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AIDS Walk Las Vegas 2011 April 17, 2011 What's Your COLOR for this year's AIDS Walk Las Vegas?

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AFAN´s Mission ::



Aid for AIDS of Nevada 


(AFAN) provides support and advocacyfor adults and children living 


with and affected by HIV/AIDS 


in southern Nevada.  AFAN works to reduce HIV infection 


through prevention education to eliminate fearprejudice and 


the stigma associated with the disease.







 






History ::




Founded in 1984, Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is the oldest and 


largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. Nearly two 


thousand men, women and children infected with HIV are 


registered as clients with our agency. AFAN provides direct client 


service programs, food programs, prevention and education 


programs, and community outreach. It is the mission of our client 


service programs to enhance the physical health and psychosocial 


wellness of the individuals we serve, while promoting their dignity 


and improving the quality of their lives.



AFAN is committed to a system that nurtures personal growth and 


dignity of persons served, which is emphasized during orientation, 


ongoing staff trainings and the culture of our organization.






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AIDS Walk Las Vegas 2011 April 17, 2011 What's Your COLOR for this year's AIDS Walk Las Vegas?

We are launching a new campaign to challenge Walkers and Teams fundraising efforts. This year's t-shirt challenge will award an array of vibrant, bright colored t-shirts for each level of fundraising reached. We are starting with a $50 level all the way to the top $5,000 level!
Please check event information for more details.

Raise the bar and wear your COLOR proudly!



Why We Still Walk




 


AIDS Walk Las Vegas 2011 is April 17th.  This year will be the 21st Annual AIDS Walk.  Twenty years of recognizing a disease that has grown to be a worldwide pandemic.  Individual Walkers and Walk Team numbers have grown significantly, sponsorships by local businesses and organizations continue to increase, and public awareness rises with every walk.


         


And we still walk.  Contracting HIV at one time was considered a death sentence.  But through research, new treatments are developed that not only save thousands of lives, but ensure their greatly improved quality.  With nutritional supplementation, lifestyle changes, consistent monitoring and proper healthcare, HIV/AIDS is now considered a ?chronic disease? which represents incredible strides in disease management. Unfortunately, the infection rate is still rising. Each day, someone becomes infected every 15 seconds.    In the next 10 years, 45 million adults and children will die of AIDS.  In the next 20, 75 million will die.  In Clark County, an estimated 8000 cases of HIV/AIDS have been reported. We walk because our job is far from over.  Until humanity recognizes worldwide that we have to educate both children and adults about high risk behavior, how to protect ourselves, and how to take personal responsibility for our well being, we must continue to raise awareness.


 


Yes, we still walk.  We do so because our lives and the lives of people we love have been forever touched by HIV/AIDS.  We still walk because HIV/AIDS is non-discriminatory.  It is blind to age, race, religion, gender, heritage, level of intelligence, financial status, or your living condition. It is an equal opportunity infection that knows no boundaries. 


 


We must walk to protect our youth, the world's most precious commodity.  At least half of all new HIV infections in the United States are among people under 25, according to the CDC.  And the majority of those infections are transmitted through sexual behavior.  Education and outreach are imperative to effect a dramatic reduction in this statistic.  Every effort has to be made to safeguard our children and young adults through commitment, determination, and compassion.  We walk in defense of  cherished generations.


 


We proudly walk because it's our opportunity to stand up and be counted. Humanity is threatened by the HIV pandemic.  All of us, at some point in time, will likely have our lives forever changed by this disease.  Las Vegas and Southern Nevada is at greater risk of the spread of HIV simply based upon the tremendous growth in population.  As the numbers of new residents rises, so does the per capita rate of HIV infection potential. Nevada has more HIV/AIDS cases per capita than any other western state, including California.


 


We walk with dignity in memory of those whom we have lost over the years, those remarkable individuals who have forever impacted our lives, minds, and hearts.


