Alexandria Commission on HIV and AIDS

Alexandria Commission on HIV and AIDS The Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS provides City Council and the public with current information regarding HIV/AIDS and promotes educational programs on HIV/AIDS awareness, treatment, and prevention.
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Commission on HIV/AIDS Description: The Commission advises City Council in the formulation and implementation of public policy on the treatment of AIDS and prevention of the spread of HIV, promotes citizen participation in the formulation of such policy, provides Council and the public with current information regarding AIDS and HIV, and promotes educational programs on AIDS/HIV awareness, treatment & prevention. The Commission meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Approximately three hours per month are required of Commission members. Number of Members: 27 Comments: •2 Members from and representing the Alexandria Hospital (One of whom shall be from the Hospital's Dept. of Pastoral Services) •1 Member from and representing: ◦Whitman-Walker Clinic Hospice of Northern Virginia ◦An HIV/AIDS service organization which provides services in the city to the minority community ◦Alexandria Chapter, American Red Cross ◦Alexandria Gay and Lesbian Community Association ◦Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry ◦City of Alexandria Public Schools Commission ◦Alexandria Community Services Board ◦Alexandria Human Rights Commission ◦Alexandria Youth Policy Commission ◦Alexandria Commission for Women ◦The Sheriff or the Sheriff's Designee •1 Member Who is a Practicing Physician •1 Student Who Currently Attends Any High School in the City of Alexandria •11 Citizens-at-Large Term of Service: 3-year term City Staff Contact: Nechelle Terrell, Alexandria Health Dept., 703.746.4933 •Julia Baker •Nicole Battle •Ralph Cagle •Hanna Felleke •David Hoover •Kannessia Jordan •Viachaslav Lunkin •Tameka Macon •Brent Minor •Kenya Newby •Carolyn Perry •Monique Robinson •William Smith •Kimble Snyder •Eugene Stammeyer •Thomas Suydam •Gayle Terry, Chair •Amy Treakle •Shelbert Williams

Mission: The Commission advises City Council in the formulation and implementation of public policy related to the treatment of AIDS and prevention of the spread of HIV; promotes citizen participation in the formulation of such policy; provides Council and the public with current information regarding HIV/AIDS;,and promotes educational programs on HIV/AIDS awareness, treatment, and prevention.

A Month Without HIV Meds and a Doctor
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A Month Without HIV Meds and a Doctor

A Month Without HIV Meds and a Doctor

HIV care is separate and unequal in America, health activist Mason writes, as "the system of care here feels no urgency around my survival."

Best Tips Coming From 7 HIV Doctors
12/13/2019
Best Tips Coming From 7 HIV Doctors

Best Tips Coming From 7 HIV Doctors

We asked some of the most experienced, well-respected HIV physicians in the U.S.: Apart from taking HIV medications, what's the most important piece of advice you have for people living with HIV on st

Testing HIV-Positive and Starting Treatment
12/05/2019
Testing HIV-Positive and Starting Treatment

Testing HIV-Positive and Starting Treatment

Seven men offer their perspectives on testing positive and deciding to start treatment in order to fight against stigma and discrimination, as well as to give those who will later test positive some u

In Order to End AIDS, You Have to End Stigma
12/04/2019
In Order to End AIDS, You Have to End Stigma

In Order to End AIDS, You Have to End Stigma

When AIDS was first identified more than 40 years ago, it was a death sentence. Since then, it has become a chronic, but treatable, disease.

11/30/2019

Event reminder:: World AIDS Day Interfaith Service featuring Larry Bryant and St. Joseph's Catholic Church Women's Choir AKA Alexandria World AIDS Day Choir!!!
Sunday, December
3pm
711 N. Columbus Street

Northern Virginia Clergy Council for the Prevention of HIV & AIDS
11/13/2019

Northern Virginia Clergy Council for the Prevention of HIV & AIDS

Save the date!!! Register today.

New York Says End of AIDS Epidemic Is Near
10/04/2019
New York Says End of AIDS Epidemic Is Near

New York Says End of AIDS Epidemic Is Near

In New York, where the first cases of AIDS were reported in 1981, fewer than 2,500 new cases were reported in 2018, the lowest in many years.

Only one week away...register today!!
09/21/2019

Only one week away...register today!!

