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30th Annual Benefit tickets now on sale!
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Please join us
as 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
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 7:30 p.m.
We will be auctioning off wonderful prizes such as tickets to see
Adele live at Madison Square Gardens, an Ultimate Broadway Meet and
Greet, fabulous vacation packages, and gift baskets from some of your
favorite local vendors! It's a fun way to support PATF!
As a part of
this event, we 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.
We are so grateful to our top
sponsors and would like to thank Giant Eagle, Inc, Allegheny Health
Network, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, BNY Mellon, MARC USA, CCN
Pharmacy, Highmark, Giant Eagle Foundation, Pittsburgh Magazine, and
Buehler, Development Associate, with any questions or to purchase
tickets at email@example.com or at 412-345-0593.
offers FREE Hepatitis C testing 6 days a week!
a first, liver and kidney from HIV-infected donor are transplanted
into HIV-positive patients
In a first that
gives HIV-positive patients yet another chance for long lives,
surgeons at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center have transplanted
a kidney and a liver from a deceased donor who was positive for HIV
into two HIV-positive recipients.
The groundbreaking transplant surgeries using organs from an
HIV-positive donor ends a 25-year stretch during which the organs of
HIV-positive people willing to donate them were rejected for use in
transplants. The experimental procedure follows the 2013 enactment of
the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which repealed the ban on
using such organs for transplantation.
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.