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World AIDS Day 2016

World AIDS Day 2016

World AIDS Day is December 1st, 2016. This day is a remembrance of the past 35 years of the HIV epidemic. Countless lives have been lost to the disease, and the epidemic changed the world. There are still millions of people living with HIV today. Possibly hundreds of...

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Gift Wrap Fundraiser for ARE

Gift Wrap Fundraiser for ARE

A.R.E. & Community Assistance Fund would like to invite you to volunteer this Holiday Season! We are looking for Gift Wrapping Volunteers from November 25th-27th & December 9th-24th to gift wrap at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester, VA! This year's funds...

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Seeking Donations for Homeless Women and Trans Men

Seeking Donations for Homeless Women and Trans Men

ARE is currently seeking donations of tampons, panty-liners, soap, incontinence products, wet wipes, tissue packs, body/shower wipes, hand sanitizer, etc. for homeless women and transgender men in our area! We often take the simple luxuries of having tampons and soap...

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Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!

Please join ARE and the Alamo Drafthouse Winchester for our annual midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Whether you have seen it 100 times or this is your first time, Rocky Horror stands as one of the campiest and  interactive theater movies! The Alamo...

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Cha-Cha Charity Drag Show Extravaganza!

Cha-Cha Charity Drag Show Extravaganza!

Join us for a fantastic evening of fun and entertainment for our Cha-Cha Charity Drag Show Extravaganza! The show will feature some of your favorite Tri-State area Diva's as well as a few special guest apprearances from your local Winchester area residents! The night...

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Join the Fundraising Committee

Join the Fundraising Committee

ARE is planning our next big fundraising event in the Fall, a Drag Show Benefit, featuring the tri-state area’s favorite Divas and some talented local performers! We are looking for enthusiastic community members to help us make this fundraiser a great success! If you...

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ARE’s Homeless Resource Manual

ARE’s Homeless Resource Manual

Are you looking to access basic needs in the counties of Winchester City, Frederick, Shenandoah, Page, Warren, and Clarke? Check out ARE's Homeless Resource Manual for assistance. If you have housing needs, please call Centralized Intake at 540-271-1701....

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National Transgender HIV Testing Day

National Transgender HIV Testing Day

Today marks National Transgender HIV Testing Day! "Transgender people, particularly transgender women, are disproportionately affected by HIV. A 2013 systematic review found that the estimated HIV prevalence (percentage of a population living with HIV) among...

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New HIV Treatment Medication: Descovy

New HIV Treatment Medication: Descovy

The FDA has approved a new HIV treatment medication called Descovy. This medication contains a safer form of tenofovir (also found in Truvada). This new medication is an updated form of Truvada, but it has not yet been approved for use as PrEP. "Research into Descovy...

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What Does it Mean to be Undetectable?

What Does it Mean to be Undetectable?

What does it mean to be "undetectable?" Many people still don't understand about HIV, the disease, the risks of infection, and HIV treatment. Todd Flaherty created a web series about HIV called "Undetectable," to explore and discuss what it's like living with HIV and...

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Remembering Ryan White

Remembering Ryan White

On this day in 1990 (April 8th) Ryan White passed away from complications of AIDS. Ryan White was only 18 years old when he died. In his life and after his passing, Ryan became a symbol in the HIV/AIDS movement, a symbol of the AIDS epidemic that was obliterating the...

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April is STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month

Do you know your status? #knowyourstatus "One way to mark the occasion is to get tested for HIV and thus help eradicate the stigma. A focus on HIV for STD Awareness Month is appropriate since HIV, though preventable, is non-curable and debilitating. HIV testing is now...

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National Women’s & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women’s & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

  "Among women living with HIV in America, almost 9 in 10 have been diagnosed, but only 32% have the virus under control."- amfAR   March 10th marks National Women's & Girl's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Women face unique challenges to HIV prevention and HIV...

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ARE Support Groups starting in March

ARE Support Groups starting in March

With the addition of new Mental Health staff, ARE can now offer both female and male support groups.   The Positive Connections Women's Support Group starts March 10th, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm. POWER: Men's Support Group starts March 17th, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm....

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Consumer Advisory Board Meetings at ARE

Consumer Advisory Board Meetings at ARE

Are you an AIDS Response Effort, Inc. consumer?   Consider joining ARE's Consumer Advisory Board, or CAB!  The CAB is a way for consumers to come together to discuss ARE services, advocate for changes in the community, and discuss HIV care, treatment, and...

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