AIDS Walk New York draws 40,000 people

New Yorkers turned out 40,000 strong Sunday to honor the memory of loved ones felled by AIDS and support those living with the dreaded disease.

The 26th annual AIDS Walk New York drew throngs of marchers to Central Park, their enthusiasm undampened by intermittent rain.

Tina Minter, 51, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, came to remember her sister Lisa, who was just 31 when she died 15 years ago. Sunday would have been Lisa’s birthday. Continue reading

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Hello, Harlem AIDS Blanket Family

We want to thank you for all you work with us in 2010 and look forward to working with you in 2011.

Here’s a teaser of some of the projects we have planned

1. Harlem AIDS Blanket workshop with seniors and students at Abyssinian Baptist Church seniors and youth on February 5th, 2010.

2. Harlem AIDS Blanket presentation with fashion show in Harlem, March 2010.

3. “Harlem AIDS Blanket Patches” show of participants work in June 2010 at Columbia University.

Get involved, contact us at: HarlemAIDSBlanket@yahoo.com

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Condom use routine for U.S. teens, not adults

U.S. teens are not as reckless as some people might think when it comes to sex, and they are much more likely to use condoms than people over 40, according to a survey released on Monday that could help guide public health policy.

The study from sex researchers at Indiana University and paid for by Trojan condom maker Church & Dwight Co is the most comprehensive look at sex behaviors in the United States in the past 20 years.

Some findings heartened public health officials — one in four acts of vaginal intercourse involve condom use. And among people who are single, that figure is one in three.

Condom use is higher among black and Hispanic Americans than among whites

Condom use is higher among black and Hispanic Americans than among whites, and is lowest among people over 40, the nationally representative Internet survey of 5,865 Americans aged 14 to 94 found. Continue reading

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National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS Create Patches for the Harlem AIDS Blanket

The Harlem AIDS Blanket team will be at Theresa Towers part of the Teachers College campus on October 3rd at 12 pm for patch-making.

The Coordinating Committee of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS from the Abyssinian Baptist Church will learn about AIDS in the Harlem community, and how to make a patch for the blanket.

Want to do make one, contact us at: HarlemAIDS@yahoo.com.

Sponsored by Harlem World and Tisdale Studio.

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Join us at the 7th Annual “Get Connected” Uptown Youth Conference

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Harlem AIDS Blanket at Teachers College, Columbia

The AIDS Blanket team will be on Teachers College campus April 27th for 4 hours of patch-making. Join us in Gottesman Library, room 306 to learn about AIDS in the Harlem community, make a patch, and find out how you can help.

If you have magazines to donate, bring them along!

For more information, contact: HarlemAIDS@yahoo.com.

Teachers College, Columbia University is located at 525 W 120th St. New York, NY 10027

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Harlem AIDS Blanket at Wadleigh HS all week

The Harlem AIDS Blanket will be at Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts from April 19-24. During the week, we will be making patches with students during school. On the 24th, join us for a special community showcase as we present key information on AIDS in the community.

Wadleigh is located at 215 WEST 114 STREET, MANHATTAN, NY 10026. Bring magazines!!

Anyone interested in helping out, please contact us at harlemaids@yahoo.com

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