 


Yes, we walk with purpose, determination and compassion.  We walk in a show of solidarity, and of support for our families, friends, colleagues and individuals we have never met, who need our understanding and kindness, as much as our vital services.  Through the financial support of the AIDS Walk, we are able to provide life enhancing and health supportive programs for our community.


 


We will walk until that point in time, when AFAN is no longer effective; our services no longer needed and our purpose no longer essential to the solution.  


 


 









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About Our Organization

Mission Statement:

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) provides support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. AFAN works to reduce HIV infection through prevention education to eliminate fear, prejudice and the stigma associated with the disease.



Services and Programs

Client Services:
AFAN’s Client Services department provides support to clients with a need for assistance in managing and living with HIV/AIDS. This includes: case management; social work; emergency financial assistance; public benefits assistance; referrals for substance abuse, legal services, counseling, support groups, housing, physicians and other needs.

Case Management:
Case Management consists of Case Managers who are the first AFAN representatives to meet new clients. Case Managers assess the eligibility of new clients for services provided by AFAN, as well as other AIDS service organizations and community based support systems. They provide tangible information about resources and opportunities available to HIV+ individuals and families, including legal assistance, transportation aid, housing support and emergency financial assistance. The primary function of Case Management is to lend guidance and support to our clients in navigating the social services system. They are at the heart of AFAN’s Client Services structure.

Housing Program:
The Housing Program is directed through Housing Coordinators, who assess both immediate and long term housing needs of AFAN clientele. Included in the client’s housing assessment are related areas of concern, such as mental health level, potential substance abuses, family members (immediate and extended), overall health, level of disability, financial status. Emergency utility payment assistance is also available. Additionally, social workers, primary care givers, nurses, and mental health therapists, among others, will collaborate on assessment teams, thereby ensuring the most appropriate level of assistance and guidance for each client.

Transportation Program:
The Transportation Coordinator identifies opportunities to assist AFAN clients with a variety of programs to lend assistance where it is needed. For instance, through the referrals of nurses and social workers, Taxi service is available for those clients who, based upon significant medical reasons, cannot utilize the bus system. Working closely with Citizens’ Area Transit, many clients access monthly passes for reduced bus fares. Many clients qualify for CAT Paratransit services where AFAN provides co-payments allowing use of this form of public transportation, which often reduces the need for taxi services. We also make referrals to other service organizations offering means of transportation for those needing special assistance.

Food Program:
AFAN provides regular access to food vouchers to help clients purchase food items. In addition, we offer nutritional supplements and vitamins.

Nutritional Services:
Dependent upon their needs, vitamins and Boost are prescribed to aid in improving general health and wellbeing. For our diabetic clients, Choice is prescribed. Both Choice and Boost improve calorie intake and provide nutrients critical to improved nutrition.

Education Program:
AFAN employs a dedicated staff of well trained HIV Prevention Specialists who coordinate participation in health fairs, facilitate prevention education workshops and outreach interventions. The various education programs target all segments of the community, are age appropriate and culturally diverse.

Outreach & Prevention:
AFAN’s Outreach Team reduces the incidence of HIV disease, both primary and secondary, through a combined effort with the Clark County Health District HIV Prevention Program and selected community based organizations including Westcare, Rape Crisis Center and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. The team focuses outreach services, activities, and interventions to high-risk priority populations who would not ordinarily access services.

Project UpFront:
Project UpFront is an interactive group of HIV+ speakers who disperse prevention messages throughout the community. Some Project UpFront activities include: Lunch & Learn, The Living Quilt, Art Expression, Faces of Courage, Art From the Heart, Massage Therapy and body works.







I will be joining the Penn and Teller Team and am volunteering at the *Awards Tent * this year! 




"Everyone Walks...Even Penn & Teller!"
  

Remember, Penn and Teller match ALL donations for their team and this is THE BIGGEST fundraiser for AFAN of the Year...... Everything Counts!




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Thank you for supporting the 2011 AIDS Walk Las Vegas. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

Thank You, all donations are accepted and appreciated!

