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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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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 finding new
infections and re-engaging those infected who have been lost to care,
PATF is helping bring down the rates of new infections. 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
FIND IT, TREAT IT, BEAT IT.
AIDS Task Force 28th Annual Benefit is around the corner!
Chairs David Bush and Tim McVay invite you to join them
at the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force 28th Annual Benefit on Thursday,
March 27 at the Twentieth Century Club.
The featured entertainer this year is Johnny Rodgers, who will dazzle
guests with a cabaret-style performance of classics and new favorites.
Don't miss this night of excitement as the historic Twentieth Century
Club is transported back to the jazz age.
VIP guests will enjoy an intimate pre-performance reception with heavy
hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and a special performance and meet and
greet with Johnny Rodgers.
General admission guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails,
deserts, a performance by Johnny Rodgers, and a night of mingling with
old and new friends of PATF.
This year, we are honored to present PATF's signature award, the Kerry
Stoner Award, to Giant Eagle, Inc. Giant Eagle has been a long-time
supporter of PATF's Annual Benefit and food pantry program,
providing nutritious food and toiletries for our clients and their
Purchase tickets now!
Fresh Look at the PATF Housing Program
to R) Nicole Baer, Senior Housing Medical Case Manager, Cydney
Daniel, Director of Housing and Client Services, and Matt Ometz, Pro
Bono Legal Network Coordinator
We all know that
some days can be a struggle. Life is a constant source of challenge
and we meet it head on day after day. Being sick can make these
challenges larger and more imposing. Being homeless or facing eviction
can make these challenges insurmountable.
It is nearly
impossible to take care of yourself when you don't have a secure and
stable home to call your own each night. Studies have shown that a
stable living environment means lower HIV risk and higher adherence to
treatment among those living with HIV/AIDS. HIV positive individuals
in treatment are less likely to spread the virus to others, and also
experience a much higher quality of life.
AIDS Task Force, we recognize that clients not only manage HIV, but a
host of other issues that can make their lives difficult and make it
difficult to stay in treatment. Those facing homelessness need a safe
and affordable place to live first in order to control their viral
load to become less likely to spread the disease. PATF provides the
only HUD-funded, HIV/AIDS-specific housing programs in the region.
Pathways is a
transitional housing program to help single adults find permanent
housing within 24 months. Choice I, Choice II, and Choice III are
permanent housing solutions that we offer individuals and families
throughout Allegheny County. Our housing programs include a variety of
case management services and referrals for primary medical care,
nursing care, drug/alcohol and mental health treatment, nutrition
counseling, and money management education.
Housing is one of
the most basic and important of needs, improves the quality of life
for people living with HIV/AIDS, and helps to prevent the spread of
If you know an
HIV-positive individual in need of services, please contact Cydney
Daniel, Director of Client Services at 412-345-0574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
in the News:
ID Docs Back Preexposure HIV
Prophylaxis, Yet Few Provide It
Nearly 75% of
infectious disease specialists across the United States and Canada
support the use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV, but
fewer than 1 in 10 have actually provided that service, according to
results from a newly published survey.
Findings of the
survey appear in an article published online December 6, 2013, in
Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Read rest of story here
HIV-related Kaposi's Treated Successfully Without Chemo
treatment greatly reduces the need for chemotherapy in patients with
early-stage HIV-related Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), leading to high overall
survival rates in patients with early and advanced disease. These
findings, from a study conducted in the United Kingdom, were published
online on December 30 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.