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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PATF East End Community Health Fair is back for a 4th year!
Network and the Positive Health Clinic presents the Pittsburgh AIDS
Task Force 4th Annual East End Community Health Fair. Join us Friday,
June 27th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of Penn Avenue and
South Whitfield Street in East Liberty as over twenty 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 a food truck
round up! 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 Vianca Masucci at 412-345-0581 or email email@example.com.
Join this event
Partners with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh in outreach
partnered with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh in an effort to
expand targeted HIV testing and education outreach.
partnership will see PATF reaching over 30,000 people in the region's
black community with HIV prevention messages and free HIV testing
We are proud of
this new opportunity to reach more people in our community. Stay tuned
for upcoming events!
information contact Karen Battle 412-0585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
launches new supplemental food program for senior clients.
PATF has begun a
new program called the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), a
federally funded nutrition program for senior citizens which provides
a monthly box of nutritious USDA foods. Also known as the Senior Box
Program, CSFP works to improve the health of people at least 60 years
of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious foods.
will receive this monthly box in addition to their monthly pantry
visit. This program will help ensure consistent nutrition for our
senior clients year round.
information, call our Food Pantry Coordinator at 412-345-0598 or
in the News:
Updates HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Guidelines
providers should consider advising the use of oral antiretroviral
therapy for HIV-uninfected patients who are at high risk for HIV
infection, say clinical guidelines released today by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
When taken daily
as directed, preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can reduce the risk for
HIV infection by more than 90%, according to the CDC. However,
inconsistent use results in much lower levels of protection.
Read rest of story here
children more likely to develop drug resistance
following almost 450 children enrolled in the Pediatric HIV/AIDS
Cohort Study, one of the largest studies of HIV-positive children in
the United States, found that 74 percent had developed resistance to
at least one form of drug treatment and 30 percent were resistant to at
least two classes of HIV treatment drugs. In comparison, nearly 36
percent of adults with HIV have resistance to one form of drug
treatment and only 12 percent have resistance to at least two classes.