 


 


Our Donors ::



Penn & Teller





   

              MGM Mirage

                



                Hard Rock Hotel





                        CDI Studios



                          MAC Aids Fund





                         QVegas







                   Credit One Bank









                             Barrick North America









                              The Apothecary Shops







                              Good Neighbor Pharmacy












AFAN Executive Director ::


Jennifer Morss




 


Jennifer Morss

Jennifer Morss’s career in HIV began in 1999 with a television special on HIV/AIDS. It was while watching that show, Jennifer learned of individuals with HIV, dying alone in hospital beds without any friends and family around them. In essence, they had been ostracized by their entire support system. At that moment, she decided to become involved and affect change in the treatment of HIV-positive individuals by working to decrease HIV-related stigma and discrimination. After completing the American Red Cross HIV educators training, Jennifer became a volunteer HIV Prevention Educator and worked diligently in detention and drug recovery facilities. While she loved working as a volunteer, she still had not met anyone who was HIV-positive, nor was there the feeling that the work was ultimately diminishing existing stigma for these individuals.


In 2001, Jennifer moved to Nevada and began working at AFAN as the Project UpFront coordinator, AFAN’s HIV-positive speaker’s bureau, and has since held a range of positions within the organizations, such as Director of Programs, Director of Operations, and Associate Director. Her first month working at AFAN was life changing. The staff and clients welcomed her with open arms and she was quickly invited into their community and the war against HIV. It wasn’t until her work with AFAN that Jennifer realized HIV/AIDS had become her life’s purpose and she quickly became a strong advocate for the HIV community of Southern Nevada. The amazing, talented, and courageous individuals of the Project UpFront program taught her many things about appreciating life and taking time to enjoy the journey—life lessons that impact her to this day. Formal education, in the form of a Psychology BA degree has prepared her for the position of Executive Director, but who Jennifer is today, and what she is capable of, is truly because of the influence of this group of people. When she lost her first friend to “AIDS related complications,” it further solidified her resolve to work within this community. With every life challenged or lost, Jennifer’s passion is only amplified. 

Over the past 6 years, during her time at AFAN, she speaks of the honor of working with true experts of the field, who have chosen not only to make the difference, but also to empower our community to make a difference. This team of individuals came together to accomplish great things for the HIV community: increased private fund raising; increased corporate sponsorships; enhanced efficient programmatic infrastructure; increased federal, state, and local government grants; and yes, Jennifer’s life goal, decreasing HIV-related stigma and discrimination. The success of AFAN in providing highly effective, vital services is due solely to the continued dedication and unwavering commitment of the AFAN staff, volunteers, community partners, and Board of Trustees. Jennifer feels privileged to work with and for this community and is ecstatic for the opportunity to continue her service to all of you, as the Executive Director.


Passion for this organization, this cause, and this fight is close to Jennifer’s heart and an unwavering part of her life. Her husband Kevin and two-year old daughter Madilynn are often seen at fundraising and community events, showing their support of the vital work within AFAN’s mission. While Jennifer is looking forward to the day AFAN’s services are no longer needed, she is committed to leading this organization successfully and remaining in this community until that day. As long as HIV-positive individuals need assistance, AFAN will remain a central means for providing their essential support and services.


Together We Make A Difference!


 


 


 



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What is Aid for AIDS of Nevada? 
Established in 1984, Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is an independent, nonprofit AIDS service organization. AFAN is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in Nevada.

What Services are provided by AFAN?Online with over 1,100 retailers and a percentage of your purchase will come back to AFAN

  • Client Services

    • Case Management

    • Transportation

    • Housing

    • AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

    • Health Insurance Continuation

    • Medication Adherence



  • Food Program

    • Food Vouchers

    • Nutritional Supplements

    • Nutritional Counseling



  • Education & Prevention

    • Outreach & Prevention

    • Healthy Relationships

    • Project UpFront

      • Lunch & Learns

      • Living Quilt

      • Art Experience






How many people does AFAN serve? 
AFAN serves approximately 2800 people per year. Our client base consists of individuals, families and children and includes all genders, races and ages.

