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The African-American Outreach Initiative

The African-American Outreach Initiative (AAOI) is coming up on its sixth year and continues to get better. Having been involved in the planning of this conference for the past five years and knowing firsthand about the tremendous amount of volunte...

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An International Exchange: From Africa to Georgia

On September 29, AIDS Survival Project hosted a delegation of visitors from three countries in Africa -- Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The group, all members of parliament in their respective governments, had come to the United States on a fact-...

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A History of the Women's HIV Empowerment Forum

By the time you read this, we will have held the 8th annual Women's HIV Empowerment Forum. I thought I'd like to take a look over the years and see how this retreat has evolved into what is today. Many thanks to Susan C., Cara E. and Eva H. for the...

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Coming Soon to Your Atlanta Neighborhood: The Care Access Team (CAT) Program

AIDS Survival Project has embarked upon a brand new initiative that you'll be hearing a lot about and I wanted to give you a "heads up!" so that you'll already be aware of a project that will be beneficial to agencies that serve Ryan White CARE Act...

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Reaching Out!: African-American Outreach Initiative 2004

The fifth annual African-American Outreach Initiative (AAOI) conference, held in Atlanta March 12-14, was undoubtedly the best one yet! Having outgrown the previous hotel venue, the conference was based in a new location at the Renaissance Hotel, n...

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Reaching Out to the Hispanic Community

One of the collaborative agencies with which AIDS Survival Project works closely is Positive Impact, Inc. Under the direction of Mr. Paul Plate, Executive Director, this organization has recently celebrated 10 years of offering services to the comm...

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The Lowdown on the "Down Low"

The "down low" phenomenon is nothing new. As far back as the 1950s, there have been documented instances of secret societies where men could socialize and engage in sexual relations with other men without jeopardizing their public lives. In the pas...

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AIDS Survival Project's Annual Women's Healing Retreat: Health, Healing and a Hot Lunch, Too

This year, AIDS Survival Project hosted its seventh annual Women's Healing Retreat. I have been attending these gatherings for several years and believe that it is one of the most gratifying events that our organization sponsors. Every year, I have...

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The Evolution of Community Outreach at Atlanta's AIDS Survival Project

This year, AIDS Survival Project is celebrating 15 years of successful Advocacy, Self-Empowerment and Partnership efforts. Perhaps the word "celebrating" might be an odd choice of words in light of the devastating effects of the AIDS crisis. But as...