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  • .@GMHC serves 10,000 people annually who struggle with HIV, poverty, and homelessness.  Please help me support their work! (Insert your personal web page link here. Click here and enter your name to obtain the link to your personal fundraising web page.)
  • 1 in 5 people living with HIV is unaware of their status. Support @GMHC’s free & confidential testing. aidswalk.net/newyork
  • Since the epidemic began, more than 1.1 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with AIDS. Support prevention. aidswalk.net/newyork
  • Every 9½ minutes someone in the US is infected with HIV. Support @GMHC’s prevention and education services. aidswalk.net/newyork
  • About 56,300 Americans are newly infected with HIV each year. Support @GMHC’s prevention and education services. aidswalk.net/newyork
  • New York State accounts for 18% of all AIDS cases in the US. Sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork and support @GMHC’s prevention services.
  • Every donation brings us closer together as a community AND closer to ending AIDS. Thank you for sponsoring me at aidswalk.net/newyork

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 Post these status updates to motivate people to sponsor you for AIDS Walk New York. Enter “@” before GMHC to link to GMHC’s Facebook page as well.

  • People of color too often face disparities in the quality and availability f affordable healthcare. That means less HIV information, less testing, less treatment, and a greater opportunity for the virus to spread. As a result, there are higher rates of HIV infection in minority communities. In its mission to end AIDS, GMHC works to ensure that all HIV-positive people, regardless of race or ethnicity, have access to appropriate medical care, and that people at highest risk of infection are presented with honest, accurate, and culturally sensitive HIV prevention information. The funds you donate support GMHC programs that fight racism and promote health in minority communities.  Please help me support this incredible work by sponsoring me at aidswalk.net/newyork.
  • More than 18,000 people with AIDS die each year in the US. GMHC not only prolongs life with cutting-edge healthcare and treatment, they also enhance life with an array of massage and physical therapies (including, reiki, yoga, rolfing, and feldenkrais), as well as art, acting, and writing workshops. Help me support these life-saving services. Sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork
  • 47% of high school students have had sexual intercourse, and 7.4% of them reported first sexual intercourse before age 13. HIV/AIDS education needs to take place at correspondingly young ages, before young people engage in sexual behaviors that put them at risk for HIV infection.  GMHC provides aggressive HIV prevention messages and education targeted to youth at highest risk. Help me support GMHC and its services. Sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork.
  • CDC estimates that Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) make up just 2% of the U.S. population, but accounted for 61% of all new HIV infections in 2009. GMHC provides powerful services such as Outstanding Beautiful Brothers, offering counseling, community building, and educational groups to young gay, bisexual, questioning and other men who have sex with men of color, regardless of HIV status.  Please help me support such incredible programs. Sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork.
  • In 2009, white Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) continued to account for the largest number of new HIV infections of any group in the U.S. (11,400), followed closely by black MSM (10,800). GMHC provides prevention and educational services such as Healthy Relationships/CHOICES, a five-session, small-group intervention for men living with HIV/AIDS. Participants develop skills around disclosure and building self-esteem through role-playing, watching movie clips and interactive exercises. Please help me support such programs. Sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork.
  • AIDS does not discriminate.  While initially labeled “the gay man’s disease,” more than 80,000 Americans infected through heterosexual sex have died, including an estimated 4,434 in 2009. We can change this by supporting GMHC’s education, prevention, counseling, and legal services!  Sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork.  
  • At some point in their life, approximately 1 in 16 black men will be diagnosed with HIV infection.  GMHC provides services such as Many Men, Many Voices, a group-level intervention program geared towards gay and bisexual men of color. The goal of this program is to help the participants understand factors that influence behaviors and how they might lead to negative feelings and STI/HIV risk-taking behaviors. Please help me support such programs. Sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork.
  • At some point in their life, approximately 1 in 32 black women in the US will be diagnosed with HIV. To combat this statistic, GMHC provides programs such as Positive Prevention for Women, offering prevention education and support groups to increase women’s knowledge about HIV transmission and skills in negotiating safety.  After completing the six-week group, women can participate in an additional group called Sister Informing Sisters about Topics on AIDS (SISTA).  SISTA allows women to have more in depth discussions related to HIV prevention.  They also offer an arts and crafts Pillow Talk group designed to continue building a sister bond. Please help me support such incredible programs. Sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork.
  • GMHC believes that when people feel a sense of community, are empowered with pride, and armed with information, they’re able to model healthy behaviors, build relationships, and experience hope. GMHC’s program, New Wave Family Center, strengthens support networks for parents, grandparents, caretakers or guardians living with HIV and AIDS. They address the pressures of raising children and managing HIV. They also offer a 10-week Parenting Enhancement group, drop-in support group, and individual counseling sessions. Please help me support these vital programs. Sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork.
  • Since the epidemic began, injection drug use has directly and indirectly accounted for more than one-third (36%) of AIDS cases in the United States. GMHC provides prevention services such as Comprehensive Risk Counseling Services (CRCS), a program that offers counseling to those concerned about both substance use and sexual behaviors.  Individuals work with a counselor to come up with a plan to make life changes and reduce the risk of infection. Please help me support these and other programs. Sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork.
  • AIDS is not over. In fact, awareness is down as new infections are up — including among women, people of color, and men who have sex with men. The roots of the epidemic are wide and deep, from stigma and misinformation to the increasing cost of care. At GMHC, they believe we can end the epidemic by addressing the underlying causes, shifting cultural beliefs and promoting smart behaviors that empower a healthy life for all of us. Please help me support GMHC and their incredible work. Sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork.
  • GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, they understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all. Their mission: to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected. Please help me support this mission. Sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork
  • Please help me support GMHC and their incredible work in the fight against AIDS. Sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork. What your donations provide:

$25 = Two HIV tests plus one-on-one HIV counseling at GMHC
$50 = Groceries to feed a family for two weeks from GMHC’s Keith Haring Food Pantry Program
$100 = Wellness Programs and Health/Fitness classes, necessary for strengthening the immune system and increasing overall quality of life
$500 = 125 hot meals for GMHC’s HIV-positive clients

  • HIV is completely preventable, but only with education and honesty. Ignorance and prejudice prevent open discussion about behaviors that can lead to infection, and actions that could be taken to prevent it. GMHC provides a myriad of prevention programs based on an open dialogue.  Group therapy, individual counseling, and community-building services all work to combat this virus of intolerance and ignorance. Please sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork to support this work.
  • Your support enables GMHC to fiercely advocate for proper government funding necessary to battle this disease. You are fighting for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS. Please sponsor me at aidswalk.net/newyork.

 

 

 

 

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