Who is Eligible for Services? 
Southern Nevada and Mojave County residents with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS who provide the following:

  • Proof of diagnosis (Positive Western Blot)

  • Proof of Nevada residency

  • Proof of income (wage stub, SSD/SSI award letter, VA benefits, TANF, CCSS )

  • Copy of photo identification card


Eligibility for individual programs will differ based on grant funding. For a complete eligibility screening, please make an appointment with a member of the Case Management team.



How is AFAN funded?



  • Community Support

  • Fundraising & Special Events

  • Federal, County, City and Foundation Grants



Your Help is Appreciated!

Designate AFAN to receive your United Way pledge.
Attend our two events; AIDS Walk Las Vegas and Black & White Party.
Volunteer opportunities are available.
Designate AFAN to receive your MGM Voice Foundation Employee Giving pledges


 




 


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Hello everyone! This email was sent to me from an indivdual that worked @ Capital Hospice. I was very offended knowing that people who are looking at our friends/family medical records thinks that are living with HIV/AIDS is FUNNY!


 


This is the finally response I received from that staff member when I told him/her this email was not funny to me.


"I am sorry I thought it would be funny".  
 

Medical Records Coordinator
Capital Hospice
10530 Linden Lake Plaza Suite 200
Manassas, VA 20109
703-392-6707 Office Main
703-392-5116 Main Fax
703-392-6467 Back Fax



Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 2:56 PM
 
 
that's not funny to me.....and you know why........



From: removed for privacy
On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 12:23 PM,


To: remove for privacy


Subject: Re: perfect advance planning from grace ann


 



 



<@capitalhospice.org>wrote: 
 
The doctor, after an examination, sighed and said, 'I've got some bad news. You have cancer, and you'd best put your affairs in order.'


 The woman was shocked, but managed to compose herself and walk into the waiting room where her daughter had been waiting.


 'Well, daughter, we women celebrate when things are good, and we celebrate when things don't go so well. In this case, things aren't well. I have cancer.  So, let's head to the club and have a martini.'


 After 3 or 4 martinis, the two were feeling a little less somber. There  were  some laughs and more martinis. They were eventually approached  by  some of the woman's old friends, who were curious as to what the two were  celebrating.


The woman told her friends they were drinking to her impending end, 'I've been diagnosed with AIDS.'


The friends were aghast, gave the woman their condolences and beat a hasty retreat.


After the friends left, the woman's daughter leaned over and whispered,
'Momma, I thought you said you were dying of cancer, and you just told your friends you were dying of AIDS!   Why did you do that??'


'Because I don't want any of those bitches sleeping with your father after  I'm gone.'


And THAT, my friends, is what is called, 'Putting Your Affairs In Order.'
 



 
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  • 2008 AIDS Walk Las Vegas
    April 20, 2008


    Aid for AIDS of Nevada has led the AIDS Walk for over seventeen years. Individual Walkers and Walk Team numbers have grown significantly, sponsorships by local businesses and organizations continue to increase, and public awareness rises with every walk.

    Last year, more than 6,000 people walked rising over $550,000. Over 250 corporate and community teams raised 70% of the total funds collected. Teams represent some of the leading corporations and organizations in Southern Nevada including MGM Mirage, Macy’s, Focus Property Group, M.A.C Cosmetics, UNLV, Wells Fargo and many more.

    Today there is newfound hope in the fight against AIDS – but still no cure. Some people with HIV/AIDS are living longer thanks to new therapies. Tragically, the new treatments do not work for everyone, and HIV continues to spread at an alarming rate.

    We will walk until that point in time, when AFAN is no longer effective; our services no longer needed and our purpose no longer essential to the solution.

    AIDS Walk Las Vegas Pictures are Available!


    To access your pictures please go to these links:


    1) Candid Photos:   http://backprint.com/view_event.asp?PID=bp%18xEw&EVENTID=37142


    2) Still Photos:   http://www.backprint.com/view_event.asp?pid=bp%18xEw&eventid=36348


    If you are a Team Captain or a Sponsor we will be sending out your


    Team Photos to you free of charge in the coming weeks.


