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The Garden of Casa Nueva Vida

    With the Labor Day weekend – signaling the close of another summer season – upon us, we thought there would be no better way to celebrate the changing…

What’s Love Got to Do with It? – Pennsylvania’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling and HIV Prevention

Editor’s Note: We couldn’t think of better photo to accompany this posting on the subject of same-sex marriage than that of ourExecutive Director, Kevin Burns (on left in photo below),…

Social Media: An Opportunity for HIV Prevention

Editor’s Note: Today our guest blogger, Lisa Bevilacqua, summarizes recent research about social media and HIV prevention, an area of special interest for our ActionAIDS HIV prevention efforts.  Lisa is…

Prison to Community Re-Entry – With the Addition of Health Care Coverage

Editor’s Note: Today our guest blogger, Maureen Barden, Soros Justice Fellow at the Pennsylvania Health Law Project, shares information about an important expansion of access to health care for persons…

29 Years … and Counting – ActionAIDS Buddy Services

The Buddy Program at ActionAIDS is a 29-year-old volunteer program that matches a volunteer Buddy, who has sensitivity to HIV/AIDS issues, with an individual who has been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS,…

The Face of HIV in Cameroon

Editor’s Note: Today we share a story (and photos) fromRaphiatou (“Raphia”) Noumbissi, MSW, a Medical Case Management Coordinator in our West Philadelphia ActionAIDS office, where she works primarily with French-speaking…

Watching the ActionAIDS Bottom Line – Financial Success in a Time of Uncertainty

For a mission-driven organization like ActionAIDS, a strong financial base is essential. Given the currently volatile political environment, nonprofit social services organizations like ActionAIDS can face unreliable funding levels because…

Philadelphia: 20 Years Later

  This year marks 20 years since the release of the ground-breaking movie, Philadelphia,one of the first Hollywood films to explicitly address HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia. Even after 20 years,…

Introducing Another Milestone for ActionAIDS

Today marks a milestone in the history of ActionAIDS – we’re launching our first blog, and you’re reading our first post.  Perhaps this is one of our smaller milestones, but…