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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Let's focus on the positive: happier, healthier people
make happier, healthier communities.
Each year, PATF conducts
more than 2,000
free and anonymous HIV tests, linking newly diagnosed
individuals to the care and essential services needed to stay healthy,
happy, and less likely to transmit the virus to others.
on finding new infections, re-engaging those infected who have
been lost to care, and helping our nearly 700 clients
get the care they need, PATF is helping bring down the rate of
new infections in our community.
By finding and supporting those infected with HIV, we
are preventing new infections and
we can't continue
this without your support.
Show your support by donating
today and help us
Focus on the Positive
the Galaxy Ball!
In honor of World
AIDS Day, PATF and True T Entertainment bring you the Second
Annual Honors Ball, Galaxy II. Last year, the event drew
about 250 people along with participants from as far
away as DC competing for awards, accolades, and prizes.
do not want to miss this event. If you've never experienced a vogue
house ball event, they are a feast for the senses. Proceeds from this
event benefit the minority populations that make up the house ball
Come out and
experience the galactic energy of music, fashion, and dance as
performers compete for their share of $3,000 in prize money. This
event will be a sensory feast on a cosmic scale.
The Wyndham Hotel in Oakland
December 6, 2014
PM - 2 AM
For more information or sponsorship
412-345-0587 or 412-867-9586 or email email@example.com.
Tickets on sale now!
is a consortium of regional HIV/AIDS corporations and organizations
coming together to raise awareness surrounding the disease and
its effects on our region.
This is the 6th year that (Pittsburgh)RED
has organized World AIDS Day events. Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force is
proud to be a part of this initiative and encourages everyone to wear
red or a red ribbon the week of December 1, 2014 to show support.
HIV/AIDS is still an epidemic and we are still fighting.
Come out to World AIDS Day events and show your support:
Check out Pittsburghred.org
for a list of events.
in the News:
Men Uninformed About HIV Testing, Treatment
Less than 46% of
gay and bisexual men are aware that people with HIV should begin
antiretroviral treatment as soon as they are diagnosed, according to a
survey by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. In addition, just 25%
of the respondents knew the therapy worked as a preventive measure,
thwarting the spread of HIV infection to sexual partners.
Read rest of story
Pandemic's Roots Traced Back to 1920s Kinshasa
- Bustling transport networks, migrant labor and changes to the sex
trade in early 20th-century Congo created a "perfect storm"
that gave rise to an HIV pandemic that has now infected 75 million
people worldwide, researchers said on Thursday.