Author Archives Kanaka Sathasivan

  • Thank you to everyone that attended Toros y Tapas, The Octopus Club’s summer fundraiser celebrating Spain’s Running of the Bulls. Thanks to the generous efforts of attendees and donors, the second-annual event raised $7,100 for the emergency fund at AIDS Services of Austin! “We’re so proud to have put on another successful Toros y Tapas […]

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  •    Two weeks ago, we were lucky to have a group of Americorps volunteers from Keep Austin Housed on site to help with making condom packets. Our new Volunteer Manager, Megan Satterfield, went to extra lengths to make sure they felt welcome (and had lots of sandwiches and snacks to tide them over). “We were […]

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  • In the fall of 2013, Octopus Club’s founder Lew Aldridge shared an email from a recently-diagnosed HIV-positive man with his staff. The letter painted a dire picture. The man, only 21 years of age, was drowning in unpaid bills. His financial situation reached such an extent that the man was forced to decide between paying […]

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  • On May 18, the Jack Sansing Dental Clinic (JSDC) started operations at its new location, opening the doors to a healthier tomorrow for Central Texans who rely on its services. For Susan Campion, Chief Programs Officer at AIDS Services of Austin, the new space was a long time in the making. “It has been my […]

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  • The 16th Annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service was held May 17, 2015. Organized each year by Eric Crabtree, the service was hosted at St. David’s Episcopal Church. “Some 134 attendees in-person filed through the doors with another 500 attending from their homes through the AIDS Candlelight Home Kits that were distributed around Central Texas,” Eric […]

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  • ­It doesn’t make headlines, but more woman than ever—over 1,250 in our community—are living with HIV. Often these women are caregivers, sometimes single mothers, or even grandmothers caring for their grand-kids. Living with HIV can be an isolating experience, often compounded with other issues like stigma. Fortunately, AIDS Services of Austin works daily to reach […]

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