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Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc., launches the “Testing Makes Us Stronger” Mobile Health Screening Unit

 

 

Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc., cordially invites you to the ‘Testing Makes Us Stronger' HIV Awareness Day on Friday, February 28, 2014 (4pm - 7pm), which will take place at the Us Helping Us D.E.N.I.M. Center, 6925 Blair Road NW, Washington DC  20012.   In a collaborative community effort to increase HIV testing and awareness, Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc. (UHU) has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Testing Makes Us Stronger Campaign to provide free HIV testing and launch the new “Testing Makes Us Stronger” themed mobile health screening unit.

Read more: Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc., launches the “Testing Makes Us Stronger” Mobile Health Screening Unit
 

 

Us Helping Us commemorates 25th anniversary with "A Passion for Living", on Monday October 14th

 

Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc., will host its 25th Anniversary Awards Celebration, A Passion for Living on Monday, October 14th from 6 - 9 pm. Returning to Arena Stage for the third consecutive year, this year's event features a special performance by Jennifer Holliday.

A Passion for Living, a fundraising event for UHU that began as a celebration of life during a time when many men and women were dying from AIDS, is also a night when UHU presents awards to individuals and organizations for outstanding community service. This year's event holds special significance for Us Helping Us, which commemorates its 25th anniversary this year.

Us Helping Us was incorporated in 1988 as a support group for HIV-positive black gay men.  Today it is one of the largest black AIDS organizations in the Washington metropolitan area providing: HIV testing; STD screening; mental health services; case management; and treatment adherence to everyone, including heterosexual men and women, transgender individuals, and youth.

Tickets are $150 and are available online at the Arena Stage website or by calling 202 488-3300. For more information, call our office at (202) 446-1100 and to all of our friends, please consider making a donation.  Your continued support will allow Us Helping Us to continue the fight against HIV in the Washington metropolitan area, and empower the lives of black gay and same-gender-loving men.


 

   

Us Helping Us commemorates 25th anniversary

Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc., announced a series of events to commemorate its 25th anniversary including: a presentation of the stage play, “Love In A Day”; the debut of a radio commercial targeting black gay men in Prince George’s County; the release of viral videos about HIV prevention research produced by members of DENIM, its young men’s program; and a gala fundraiser on October 14th.

“Did I also mention our Backyard Barbecue on Saturday, May 25th, and our Memorial Day picnic in Fort DuPont Park on Monday, May 27th,” laughs Ernest Walker, the Director of Programs.  “The barbecue will be something new and we will be in the park again this year offering HIV testing, music and entertainment.”

Us Helping Us was incorporated in 1988 as a support group for HIV-positive black gay men.  Today it is one of the largest black AIDS organizations in the Washington metropolitan area providing: HIV testing; STD screening; mental health services; case management; and treatment adherence to everyone, including heterosexual men and women, transgender individuals, and youth.

Read more: Us Helping Us commemorates 25th anniversary
   

Us Helping Us receives grant to provide HIV testing for couples

 

UHU has received a grant from the District to develop and implement HIV counseling and testing services to couples, including heterosexual and same sex couples. A DC survey of heterosexuals found that in many stable committed relationships, condom usage was low. However, about half of those persons in those relationships did not know their partner‘s HIV status. Within a relationship perceived as “safe” due to its intimacy and commitment level, the combination of not using condoms and not knowing your partner‘s status may lead to HIV infection.

Read more: Us Helping Us receives grant to provide HIV testing for couples
   

Us Helping Us purchases a mobile unit

 

Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc. (UHU) purchased a cargo van and customized it into a mobile unit for HIV testing and STD screenings.  The cargo van, a 2012 Sprinter 3500, was customized to have two separate compartments.  UHU will use the mobile unit to provide HIV testing in remote areas of the Washington, DC, and suburban Maryland.

“It has taken Us Helping Us two years to raise the initial money necessary to purchase and customize the van,” says Ron Simmons, the President/CEO of Us Helping Us. “We are grateful to all of our supporters who gave donations to make this day possible.”

Read more: Us Helping Us purchases a mobile unit

   

View photos from A Passion For Living

 

 

We are honored to share photos with you from this year's annual reception, "A Passion For Living" which took place at Arena Stage on Saturday October 13th. With 196 people in attendance, this year's event  which is held to raise crucial funds for Us Helping Us' prevention programs and services, also honored specific individuals and businesses for their commitment to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The 2012 Honorees were:

Founders Award – Dr. Mayer, Dr. Koblin, Dr. Wheeler and the HPTN 061 Study Team

Thurlow Tibbs Award –  ABilly S. Jones-Hennin and Sheila Alexander-Reid

Chairman’s Award – K&L Gates

Volunteer’s Award – Ronald Morgan

 

Read more: View photos from A Passion For Living
   

Us Helping Us commemorates 25th anniversary with "A Passion for Living", on Monday October 14th

Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc., will host its 25th Anniversary Awards Celebration, A Passion for Living on Monday, October 14th from 6 - 9 pm. Returning to Arena Stage for the third consecutive year, this year's event features a special performance by Jennifer Holliday.

A Passion for Living, a fundraising event for UHU that began as a celebration of life during a time when many men and women were dying from AIDS, is also a night when UHU presents awards to individuals and organizations for outstanding community service. This year's event holds special significance for Us Helping Us, which commemorates its 25th anniversary this year.

Read more: Us Helping Us commemorates 25th anniversary with "A Passion for Living", on Monday October 14th
   

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