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Peer Trainer Supervisor, Prevention

The  Peer  Trainer  Supervisor  is  responsible  for  the  successful  implementation  of  the  Peer  Educator  Training program.  The  training  is  catered  to  our  HIV-positive  men  and  women  and  high  risk  negative  population,  two  cycles per  year  are  conducted  solely  for  women,  and  the  third  cycle  is  for  all  clients The  Peer  Trainer  supervisor  will coordinate  weekly  individual  supervision  of  peer  trainee  to  address  personal  risk  reduction  plans  and  conduct monthl...

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Together we can stop Measles

Get Up to Date on Your Vaccines! There is currently a large outbreak in NYC, mainly in Brooklyn (Williamsburgh and Borough Park) and Queens. Measles is a virus that causes fever and rash. It can be deadly and it is highly contagious. After someone coughs or sneezes, the virus can stay in the air for up to 2 hours. About 500 people have been diagnosed so far. Symptoms start with fever, cough, runny nose, red teary eyes, then a rash starts on the face and movies to other parts of the body. Infants, young children, pregnant women, people with weakened immune ...

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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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