Thursday, October 17, is National Latinao AIDS Awareness Day!
Activities all day at the Center on Halsted!
aChurch4Me MCC will have a booth at the event!
Speakers begin at 3 pm and events go well into the evening.
Volunteer today to help us share the message of MCC and living with HIV/AIDS as a person of faith. The resource fair is from 5-7.
If you want to help with the table by being present to pass out flyers about MCC, speak with Christian Castro or send an email email@example.com.
To register to participate in the events click on this link: community.centeronhalsted.org/nlaad
“Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation!”
On Saturday December 1, join aChurch4Me MCC at the
Center on Halsted World AIDS Day expo to end the epidemic at World AIDS Day 2012. Workshops, speakers, food, art and a resource fair.
Keynote speaker: Patrik-Ian Polk, filmmaker & creator of the tv series,”Noah’s Arc.”
This event if free & open to the public. RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allan McClendon has chosen to take the lead of the HIV/AIDS Prevention ministry. Hear his thoughts for the year of 2012 for aChurch4Me? MCC and the HIV/Aids Prevention communities.
Over the months of 2011 We successfully marched (and I drove the car!) in this year’s pride parade, made appearances at various community events such as the Transgender Day of remembrance as well as Lakeview Action Coalition events. We also partnered with Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) and had a wonderful World Aids Day Memorial service on Dec 1, 2011.
We look forward to the New Year with hope. We’ll continue to raise the conciousness of others and allow God’s healing spirit to work through us to improve the lives of others impacted by HIV/AIDS. —Allan McClendon
As a matter of love and justice we acknowledge that many infections occur as a result of societal injustices particularly among woman and children due to poverty, lack of access to information, social stigma, among others. Each of us can have a healthy and sacred sexual life in a world with HIV and AIDS.
Prevention: Get Tested!
When was the last time you were tested?
In a 2008 study 50 percent of the men who tested positive did ot know that they had HIV. (Primary message of our ministry. The accurate statistics on the percentage of people that are untested shouold be started. Locations and web sites for testing should be listed)
Limit the number of sexual partners
You should always know the HIV Status of your sexual partners.
Condoms should be used 100 percent of the time
Always use an approved condom!
Abstention is the only 100 percent sure way of not contracting the HIV Virus or STD’s
Find Community LIVING with HIV and AIDS, working to end this disease with prevention through education and support.