Monthly Archives: February 2014

  • 25 years ago a “Gang of Four” (as they called themselves) got together to help their friends and neighbors who were struggling to make ends meet. In addition to the regular stresses of life, these particular friends and neighbors were also fighting HIV and AIDS. Back then, medicines and other necessities were a large financial […]

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  • One of the most valuable programs at ASA owes its success to its grassroots volunteers. Further proving that when Austinites come together, they can have an amazing impact on the lives of fellow members of their community. During roughly two decades of fighting HIV and AIDS in Austin, ASA has given hundreds of clients emergency financial assistance from the Paul Kirby Emergency […]

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  • On February 3rd, the City of Austin Health and Human Services Department released a report showing a 40% increase in HIV cases in Austin/Travis County.  Several media outlets ran stories about the increase and the possible reasons why there was a significant increase. As with any media interview, critical information sometimes gets left on the […]

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  • ♪ RED is in the air. Every sight and every sound. ♪ You are cordially invited: Viva REDMarch 1, 2014Shoal Crossing Events Center8:00 PM – 11:30 PM This year, Viva RED will be a spectacular event full of amazing entertainment, great food, delicious cocktails, fun games, and an amazing auction! And don’t forget that it’s […]

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  • Even under the best of conditions, legal issues can be confusing and intimidating. Add the complication of HIV, and legal problems can quickly become debilitating and life-altering. Last year, the Capital Area AIDS Legal Project (CAALP) helped 109 clients, including Food Bank volunteer and Viva RED committee member Kelly Alexander, who was being threatened with […]

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