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Who has tickets to your life?

As I rode the subway home yesterday holding me Metro card — my ticket — in my hand, I realized that if you think about your life as a performance, you are in control of who (and what) gets tickets to this priceless event. It's up to me—and to you—to be mindful in deciding who we allow front row seats in our lives. My health is the most important thing in my life. Without good health, physical and mental, I wouldn't be able to live my life — to enjoy this one performance — to the fullest. But in the busyness of life, it's easy to let our priorities slide. ...

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Diversity & Inclusion: The Harsh Reality

I recently hosted a group and the topic was gender identity and roles. I must admit while this topic comes easy for me, as I was forced through my life experiences to realize the harsh reality that many people still believe that transgender people should not be seen or heard. Granted, a few gentleman gave me great respect but the facial expressions about the topic could be read across the room. About half of the group here macho men and the other half LGBTQ people. The face-off started when I asked, "Has anyone ever been called something that was not their name?" Then ...

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Fighting HIV Stigma: Meet Harlem United’s 2017 Peer Empowerment Leaders

Harlem United Peer Empowerment Leaders
Funded by Gilead Sciences through AIDS United, the Positive Organizing Project empowers people living with HIV to challenge HIV-related discrimination.

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Introducing PrEP Conversations, Our PrEP Education Video Series

Participants in Harlem United's PrEP video series
By now, you may have heard about PrEP. It’s a daily pill that can help you stay HIV-negative. But what is it really like to take PrEP?

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Rest In Peace and Power Don McVinney

Donald McVinney (photo via MySpace)
Yesterday, we received the news that we lost a very special member of the Harlem United family. Don McVinney wasn’t only a long-time staff member, he was a beloved supporter, advocate, and friend to staff and clients alike. We are all deeply shocked and saddened by his untimely death. It will take significant time for the reality of his passing to sink in for many of us. I first met Don when I joined Harlem United in 2010. He and I taught HIPAA and confidentiality trainings together, and I quickly grew to respect and admire him. I watched the way he interacted with ...

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Harlem United’s 2016 Year In Review

Vocational Education program graduates
Highlights from a busy 2016 at Harlem United!

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Finding the Greatest Love of All at Harlem United

Brian West
"Harlem United was the bridge that helped me take back my uncontrolled life."

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The Results Are In. Now What?

Now more than ever, we need to channel our emotion and core values into action.

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Do you want to do AIDS Walk with us?

Fundraise, volunteer, or just participate in the AIDS Walk New York taking place on Sunday, May 15, 2016 in Central Park. The Walk benefits HIV/AIDS service organizations in the tri-state area including Harlem United. Join more than 30,000 people fighting to end AIDS. Join Team Harlem United and help our community! Get your walking shoes on, and become part of this important event. Last year, with all of your support, we raised $6,656. This year, we’re getting involved even earlier so we know we can beat this amount, and we need your help to make it happen! You ...

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