qnotes is pleased to partner with Different Roads Home, Rosedale Infectious Diseases and PowerHouse Project in presenting this special section, “Life, Positively”, in recognition of World AIDS Day.
A’meir Pendarvis, a 22-year-old student, is gay and HIV-positive. Recently diagnosed, Pendarvis is also a core group member at The PowerHouse Project, a Charlotte outreach and educational initiative that is working to educate black and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) about HIV prevention and treatment.
Worldwide, more than 35 million people now live with HIV/AIDS — 3.3 million of them are under the age of 15.
HIV is a gay disease – that’s what former National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman said in his “State of the Movement” address at his organization’s 2008 conference in Detroit.
Once upon a time, when AIDS was a certain and not-too-distant death sentence, headlines screeched about the loss of life and the efforts to end the scourge.
North Carolina has a variety of community organizations, resources and services for those living with HIV/AIDS or those seeking to get involved in HIV/AIDS prevention, education and advocacy.
There are a host of World AIDS Day events stretched out across the state.
Founded just this past January, new local non-profit Different Roads Home is already making a difference in the lives of those with HIV and others battling cancer and children with chronic illnesses.
Founded in October 2006, Rosedale Infectious Diseases, a sponsor this year for “Life, Positively,” is one of the Charlotte area’s few private medical firms with staff working specifically to care for those living with HIV/AIDS.