Alexandria Commission on HIV and AIDS

Alexandria Commission on HIV and AIDS The Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS provides City Council and the public with current information regarding HIV/AIDS and promotes educational programs on HIV/AIDS awareness, treatment, and prevention.

Commission on HIV/AIDS
Description:
The Commission advises City Council in the formulation and implementation of public policy on the treatment of AIDS and prevention of the spread of HIV, promotes citizen participation in the formulation of such policy, provides Council and the public with current information regarding AIDS and HIV, and promotes educational programs on AIDS/HIV awareness, treatme

Commission on HIV/AIDS
Description:
The Commission advises City Council in the formulation and implementation of public policy on the treatment of AIDS and prevention of the spread of HIV, promotes citizen participation in the formulation of such policy, provides Council and the public with current information regarding AIDS and HIV, and promotes educational programs on AIDS/HIV awareness, treatme

Operating as usual

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, FREE and Confidential HIV testing will be available at Alexandria Community ...
06/24/2021

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, FREE and Confidential HIV testing will be available at Alexandria Community Day on June 25th!!! See info below...

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, FREE and Confidential HIV testing will be available at Alexandria Community Day on June 25th!!! See info below...

A Shot in the Dark
04/30/2021
A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark

We got COVID-19 vaccines in record time. Why are HIV vaccines taking so long?

Thursday, March 25 at 2:00pm ETPart of the COVID-19 and HIV series presented by the MAAETC:Community Health Centers: Saf...
03/10/2021
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center: Events

Thursday, March 25 at 2:00pm ET

Part of the COVID-19 and HIV series presented by the MAAETC:

Community Health Centers: Safety Nets During a Pandemic for HIV/HCV Screening and Linkage to Care
Thursday, March 25, 2021 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

See event page for featured speakers.

This webinar will describe the impact of the pandemic on HIV and HCV testing, diagnosis and linkage to care in clinical and community setting types and discuss ways CHCs used Telehealth to maintain patient linkage to care to care post diagnosis. Please join us to learn from a geographically diverse group of CHCs how to maintain blood borne virus screening during these challenging times.

See event page for credit information.

DETAILS & REGISTRATION: https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/17260

This webinar will describe the impact of the pandemic on HIV and HCV testing, diagnosis and linkage to care in clinical and community setting types and discuss ways CHCs used Telehealth to maintain patient linkage to care to care post diagnosis. Please join us to learn from a geographically diverse....

Friday, March 19 at 2:00pm ETPart of the COVID-19 and HIV series presented by the MAAETC:COVID-19 and Clinician BurnoutF...
03/10/2021
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center: Events

Friday, March 19 at 2:00pm ET

Part of the COVID-19 and HIV series presented by the MAAETC:

COVID-19 and Clinician Burnout
Friday, March 19, 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Featured speaker: Glenn Treisman, MD, PhD

This webinar will describe clinician burnout and discuss the events that can lead to burnout. This webinar will also define the core elements of the patient-clinician relationship and discuss the pressures that distort the clinician-patient relationship. Lastly, this webinar will discuss the current best practices to help clinicians cope with burnout.

See event page for credit information.

DETAILS & REGISTRATION: https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/17270

This webinar will describe clinician burnout and discuss the events that can lead to burnout. This webinar will also define the core elements of the patient-clinician relationship and discuss the pressures that distort the clinician-patient relationship. Lastly, this webinar will discuss the current...

Thursday, March 11 at 2:00pm ETPart of the COVID-19 and HIV series presented by the MAAETC:Best Practices for Clinicians...
03/10/2021
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center: Events

Thursday, March 11 at 2:00pm ET

Part of the COVID-19 and HIV series presented by the MAAETC:

Best Practices for Clinicians and Patients with HIV Using Telehealth
Thursday, March 11, 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Featured speaker: Dwight Rackley, NP

This webinar will review the difference between tele-health and telemedicine and the applications of tele-health. This webinar will also identify challenges to tele-health and discuss how to best prepare for tele-health sessions. Lastly, this webinar will discuss tips and best practices to run a successful tele-health session.

See event page for credit information.

DETAILS & REGISTRATION: https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/17267

This webinar will review the difference between telehealth and telemedicine and the applications of telehealth. This webinar will also identify challenges to telehealth and discuss how to best prepare for telehealth sessions. Lastly, this webinar will discuss tips and best practices to run a success...