2019 Regional HIV/AIDS Policy and Planning Summit
09/11/2019
2019 Regional HIV/AIDS Policy and Planning Summit

2019 Regional HIV/AIDS Policy and Planning Summit

The Regional HIV/AIDS Policy & Planning Board is providing community the second Regional HIV/AIDS Policy and Planning Summit (RHAPPS), Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Barbara Jordan Center of the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, DC. The purpose of RHAPPS is to convene people living with HIV....

NVCCPHA Annual "Hoops In Virginia" 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament and HIV Summit - Saturday, November 16th. Register today...
08/31/2019
Hoops in Virginia 2019 - Powered by Eventzilla

NVCCPHA Annual "Hoops In Virginia" 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament and HIV Summit - Saturday, November 16th. Register today! $30 registration fee for teams of 4 (to include a teen or female participant). Event is free for all others. Special guest speaker Quintara V Lane.

ANNOUNCEMENT:: Commission on HIV/AIDS has six vacancies for CITIZEN members. The Commission meets on the third Monday of...
08/13/2019
Personal Data Record Form for Applicants to City Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Authorities

ANNOUNCEMENT:: Commission on HIV/AIDS has six vacancies for CITIZEN members. The Commission meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Approximately three to four hours per month are required of Commission members. Inbox on how to apply or apply directly on line at
https://survey.alexandriava.gov/s3/BoardsCommissionsApplication

Personal Data Record Form for Applicants to City Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Authorities.

Getting to Zero Alexandria event in recognition of National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! FREE HIV testing and STI s...
08/13/2019
Build A Bae: A Relationship Workshop for the #Geighs

Getting to Zero Alexandria event in recognition of National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! FREE HIV testing and STI screening!!!! REGISTER TODAY. SPACE LIMITED.

A RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP FOR THE #GEIGHS Facilitated by Amari Ice - Matchmaker and Relationship Coach

Alexandria Commission on HIV and AIDS's cover photo
08/13/2019

Alexandria Commission on HIV and AIDS's cover photo

The Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS (ACOHA) currently has SIX seats open for Alexandria City Residents to volunteer to...
07/31/2019

The Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS (ACOHA) currently has SIX seats open for Alexandria City Residents to volunteer to serve as commissioners on this commission. No HIV/AIDS background or experience is needed! Inbox for more details on commissioner expectations and/or how to apply!!!

🗣️NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY IS JUNE 27🗣️NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY IS JUNE 27🗣️NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY IS JUNE 27🗣️NATIONA...
05/24/2019
National HIV Testing Day #HIVTestingDay

🗣️NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY IS JUNE 27
🗣️NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY IS JUNE 27
🗣️NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY IS JUNE 27
🗣️NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY IS JUNE 27
🗣️NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY IS JUNE 27

Know your status ❣️

Click the link to check out videos and events hear you on the 27th!
https://www.hiv.gov/events/awareness-days/hiv-testing-day

June 27National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) was first observed on June 27, 1995. NHTD is a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment.The 2018 theme is "Doing It My Way, Testing for HIV".

Moms Demand Action - VA
05/24/2019

Moms Demand Action - VA

Looking for an opportunity to meet like-minded advocates and get more involved in the gun violence prevention movement? Attend one of the hundreds of #WearOrange Weekend events taking place on June 8-9, 2019!

Simply Text ORANGE to 644-33 to find an event near you!

🗣️ALEXANDRIA🏳️‍🌈Kick off Pride Month at the 2nd Annual Alexandria Pride Fair. Collect some Pride swag, enjoy light refre...
05/24/2019

🗣️ALEXANDRIA🏳️‍🌈
Kick off Pride Month at the 2nd Annual Alexandria Pride Fair. Collect some Pride swag, enjoy light refreshments and learn about LGBTQ-inclusive services in Alexandria. There will be free and confidential HIV testing available. Bring the family and enjoy LGBTQ Family Storytime at 11 a.m.

Date & Time: Sat Jun 1, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St.

🎗**SAVE THE DATE** SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 2019**🎗Faith HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is coming to a place of worship near you! ...
05/17/2019

🎗**SAVE THE DATE** SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 2019**🎗

Faith HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is coming to a place of worship near you! This year we are focusing on faith communities GLOBALLY! It's not a National issue, its a Global issue and it takes a village. It takes us working together to end HIV stigma in our faith communities. Will you join us? Stay tuned for more information. #faithaidsday #fhaad #nfhaad #HIV #AIDS

Please join us for a Community Advisory Board meeting of the GW HPTN Site on Tuesday, 30 April 2019 at 12-1:30pm. Lunch ...
04/28/2019
HPTN CAB RSVP

Please join us for a Community Advisory Board meeting of the GW HPTN Site on Tuesday, 30 April 2019 at 12-1:30pm. Lunch will be provided.

