016. The finishing
touches of furniture and design are being handled by long-time PATF
friends Nachum Golan and Steve Hough.
The process has been challenging and humbling, but we are confident
that our transition will bring better service and better health to
those living with HIV/AIDS and better position us to fight the spread
of infection in our community.
of this would be possible without you and we thank you for your
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us build a bridge to better access to care on December 8!
Next Tuesday, December 8, the Pittsburgh Foundation will
match your donation of $25 or more, dollar for dollar. Make your
donation to Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force go twice as far!
Donations must be given through the PittsburghGives.org website
beginning at 8 AM on Tuesday, December 8
donation to qualify for the match.
and emergency assistance program helps house those living with
HIV/AIDS in our region and fights to keep them from homelessness. We
deeply care about the long-term health and wellness of each of our
clients and work every day to ensure them better and healthier lives.
AIDS Patients Living Longer Due To Advances In Treatment
(KDKA) - Much has changed in the treatment of HIV and AIDS in the
three decades since the epidemic began. A diagnosis is no longer a
That's creating a new challenge for the people on the front lines
treating the disease.With today's medications, people take fewer pills
and have fewer side effects. While it can still be a struggle, people
may find it easier to adhere to their prescriptions.
Now, having HIV
is more of a chronic disease and people live well into their golden
Free Pittsburgh Program Aims To End New Infections By 2020
City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and area health and services
organizations are collaborating on AIDS Free Pittsburgh, a
three-pronged public health initiative.
to normalize HIV testing," said Karen Hacker, director of
the Allegheny County Health Department. "We're going to make
improvements in standardizing our linkages to care for those that are
diagnosed, and we're going to improve access to a variety of prevention
or pre-exposure prophylaxis, a daily medication which prevents
infection among those who do not have HIV.