TODAY is the last day to donate to Caring Communities through Raise the Region 2018! Click here to support us!

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Click here to make a donation to Caring Communities through Raise the Region! What is Raise the Region®? “Raise the Region® is a unique, online giving event that provides an opportunity for people who care about their community to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in 30-hours - starting at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 and ending at midnight on Thursday, March 15, 2018. All gifts will be processed through the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships have committed $150,000 to be applied to each donation as stretching funds to help leverage credit card donations received via www.raisetheregion.org during this event.  Monetary prizes will also be awarded to nonprofit organizations throughout the event.”
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March 10th was National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

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March 10th was National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! From womenshealth.gov: “National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, national and community organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS. This year marks the 12th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Today, about one in four people living with HIV in the United States is female. Only about half of women living with HIV are getting care, and only four in 10 of them have the virus under control. Women face unique HIV risks and challenges that can prevent them from getting needed care and treatment.…
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March 4th – March 11th is the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS

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Please click the post link to view the image and full post! March 4th – March 11th is the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS From this website for the holiday: “The purpose of the 2018 National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS is to bring national attention to the AIDS epidemic in the United States and the extraordinary role faith communities can and are playing in AIDS prevention, education, service and advocacy. The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS will promote the continuous national mobilization and education of faith communities to take an even greater role in the implementation of AIDS education and services within their local communities and across the nation. Program Goal & Objectives The goal of the campaign is to strengthen the capacity of…
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February 7th was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

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Please click the post link to see the image and full post! From this website for the holiday: "February 7, 2018 marks the 18th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora.  NBHAAD was founded in 1999 as a national response to the growing HIV and AIDS epidemic in African American communities. The NBHAAD initiative leverages a national platform to educate, bring awareness, and mobilize the African American community. NBHAAD has four key focus areas which encourage people to: Get Educated about HIV and AIDS; Get Involved in community prevention efforts; Get Tested to know their status; and Get Treated to receive the continuum of care needed to live with HIV/AIDS. The governing body of…
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Early Detection: Rapid HIV Testing

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Early Detection: Rapid HIV Testing Caring Communities offers FREE and CONFIDENTIAL rapid HIV testing! In just 20 minutes, you can know your HIV status. The tests we use have "a proven clinical accuracy of 99.9%." The test can be conducted with a simple finger prick. It is a 4th generation test, so it "can detect HIV earlier than 2nd and 3rd generation antibody-only tests." According to Aidsvu.org, “the number of Pennsylvania residents living with HIV was 33,593 in 2014. In the following year, 2015, there was a total of 1,170 new HIV diagnoses.” HIV can be transmitted through four main bodily fluids: blood, semen (including pre-cum), vaginal fluids, and breast milk. It can be passed from one person to another through these infected fluids. People can have HIV for many years…
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