    Thanks again for all of your support!


    And a special thanks to Vegas Vision Studios for providing all the wonderful event photography!




    check out pics of my boys, Bear volunteered as puppy security!












  • they are the puppys wearing sunglasses, of course....


































  • AIDS Walk 2008 Results



    Total Amount Raised: $520,000 (still receiving funds)


    Total Number of Walkers: over 7,500



    Total Number of Teams: over 235


     Number of Sponsors: over 50 Sponsors


      


    Top Fundraising Team: Penn & Teller Challenge


                Team Raised:                  $55,394.54


                Penn & Teller Match:    $46,000.00


                            Total Raised:   $101,394.57



    Top Fundraising Individual: Judith Domingo-Vicerra


                Total Raised: $15,545



    Largest Team: Penn & Teller Challenge


                Number of Walkers: 317



    Youngest Fundraising Team: Mr. Keith Frank’s 3rd Grade Class



    Most Creative Team: Team Winos



    Top Fundraising Teams:


                Penn & Teller Challenge        $101,394.57


                Team Dennis                           $26,050


                M.A.C Cosmetics                    $20,882


                Venetian                                  $17,782


                Harmony                                 $15,795


                AFAN Team                            $15,201



    These results are as of 04.22.2008.  Donations are still being received and we expect


    the total for the event to continue to increase over the next couple of weeks.  If you


    have additional cash donations, please mail them to Aid For AIDS of Nevada at


    701 Shadow Lane, Suite 170 Las Vegas, NV  89106.



    Thank you for playing an integral part in the success of the 18th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas.


    TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!



































  • AFAN´s Mission ::

    Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) provides support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada.  AFAN works to reduce HIV infection through prevention education to eliminate fear, prejudice and the stigma associated with the disease.


    History ::


    Founded in 1984, Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. Nearly two thousand men, women and children infected with HIV are registered as clients with our agency. AFAN provides direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs, and community outreach. It is the mission of our client service programs to enhance the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals we serve, while promoting their dignity and improving the quality of their lives.





     






 


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Welcome to the Donation Page of
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Thank you for your involvement!

Enter Donation Amount Here:
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I want to enter the donation in my own name; pre-fill the entry form for me.

 My Fundraising Goal:
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If you are unable to donate online, please print out a donation form.We are all tied together in our fight against HIV/AIDS.

Thank you for supporting the 2007 AIDS Walk Las Vegas. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.





 




Why We Still Walk




 


AIDS Walk Las Vegas 2008 is April 20th.  This year will be the 18th Annual AIDS Walk.  Eighteen years of recognizing a disease that has grown to be a worldwide pandemic.  Individual Walkers and Walk Team numbers have grown significantly, sponsorships by local businesses and organizations continue to increase, and public awareness rises with every walk.


         


And we still walk.  Contracting HIV at one time was considered a death sentence.  But through research, new treatments are developed that not only save thousands of lives, but ensure their greatly improved quality.  With nutritional supplementation, lifestyle changes, consistent monitoring and proper healthcare, HIV/AIDS is now considered a ?chronic disease? which represents incredible strides in disease management. Unfortunately, the infection rate is still rising.  Each day, someone becomes infected every 15 seconds.    In the next 10 years, 45 million adults and children will die of AIDS.  In the next 20, 75 million will die.  In Clark County, an estimated 8000 cases of HIV/AIDS have been reported.  We walk because our job is far from over.  Until humanity recognizes worldwide that we have to educate both children and adults about high risk behavior, how to protect ourselves, and how to take personal responsibility for our well being, we must continue to raise awareness.


 


Yes, we still walk.  We do so because our lives and the lives of people we love have been forever touched by HIV/AIDS.  We still walk because HIV/AIDS is non-discriminatory.  It is blind to age, race, religion, gender, heritage, level of intelligence, financial status, or your living condition. It is an equal opportunity infection that knows no boundaries. 


