Client'S ARCHIVE

  • This story was first published in the Spring 2008 Rising Times Newsletter, a publication of the Women Rising Project. On March 10, 2008, the 3rd annual observance of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Women Rising Project recognized the Project’s co-founder, Mary Frances Moreno. Acknowledging her inspiration and leadership on strengthening HIV+ women […]

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  • One of the greatest things about ASA is that we never turn away someone looking for help, positive or not. Our services are not just focused on people living with HIV, but are for everyone affected by HIV in their lives. We recently had a man call us after receiving some scary news from a […]

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  • Here are ASA, we work with people from all walks of life and a variety of cultures. In some cases, they may be rejected by their communities for coming out as gay or HIV-positive. And in other cases, they may feel they have to stay strong and not let their pain show.  Last week, one […]

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  • “Am I smiling with my eyes,” Shirley Byrd asked. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Shirley left a failing marriage with her husband to seek refuge with her family in Oceanside, California. She arrived in California with a flu that she couldn’t shake. Months went by, and she wasn’t getting any better. She had a persistent fever, […]

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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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