Point Breeze: HIV Positive Community Anticipates Effects Of The Election

Point Breeze: HIV Positive Community Anticipates Effects Of The Election

Mildred Lewis has been living with HIV for 19 years. She’s spent 17 of them in Point Breeze, and for 16 years she has been drug-free. Today, Lewis is Philadelphia FIGHT’s lead HIV tester and counselor in the Point Breeze area, using her personal experience and trusted presence in the neighborhood to serve an at-risk […]

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Center City: ActionAIDS Sees Work as Helping to Create An AIDS-Free Generation

Center City: ActionAIDS Sees Work as Helping to Create An AIDS-Free Generation

ActionAIDS is a Philadelphia-based organization that focuses on creating an AIDS-free generation through a variety of proven strategies. Located at 1216 Arch St., the organization seeks to sustain and improve the quality of life for those people living with HIV and AIDS. Since September 1986, ActionAIDS has helped people living with HIV and AIDS in […]

 

Kensington: Organization Hands Out Free Needles for Heroin, Decreases HIV

Kensington: Organization Hands Out Free Needles for Heroin, Decreases HIV

Syringe Exchange Lowers HIV Rate, Lacks Government Funding Philadelphia isn’t only known as the City of Brotherly Love, it’s also known for its substantial spread of HIV/AIDS and drug use. In 1991, Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) was founded as an underground syringe exchange organization to combat the sweep and has since become a multi-service hub […]

 By Tim Brennan and Kaitlyn Dougherty

Fairhill: Helping People Live with AIDS

Fairhill: Helping People Live with AIDS

In 1986, the early days of the AIDS pandemic, a group of dedicated volunteers came together with the idea of helping those with HIV or AIDS. That idea evolved into a mission “that no one should face AIDS alone.” From there, ActionAIDS was born. Based out of Philadelphia, ActionAIDS has grown tremendously since then from […]

 By Lauren Hertzler and Nicholas Centore

Soweto: Cutting Hair for a Cause

Soweto: Cutting Hair for a Cause

Maponya Mall is the largest mall in Soweto, home to designer grocery and clothing stores, speciality stores, financial services and, of course, beauty and hair salons, many of which participate in the Hairdressers of the World Against AIDS campaign. L’Oreal recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Hairdressers Against AIDS program in South Africa. Originally […]

 Tracy Galloway

Center City: Philadelphia FIGHT Provides Internet Services to HIV/AIDS Community

Center City: Philadelphia FIGHT Provides Internet Services to HIV/AIDS Community

Allison Wolf always had a corporate job. Until 10 years ago, when she came to work for Philadelphia FIGHT’s Critical Path Project. “I was lucky enough to be offered the job here at Philadelphia FIGHT because I felt like I wanted to give back to my community,” she said. The Critical Path Project is one […]