 


We must walk to protect our youth, the world?s most precious commodity.  At least half of all new HIV infections in the United States are among people under 25, according to the CDC.  And the majority of those infections are transmitted through sexual behavior.  Education and outreach are imperative to effect a dramatic reduction in this statistic.  Every effort has to be made to safeguard our children and young adults through commitment, determination, and compassion.  We walk in defense of  cherished generations.


 


We proudly walk because it?s our opportunity to stand up and be counted.  Humanity is threatened by the HIV pandemic.  All of us, at some point in time, will likely have our lives forever changed by this disease.  Las Vegas and Southern Nevada is at greater risk of the spread of HIV simply based upon the tremendous growth in population.  As the numbers of new residents rises, so does the per capita rate of HIV infection potential. Nevada has more HIV/AIDS cases per capita than any other western state, including California.


 


We walk with dignity in memory of those whom we have lost over the years, those remarkable individuals who have forever impacted our lives, minds, and hearts.


 


Yes, we walk with purpose, determination and compassion.  We walk in a show of solidarity, and of support for our families, friends, colleagues and individuals we have never met, who need our understanding and kindness, as much as our vital services.  Through the financial support of the AIDS Walk, we are able to provide life enhancing and health supportive programs for our community.


 


We will walk until that point in time, when AFAN is no longer effective; our services no longer needed and our purpose no longer essential to the solution.  


 


 







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HARRY REID
DEMOCRATIC LEADER
UNITED STATES SENATE
NEVADA




April 1,2008


Aid for AIDS of Nevada
701 Shadow Lane, Suite 170
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106



Dear Fellow Nevadans:




You have been invited to join Aid for AIDS Nevada (AFAN) for a day of fun, food, entertainment and a little exercise on Sunday, April 20th, for the 18th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas.  While I am proud to congratulate AFAN on the Walks 18th anniversary, I can't help but think about the 501,669 Americans that have died of AIDS, as well as the 6,446 locals that are living with HIV/AIDS right now. It's heartbreaking to me that we still don't have a cure for this devastating disease. Yes, new drugs are being developed, but they don't work for everyone. We need to find a cure.


Please bring your family and friends and join AFAN to walk for those 70 million men, women and children who may die of AIDS in the next 20 years; to walk in support of the fight against AIDS. But most of all, to WALK FOR A CURE!



Harry Reid
United States Senator


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Thank you for supporting the 2007 AIDS Walk Las Vegas. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.






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  • 2008 AIDS Walk Las Vegas
    April 20, 2008


    Aid for AIDS of Nevada has led the AIDS Walk for over seventeen years. Individual Walkers and Walk Team numbers have grown significantly, sponsorships by local businesses and organizations continue to increase, and public awareness rises with every walk.

    Last year, more than 6,000 people walked rising over $550,000. Over 250 corporate and community teams raised 70% of the total funds collected. Teams represent some of the leading corporations and organizations in Southern Nevada including MGM Mirage, Macy’s, Focus Property Group, M.A.C Cosmetics, UNLV, Wells Fargo and many more.

    Today there is newfound hope in the fight against AIDS – but still no cure. Some people with HIV/AIDS are living longer thanks to new therapies. Tragically, the new treatments do not work for everyone, and HIV continues to spread at an alarming rate.

    We will walk until that point in time, when AFAN is no longer effective; our services no longer needed and our purpose no longer essential to the solution.







    AFAN´s Mission ::

    Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) provides support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada.  AFAN works to reduce HIV infection through prevention education to eliminate fear, prejudice and the stigma associated with the disease.


    History ::


    Founded in 1984, Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. Nearly two thousand men, women and children infected with HIV are registered as clients with our agency. AFAN provides direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs, and community outreach. It is the mission of our client service programs to enhance the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals we serve, while promoting their dignity and improving the quality of their lives.





     









 


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AIDS Walk Las Vegas 2008 is April 20th.  This year will be the 18th Annual AIDS Walk.  Eighteen years of recognizing a disease that has grown to be a worldwide pandemic.  Individual Walkers and Walk Team numbers have grown significantly, sponsorships by local businesses and organizations continue to increase, and public awareness rises with every walk.


