From:                              Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force []

Sent:                               Thursday, November 06, 2014 1:02 PM

To:                                   Jason Herring

Subject:                          Focus on the positive!



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        Issue 43/
November 2014







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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.


By focusing 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




Experience 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.


You 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 community.


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.


Where:      The Wyndham Hotel in Oakland

When:        December 6, 2014

Time:         8 PM - 2 AM


For more information or sponsorship opportunities, call
412-345-0587 or 412-867-9586 or email


Tickets on sale now!






 (Pittsburgh)RED 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 for a list of events.





HIV in the News: 


Gay/Bisexual 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 here 


HIV Pandemic's Roots Traced Back to 1920s Kinshasa


LONDON (Reuters) - 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.



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