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Helping people live with HIV, slowing the spread of the epidemic, and serving as a critical voice in the public debate surrounding AIDS in New Jersey
- December 30, 2016
Thank you for partnering with us in 2016!
With your help, these are the things we accomplished this year:
- provided medical care to 50 clients in Newark
- tested 5,500 individuals for HIV
- provided group mental health services to 200 individuals throughout our seven sites
- prevented homelessness for 50 clients
- traveled to Washington, D.C. with 10 clients to meet with New Jersey's entire Congressional delegation
- and so much more....
- July 3, 2014
As you may have seen around New York City or on TV commercials, there is a new HBO movie about HIV/AIDS called The Normal Heart. This movie was created by Larry Kramer and stars Mark Buffalo as writer/activist Ned Weeks. I first heard about the film through a commercial. I was then reminded about it when I went into the city to walk with Team Hyacinth at AIDS Walk New York, and again on a school trip; it seemed like there was an advertisement on every corner for The Normal Heart. The first thing that captured my attention was the title itself. In the context of HIV/AIDS it is a very powerful phrase. Read more
- May 23, 2014
Hi Everyone! Welcome to my 2nd blog for Hyacinth AIDS Foundation. This week’s theme was Leadership. Last Thursday, I attended an AIDS Walk Team Leader Workshop where Team Coordinators, Aliah and Ali talked about how to fundraise between now and the Walk on May 18th. They covered everything there was to know about getting people involved, raising money, and the importance of this Walk. Read more