         


And we still walk.  Contracting HIV at one time was considered a death sentence.  But through research, new treatments are developed that not only save thousands of lives, but ensure their greatly improved quality.  With nutritional supplementation, lifestyle changes, consistent monitoring and proper healthcare, HIV/AIDS is now considered a ?chronic disease? which represents incredible strides in disease management. Unfortunately, the infection rate is still rising.  Each day, someone becomes infected every 15 seconds.    In the next 10 years, 45 million adults and children will die of AIDS.  In the next 20, 75 million will die.  In Clark County, an estimated 8000 cases of HIV/AIDS have been reported.  We walk because our job is far from over.  Until humanity recognizes worldwide that we have to educate both children and adults about high risk behavior, how to protect ourselves, and how to take personal responsibility for our well being, we must continue to raise awareness.


 


Yes, we still walk.  We do so because our lives and the lives of people we love have been forever touched by HIV/AIDS.  We still walk because HIV/AIDS is non-discriminatory.  It is blind to age, race, religion, gender, heritage, level of intelligence, financial status, or your living condition. It is an equal opportunity infection that knows no boundaries. 


 


We must walk to protect our youth, the world?s most precious commodity.  At least half of all new HIV infections in the United States are among people under 25, according to the CDC.  And the majority of those infections are transmitted through sexual behavior.  Education and outreach are imperative to effect a dramatic reduction in this statistic.  Every effort has to be made to safeguard our children and young adults through commitment, determination, and compassion.  We walk in defense of  cherished generations.


 


We proudly walk because it?s our opportunity to stand up and be counted.  Humanity is threatened by the HIV pandemic.  All of us, at some point in time, will likely have our lives forever changed by this disease.  Las Vegas and Southern Nevada is at greater risk of the spread of HIV simply based upon the tremendous growth in population.  As the numbers of new residents rises, so does the per capita rate of HIV infection potential. Nevada has more HIV/AIDS cases per capita than any other western state, including California.


 


We walk with dignity in memory of those whom we have lost over the years, those remarkable individuals who have forever impacted our lives, minds, and hearts.


 


Yes, we walk with purpose, determination and compassion.  We walk in a show of solidarity, and of support for our families, friends, colleagues and individuals we have never met, who need our understanding and kindness, as much as our vital services.  Through the financial support of the AIDS Walk, we are able to provide life enhancing and health supportive programs for our community.


 


We will walk until that point in time, when AFAN is no longer effective; our services no longer needed and our purpose no longer essential to the solution.  


 


 







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HARRY REID
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UNITED STATES SENATE
NEVADA




April 1,2008


Aid for AIDS of Nevada
701 Shadow Lane, Suite 170
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106



Dear Fellow Nevadans:




You have been invited to join Aid for AIDS Nevada (AFAN) for a day of fun, food, entertainment and a little exercise on Sunday, April 20th, for the 18th Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas.  While I am proud to congratulate AFAN on the Walk?s 18th anniversary, I can?t help but think about the 501,669 Americans that have died of AIDS, as well as the 6,446 locals that are living with HIV/AIDS right now. It?s heartbreaking to me that we still don?t have a cure for this devastating disease. Yes, new drugs are being developed, but they don?t work for everyone. We need to find a cure.


Please bring your family and friends and join AFAN to walk for those 70 million men, women and children who may die of AIDS in the next 20 years; to walk in support of the fight against AIDS. But most of all, to WALK FOR A CURE!



Harry Reid
United States Senator


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Name:all thoes affected and or infected
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Let's remember world wide .. Ignorance is so bliss if your not tested get tested even if you have doubts get tested .Abstinence is the best prevention and education builds your knowledge.

 
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Working with children and women impacted by HIV/AIDS is challenging-seeing people dieing because they have no access to clinics and medication in Africa let alone trasportation to take them to the hospital is equally disturbing. How can we change this unfair world?

 
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