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us reach our goal!
Most of us think
of food as work or a comforting pleasure. Food surrounds us to the
point that we often don't have to think about it at all. It is hard to
imagine that in this day and age, any family would have to make a
choice between buying groceries and paying a utility bill, but PATF
sees them five days a week. A steady line of families and individuals
living with HIV/AIDS come through our food pantry struggling with food
insecurity and proper nutrition.
always a good thing. Last year we distributed approximately 8,000 bags
of groceries to our clients. That is over 120,000 pounds of food,
30,000 pounds more than we distributed the year before, and the need
just keeps growing. To meet this need, we must grow too.
So we reach out
to you, our friends and supporters, to help us raise the $25,000
needed to complete our food pantry funding for the remainder of the
year. With your help, we can overcome the challenge of food
insecurity. With your help, we can replace the worry of proper
nutrition with the focus of staying in medical care which makes it
harder to spread the virus to
others. With your help, we can make a happier, healthier community by
making happier, healthier people.
donating to PATF. Your donation will help alleviate the struggle of
food insecurity for hundreds of local families and individuals who are
infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Click here to show your
PATF East End Community Health Fair is back for a 5th year!
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Pittsburgh AIDS Task
Force presents the 5th Annual East End Community Health Fair. Join us
Friday, June 26th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Penn Avenue
and South Whitfield Street in East Liberty as over 20 vendors present
their vision of a healthier, happier community.
This event is
free and open to the public and will feature free HIV and STD testing,
health screenings, games, music, free giveaways, and food! WAMO
100 will be broadcasting live, so come down and register to win
tickets to some of the hottest shows this summer.
This year's event
promises to be bigger, more fun and delicious, and full to the brim
with great health presentations and screenings! This is a family and
community event, so bring the kids and invite your friends!
Comments? Contact Karen Battle at 412-345-0585 or email email@example.com.
partners with the Consumer Health Coalition
out pictures from the #standOUTpgh picnic!
above to visit our website
campaign is an interactive, new media driven initiative to defeat LGBT
stigma and promote HIV/STD testing and prevention by celebrating and
promoting uniqueness and responsibility among young gay and bisexual
men of color and all transgender individuals. The campaign documents
and posts photographs, videos, and blog posts showing and telling
about all of the personal uniqueness and health responsibility in our
community via new and emerging social media. These digital expressions
are tagged with #standOUTpgh and gathered at www.standout.hiv.
Our #standOUTpicnic on Saturday, May 30, was an amazing day of fun,
food, and friends in celebration of our participants and supporters. Check
out photos from the picnic here!
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all of the fun!
in the News:
HIV Patients Before They Get Sick
A major international clinical trial has provided the
strongest evidence yet that people infected with HIV, the virus that
causes AIDS, should get treated as soon as possible, even if they are
feeling well, to ward off serious illness and fatal complications in
future years. The finding raises the powerful moral question of
whether global and national organizations can find the will - and the
resources - to protect millions of people from deaths and diseases
that could be prevented.
rest of story here
HIV Treatment Aims To Starve Out the Virus Instead of Actively Kill It
Trying to stop
the human immunodeficiency virus-HIV-has not been too successful until
recent history. But that does not mean that we are out of the woods
yet. Still, the new developments show great promise; and one, in
particular is incredibly innovative.