National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day is June 27th. We will be providing FREE HIV testing at Walgreens in Henderson on June 27, 28, 29, 3pm-7pm. It is quick and easy! Everyone should be tested at least once in their life. Know your status!

R U POSITIVE U R NEGATIVE?

 

                                   

Runway Red 2016

The 10th annual Runway Red Fashion Show and Luncheon is set for March 25th, 2017. Come enjoy the latest in fashions from local boutiques, shopping from local vendors, a great silent auction, and a catered lunch. Tickets are $25 or a table of 6 for $150. Seating is limited so call to reserve your seat today!

World AIDS Day 2016

World AIDS Day is right around the corner. We have various events planned:

Thursday, December 1st (World AIDS Day) we will be showing “Compulsive Practice” at the Henderson County Public Library. This is a hour long curated video built from clips of nine artists and activists who live with their cameras and have been deeply impacted by HIV/AIDS. All are welcome to attend, but we do recommend those 16 and younger be accompanied by an adult due to some language.

World AIDS Day Church Services:

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church-5 S. Green Street, Henderson-Sunday December 4th at 10am.

Trinity Episcopal Church-720 Ford Ave, Owensboro-Sunday December 4th at 10am.

CDC Opens Consultation Hotline for HIV Prevention Pill

CDC Opens Consultation Hotline for HIV Prevention Pill

October 4, 2014

 

The CDC has launched a national consultation service for clinicians prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis, according to a press release.

The Clinician Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline or PrEPline, is a toll-free resource for information about the daily HIV prevention pill. Pre-expsure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been shown to significantly reduce the risk for HIV infection among adult men and women at substantial risk for HIV infection through sex or injected drug use, according to the release.

PrEPline is aimed toward physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants providing primary care to uninfected patients with high risk. The phone service is staffed by experienced clinicians and offers written and online checklists, guidelines and other informational materials.

“PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool that has the potential to alter the course of the US epidemic if its use is increased among patients who are at substantial risk for HIV infection,” Dawn Smith, MD, MPH, of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the CDC, said in a statement, “By offering free, expert advice based on the new federal guidelines to clinicians, including those who may not have experience prescribing antiretroviral medications, PrEPline will ensure clinicians across the county have timely access to the information they need to get PrEP into the hands of their patients.”

The service is funded by the CDC and will be implemented in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s national Clinical Consultation Center at University of California, San Francisco.

PrEPline is open to calls from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, and can be reached at 855-448-7737.

For more information:

Visit the national Clinician Consultation Center website at http://nccc.ucsf.edu.

Runway Red Fashion Show and Luncheon

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Matthew 25 AIDS Services, Inc. plans to pack the Community Baptist Church auditorium on Saturday March 19th, when the nonprofit organization stages its ninth annual charity fashion show and lunch, Runway Red.

 

Runway Red attendees will enjoy a catered lunch, door prizes, a silent auction and the opportunity to view current fashions from Tri-State boutiques. Vendor tables featuring a variety of products from independent sales representatives will be set up to allow attendees to view and purchase items.

 

All proceeds from the event will go to Matthew 25 AIDS Services, a local specialty medical clinic that supports, educates and treats those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

 

“Runway Red is a great opportunity to spend the afternoon having lunch with friends while viewing the latest spring fashions,” states the clinic’s Director of Community Services, Sally Welch. “We plan this event around National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day which is March 10. Our hope is to enlighten the community about the increased risks of contracting HIV for women and girls. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 people living with HIV infection in the United States are women.”

 

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for vendor shopping, with fashion show beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Admission is $25 per person and tables of six (6) may be reserved for $150.  Tickets can be purchased by contacting Matthew 25’s Director of Community Services, Sally Welch or Administrative Support Specialist, Nicole Lowe, at 270-826-0200, swelch@matthew25clinic.org or nlowe@matthew25clinic.org.

Yuletide Delivery Program

Each year we deliver and average of 150 meals to people in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky areas Many of these households are not just facing issues living with HIV/AIDS but are also living in poverty. A donation of $40 is all it will cost to ensure that one family will receive a complete Christmas meal. All meals will be delivered before Christmas. Help make someone’s holiday special with your donation. Help treat HIV with holiday cheer and donate to Matthew 25’s Yuletide Delivery program.

 

You may send donations to Matthew 25-452 Old Corydon Rd Henderson, KY 42420 or online at matthew25clinic.org

World AIDS Day

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Today is World AIDS Day. It is a day to reflect on those we have lost, and those continuing to live with HIV/AIDS. 1 million people in the United States are living with HIV/AIDS and out of those 1 in 8 do not know they have the virus.