Wednesday, March 10 at 2:00pm ETBrought to you by the Health Federation of Philadelphia Regional Partner of the MAAETC.T...
03/10/2021
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center: Events

Wednesday, March 10 at 2:00pm ET

Brought to you by the Health Federation of Philadelphia Regional Partner of the MAAETC.

The first in the MAAETC’s Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) virtual event series:

Health Disparities for Black Women
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Featured speaker: Helena Kwakwa, MD, MPH

This program will evaluate the data associated with HIV among African-American women and the treatment and prevention challenges among this population. The objectives for this event are: to review key medical conditions with disproportionate impact on Black women, identify some reasons for said health disparities, describe the overlap between health conditions with disproportionate impact on Black women and HIV, and determine concrete steps toward reducing health disparities for Black women.

See event page for credit information.

DETAILS & REGISTRATION: https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/17228

This is the first event in the MAAETC's four part Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) series. This program will evaluate the data associated with HIV among African-American women and the treatment and prevention challenges among this population. Helena Kwakwa, MD, MPH of the Philadelphia Department of Pu...

Wednesday, March 10 at 8:15am ETBrought to you by the Philadelphia Regional Partner of the MAAETC:National Women and Gir...
03/10/2021
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center: Events

Wednesday, March 10 at 8:15am ET

Brought to you by the Philadelphia Regional Partner of the MAAETC:

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:

Working Together to End the Epidemic
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:15am – 12:30pm ET

To register:

https://www.maaetc.org/events/view/17089

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual, nationwide observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH). Every year on March 10 - and throughout the month of March - local, state, federal and national organizations come together to....

March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Throughout March, The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Trai...
03/10/2021
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center: Home

March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Throughout March, The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center, in affiliation with INOVA Juniper of Northern VA, is offering several webinars. See the link below to learn more.

The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MA AETC) provides HIV/AIDS education, consultation, technical assistance and resource materials to health care professionals throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day VIRTUAL Symposium
02/09/2021

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day VIRTUAL Symposium

Still time to register...
02/08/2021

Still time to register...

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02/06/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update:
As of February 5, AHD has received more than 36,000 vaccine pre-registration submissions. Alexandria receives less than 2,000 first doses a week, so vaccinating the entire eligible population will take time.

When there are available appointments, AHD contacts people by phone or email in the order that they pre-registered, from within the currently eligible categories. Currently, residents ages 65 and over and frontline essential workers are eligible. When contacted by phone, the number will likely show up as 703.746.4988 and people will be called three times; a voicemail will be left if no one answers. Emails will come from [email protected], and may end up in spam folders, so check frequently.

Appointments will be available either at an AHD vaccine event or with a local private provider. Within the frontline essential worker category, AHD is prioritizing health care workers from Phase 1a and the top tiers of Phase 1b (police, fire, corrections and shelter workers, childcare, and K12 staff). However, AHD is offering appointment slots to all essential workers in 1b at this time. AHD has not started vaccinating those 16-64 with underlying medical conditions.

Commissioner Leanne Desmond was one of the ACPS nurses helping with COVID vaccinations when Governor Northam came to Ale...
01/27/2021

Commissioner Leanne Desmond was one of the ACPS nurses helping with COVID vaccinations when Governor Northam came to Alexandria for a visit and to acknowledge the exceptional work from staff and volunteers during the pandemic. Thank you Leanne for you dedication and hard work!!!

The City of Alexandria will host a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Virtual Symposium on February 8, from 6:30 to 8...
01/21/2021

The City of Alexandria will host a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Virtual Symposium on February 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will highlight the disproportionate impact of HIV in Black communities and broad-ranging challenges this poses for Black Americans. Register online at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hROuVTVETwO0_OQMPQBbvA

The City of Alexandria will host a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Virtual Symposium on February 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will highlight the disproportionate impact of HIV in Black communities and broad-ranging challenges this poses for Black Americans. Register online at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hROuVTVETwO0_OQMPQBbvA

With a statewide rise in drug overdoses, City of Alexandria officials are concerned that individual and collective stres...
12/03/2020

With a statewide rise in drug overdoses, City of Alexandria officials are concerned that individual and collective stress from the COVID-19 pandemic may be linked to increased substance use.
There were 69 opioid overdoses in Alexandria in 2018, of which eight were fatal. In 2019, there were 73 opioid overdoses, of which 14 were fatal. As of November 30, 2020, there have been 85 opioid overdoses, of which 13 were fatal.
The drug Naloxone, also known as Narcan, can save the life of someone who is experiencing an opioid overdose, if given in time. Any Alexandria resident can obtain Narcan by mail for free by emailing their name and address to [email protected] or pick up a dose of the easy-to-use nasal spray by calling the Alexandria Health Department at 703.746.4888 or the City’s Opioid Response Coordinator at 703.746.3326. Narcan is also available at pharmacies without a prescription.

