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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Task Force's expansion continues!
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
The 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.Take a
peak at how far we've come!
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. The expansion is expected to be
completed by mid summer.
of this would be possible without you and we thank you for your
Together, we are building a bridge to better access to care for those
living with HIV/AIDS in our region!
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30th Annual Benefit tickets now on sale!
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We are pleased
to announce that we will celebrate PATF's 30th Annual Benefit at WQED's Studios on
Fifth on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Co-Chairs Deborah
Acklin and Romi Conaboy would like to invite you to be part of this
very special evening.
The 30th Annual Benefit is a festive and fun evening that
will feature the extraordinarily talented national DJ Jeffrey Sfire,
exquisite food and beverages from Common Plea Catering, as well as a
night of mingling with our magnificent Pittsburgh community supporters.
The VIP reception begins at 6 p.m. and general admission will begin at
As a part of
this event, PATF will present the Kerry Stoner Award -- named after
PATF's founder -- in recognition of extraordinary service to the
community related to HIV care and prevention. This year, we are proud
to present this award to Dr. Anthony Silvestre in honor of his
long-time outstanding support of PATF and people living with and
affected by HIV/AIDS in our community.
The Annual Benefit is our signature fundraising event and we hope you
will join us in supporting those living with HIV/AIDS and helping
prevent the spread of infection.
Buehler, Development Associate, with any questions or to purchase
tickets at email@example.com or at 412-345-0593.
Gut Microbiota Impacts HIV Disease
HIV is a disease
of the gut, a concept that's easy to lose sight of with all the
attention paid to sexual transmission and blood measurements of the
virus and the CD4+ T cells it infects and kills. But the bottom line
is that about two thirds of all T cells reside in the lymphoid tissue
of the gut, where the virus spreads after exposure, even before it
shows up in blood.
and Love With HIV: One Man's Story of Dating With the Deadly Disease
Johnson was just 17 when he received the devastating diagnosis.
took me a really long time to process," Johnson, a Washington,
D.C., native, told ABC News. "I thought I was going to be alone
for the rest of my life."
a black and gay man, Johnson is all too familiar with the latest statistics
-- and the many perceptions people have about the illness.
everyone's cup of tea. Not everyone can handle my cup of tea. There's
some people that are more open and accepting about it. There are also
some people who are ignorant and, you know, just want to stay within
their safe zone," Johnson said.