ASA Program'S ARCHIVE

  • When the Capital Area AIDS Legal Project (CAALP) was first founded by Kirk Rice, it presented a novel solution to an invisible problem. People living with and affected by HIV finally had a resource to turn to for legal advice, representation, and referrals. Over the years, AIDS Services of Austin built up a pool of […]

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  • If you think being tasked with scanning and organizing old newsletters doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, then you would be right. It isn’t. Recently, a box of ASA’s old newsletters turned up at our office, hidden in the back of the Helping Hands Food Bank. The box was weathered, sporting stains and rips […]

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  • After five years of offering help to people recently released from incarceration, Project Fresh Start has finally come to a close. Thanks to a grant from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), AIDS Services of Austin, in collaboration with META Inc, aimed to accomplish three goals with the implementation of Project […]

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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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  • For something as beautiful as the lotus flower, it’s surprising to discover the blossom’s modest beginnings in ponds and lakes around the world. The roots of a lotus flower extend deep below the still surface of the water, grounding it in soft, sticky mud. Surrounded by sludge, fish, and other wildlife, the pod frees itself, […]

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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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