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow!!! Who are you planning to give to???
11/30/2020

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow!!! Who are you planning to give to???

Daniel Downer, RAHMA's board member shares why you should donate to us this GivingTuesday and World AIDS Day.

Donate today at launchgood.com/haverahma. Thank you for your rahma (mercy). Together we can end HIV stigma.

REMINDER: World AIDS Day Virtual Presentation DEADLINE is this Friday, November 27th. Register TODAY!!!
11/24/2020

REMINDER: World AIDS Day Virtual Presentation DEADLINE is this Friday, November 27th. Register TODAY!!!

World AIDS Day is December 1st. Please join us for a virtual World AIDS Day presentation featuring Anthony Gutierrez of ...
11/19/2020

World AIDS Day is December 1st. Please join us for a virtual World AIDS Day presentation featuring Anthony Gutierrez of Gilead Sciences for "The Evolution of HIV". We will recognize the efforts of local providers and the faith community along with a personal testimony from individuals living, long term, with HIV/AIDS. For more information, please email [email protected]. Or register directly online at https://bit.ly/NoVAWorldAidsDay.

Today is National HIV Testing Day!!!!!!!! FYI...
06/27/2020
HIV Testing: More Needed

Today is National HIV Testing Day!!!!!!!! FYI...

There are many missed opportunities for HIV testing. 70% of people at high risk who didn’t test last year visited a provider in that year.

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day! If you're still not sure about "returning to normal" and venturing out to a clinic ...
06/25/2020
HIV testing may look different, but it's still available!

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day! If you're still not sure about "returning to normal" and venturing out to a clinic or your PM doctor, there are other options!!!

10,000 FREE OraQuick In-Home HIV Tests are available to expand HIV testing options during COVID-19. Find out about HIV testing options near you.

With COVID-19 cases across the U.S., maintaining a healthy immune system is more important than ever. For people living ...
04/28/2020
HIV and COVID-19 - Greater Than AIDS

With COVID-19 cases across the U.S., maintaining a healthy immune system is more important than ever. For people living with HIV that means keeping CD4 counts up and viral load down. Click below for more information.

Got questions about what the new coronavirus means for people living with HIV? Greater Than AIDS has compiled resources to help.

Good news about additional funding for Ryan White  HIV/AIDS Programs!!
04/16/2020
HHS Awards $90 Million to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Recipients for COVID-19 Response

Good news about additional funding for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs!!

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $90 million for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients across the country to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This funding....

FYI - Here's the latest Alexandria update on Coronavirus COVID-19 as of 9:17 a.m. on 3/18.
03/18/2020
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

FYI - Here's the latest Alexandria update on Coronavirus COVID-19 as of 9:17 a.m. on 3/18.

The Alexandria Health Department is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by coronavirus "COVID-19." Learn about the City's response and find information and resources related to COVID-19.

In Order to End AIDS, You Have to End Stigma
12/04/2019
In Order to End AIDS, You Have to End Stigma

In Order to End AIDS, You Have to End Stigma

When AIDS was first identified more than 40 years ago, it was a death sentence. Since then, it has become a chronic, but treatable, disease.

Address

4480 King St
Alexandria, VA
22303

General information

The Commission was developed in response to a spike in Alexandria's HIV/AIDS rate. The city has the highest HIV/AIDS rate in Northern Virginia -- almost twice as high as Arlington County and more than 7 times as high as Fairfax County. Alexandria’s infection rate is also roughly three times above the state rate.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

+17037464934

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Commission on HIV/AIDS Description: The Commission advises City Council in the formulation and implementation of public policy on the treatment of AIDS and prevention of the spread of HIV, promotes citizen participation in the formulation of such policy, provides Council and the public with current information regarding AIDS and HIV, and promotes educational programs on AIDS/HIV awareness, treatment & prevention. The Commission meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Alexandria Health Department. Approximately three hours per month are required of Commission members.

Current Commissioners


  • Gerald Padmore (Chair) - Inova Juniper

  • Tavares Floyd - Citizen
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    National HIV Testing Day event FREE & Open to the public!!
    New HIV Testing Clinic in Alexandria! Know your status!!!
    Please join us for the Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Symposium!!