The meeting will be held at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health
950 New Hampshire Street, NW
6th Floor Conference Room
Washington, DC 20052

(Please bring a photo ID to enter the building).

If you cannot join in person, a call line will be provided.

We will have updates on recently completed studies, ongoing studies, and general discussion about our HIV prevention activities. We will also discuss new ideas and projects, and welcome your ideas and input about HIV prevention.

So we have enough food, please RSVP by 4/25/19 to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf02o3fPMZB6jimOz7uWDk6S81JPpHeF5orOsZ5UoV6e_RcIg/viewform

This is an open meeting and you are welcome to share this invitation with others who might be interested in participating.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Manya Magnus, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor | Associate Chair

RSVP for HPTN Community Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday 30 April 2019, 12-130pm

The Black AIDs Institute offers free Webinars on Tuesdays. On April 9th the webinar is on "Vertical HIV Transmission" If...
04/08/2019
Brown Bag Lunch 2019 Schedule - Black AIDS Institute

The Black AIDs Institute offers free Webinars on Tuesdays. On April 9th the webinar is on "Vertical HIV Transmission" If you're unfamiliar with this terminology you should check out this webinar!

https://blackaids.org/brown-bag-lunch-2019-schedule/

Brown bag Lunch Series This series provides information about HIV science, policy, and advocacy to develop and implement local projects that work to end HIV/AIDS in Black communities. Every Second Tuesday at 10 a.m. (PDT), the Black AIDS Institute will broadcast a webinar on a topic related to the q...

The Black AIDs Institute offers free Webinars on Tuesdays. On April 9th the webinar is on "Vertical HIV Transmission" If...
04/08/2019
Brown Bag Lunch 2019 Schedule - Black AIDS Institute

The Black AIDs Institute offers free Webinars on Tuesdays. On April 9th the webinar is on "Vertical HIV Transmission" If you're unfamiliar with this terminology you should check out this webinar!

https://blackaids.org/brown-bag-lunch-2019-schedule/

Brown bag Lunch Series This series provides information about HIV science, policy, and advocacy to develop and implement local projects that work to end HIV/AIDS in Black communities. Every Second Tuesday at 10 a.m. (PDT), the Black AIDS Institute will broadcast a webinar on a topic related to the q...

🗣️ Dining OUT for Life is here!!!! Make plans now to dine out at participating restaurants on TODAY April 4th!Just by Di...
04/04/2019
Dining Out for Life is on April 4th!

🗣️ Dining OUT for Life is here!!!! Make plans now to dine out at participating restaurants on TODAY April 4th!

Just by Dining OUT, you are helping Food & Friends provide nutritious meals to those living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life challenging illnesses. Find participating restaurants here:

https://foodandfriends.org/events/dining-out-for-life-new/

By dining out, you’ll help provide home-delivered meals to neighbors living with HIV/AIDS, cancer or other serious illnesses.

Tonight our commission welcomed two new members our Student Representative- Sarah Devendorf and a Citizen at Large- Maga...
03/19/2019

Tonight our commission welcomed two new members our Student Representative- Sarah Devendorf and a Citizen at Large- Magalie Emile-Backer. Your presence already makes us stronger, we look forward to your contributions!

03/03/2019
Scientists succeed in destroying HIV-infected cells in breakthrough

Researchers at Paris' Institut Pasteur claim they have successfully destroyed cells infected with HIV 🤞🤞🏼🤞🏿🙏🏽👩‍🔬👨🏾‍⚕️
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6521155/Scientists-succeed-destroying-HIV-infected-cells-major-breakthrough.html?ito=social-facebook

Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in Paris claim to have successfully destroyed HIV-infected 'reservoir' cells. HIV targets cells with high metabolic activity and 'hijacks' energy to multiply.

Address

4480 King St
Alexandria, VA
22303

General information

The Commission was developed in response to a spike in Alexandria's HIV/AIDS rate. The city has the highest HIV/AIDS rate in Northern Virginia -- almost twice as high as Arlington County and more than 7 times as high as Fairfax County. Alexandria’s infection rate is also roughly three times above the state rate.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 746-4933

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