The DC Center HIV Working Group

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The HIV Working Group is a volunteer driven HIV/AIDS outreach, education, and advocacy initiative of The DC Center.

Operating as usual

Lets all come together and slow the spread of the virus by practicing how to safely use masks.
07/14/2020

Lets all come together and slow the spread of the virus by practicing how to safely use masks.

Take charge of your sexual health, visit the website below where you will find a guide on Free and Low-Cost STD Testing ...
07/07/2020
Free STD Testing in Washington, D.C. - STDTesting.org

Take charge of your sexual health, visit the website below where you will find a guide on Free and Low-Cost STD Testing options in Washington, DC .
If you're sexually active, you should be
screened regularly for STIs. You can’t count on
symptoms to know if you have an STI.

A list of STD clinics and resources in Washington, D.C., including free testing options. Plus, a breakdown of STD statistics in D.C.

The CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. They now know from ...
06/01/2020

The CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. They now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

Visit our website and check out our protective masks :
https://thedccenter.org/product/protective-face-mask/

With every purchase of a face mask you will receive a complementary hand sanitizer (ships separately around June 3rd). Your generosity and kindness will help us supply a face mask to a community member in need

During this challenging time we want you to protect yourselfand those around you. We introduce The DC Center Face MaskWi...
05/19/2020

During this challenging time we want you to protect yourself
and those around you.
We introduce The DC Center Face Mask
With every purchase of a face mask you will receive a complementary hand sanitizer (ships separately around June 3rd). Your generosity and kindness will help us supply a face mask to a community member in need. Visit https://thedccenter.org/product/protective-face-mask/

04/14/2020
The DC Center

Our awesome Board Chair, Rehana Mohammed has a quick message for all of you as we #StayAtHome!

Board Chair, Rehana Mohammed shares about our shift to virtual services and how we are supporting the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

She also wants to check in with all of you. How are you coping? What do you need from us? Share in the comments.

DC Center – closed effective 3/16/20Taking guidance and recommendations about social distancing from the DC government a...
03/16/2020
GLBT NATIONAL HELP CENTER

DC Center – closed effective 3/16/20

Taking guidance and recommendations about social distancing from the DC government and the CDC, effective Monday, March 16th, The DC Center for the LGBT Community’s office will be closed. Staff are still working remotely, and will be checking emails and voicemails multiple times each day. Please reach out to [email protected] to connect with the DC Center, as we are still able to provide services and support.

If you are interested in attending support groups remotely, please reach out to your facilitator or [email protected] and we can provide options for remote meetings using conference lines.

The situation is changing rapidly, please refer to the CDC’s website and coronavirus.dc.gov for up-to-date information on what you can do to help prevent and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The DC Center team will be meeting regularly to assess the situation and rest assured that we will open as soon as it is safe to do so, as we know that many of our clients and participants are vulnerable and will need support. If you are able, please consider donating and supporting organizations that provide food, medicine, and other support to marginalized populations.



If you are facing a life threatening situation or seeking immediate care:

DC Mobile Crisis: 202-673-9300
DC Shelter Hotline: 202.399.7093 or 311
Maryland Mobile Crisis: 240-777-4000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
LGBTQ under 25: Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386
LGBTQ National Help Center (all ages – various lines/hours): 888-843-4564 www.glbthotline.org

Phone, chat, email support, resources, and help for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community

Cancelled Due to the COVID-19 virus On March 28th, the DC Center will host its first ever health and wellness fair, as w...
03/05/2020

Cancelled Due to the COVID-19 virus

On March 28th, the DC Center will host its first ever health and wellness fair, as we work towards putting the finishing touches on our programing schedule, we are encouraging small to large organizations, businesses and nonprofits to sign up for a table or sign up to become a partnering sponsor of this wellness event. So far, we have organizations and businesses from varied backgrounds that are partnering with us. This Health & Wellness Fair represents The DC Center’s commitment to a strong and healthy community and is part of our ongoing effort to provide a safe space for the LGBT community to access basic health screenings and important information. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. We seek to provide a comprehensive offering geared towards the health and wellness of LGBTQ people in body, mind, and spirit as such we will be having several different workshops and panel discussion on LGBTQ health and wellness. We will have a day full of hands-on health and wellness activities including yoga, self-defense, tai chi, meditation, acupuncture, and massage. HIV testing, STI testing, and other health screenings will be available. Space is limited. Click the link below to register:
https://thedccenter.org/events/healthfest/

When: Saturday March 28, 2020
Time: 10:00am-6:00pm
Where: The DC Center for the LGBT Community
2000 14th St NW, Suite 105
Washington
DC 20009
Event Organizer: Jazmin Sutherlin:
[email protected]
General Questions:
[email protected]
202-682-2245

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08/04/2019

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GWU is recruiting trial participants for a survey study about PrEP advertising that with Black men who have sex with men...
08/01/2019
PrEP Study for Black Men

GWU is recruiting trial participants for a survey study about PrEP advertising that with Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Washington, DC metro area. Info at: thedccenter.org/prepresearch

The Sexuality & Health Equity Lab at the George Washington University is currently recruiting trial participants for a survey study about PrEP advertising that we are conducting with Black men …

The DC HIV+ Gay Men’s Social Group, HOPE DC, will be having a Social Meet and Greet at the DC Center on Saturday, June 2...
06/20/2019
HOPE DC Social

The DC HIV+ Gay Men’s Social Group, HOPE DC, will be having a Social Meet and Greet at the DC Center on Saturday, June 29th at 6:00 PM. Find out more at: thedccenter.org/events/hope #hopedc #FightHIVinDC

The DC HIV+ Gay Men’s Social Group, HOPE DC, will be having a Social Meet and Greet at the DC Center on Saturday, June 29th at 6:00 PM. Pizza will be provided. Bring any beverages or dishes you wou…

The Reunion Project: A Local Experience for Long-Term Survivors of HIV Living in the #DMV: thedccenter.org/events/reunio...
05/31/2019
The DC Reunion Project – Thriving with HIV

The Reunion Project: A Local Experience for Long-Term Survivors of HIV Living in the #DMV: thedccenter.org/events/reunionproject #fighthivindc #FindYourCenterDC #CenterHealth

Join the DC Reunion Project, thriving with HIV, a local experience for Long Term Survivors with HIV living anywhere in the DMV area. Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided. Confidentiality respec…

SYNChronicity 2019 (SYNC 2019), the National Conference for HIV, HCV, STIs, and LGBT Health, will occur April 14-16, 201...
04/10/2019

SYNChronicity 2019 (SYNC 2019), the National Conference for HIV, HCV, STIs, and LGBT Health, will occur April 14-16, 2019, at the JW Marriott, in Washington, DC (two blocks from the White House).

SYNC 2019 is only conference that highlights the intersections of HIV, HCV, STIs, and LGBT health, convening participants nationwide for 1 unique conference featuring:

- 5 Plenary Sessions;

- Multiple topics: HIV, HCV, STIs, Clinical Health, Black Women’s Health, Preventive Health, MSM of Color Health, HCV Health, Systems Health, LGBT Health, Generational Health, Fiscal Health

- Poster session and abstract hall

- 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches

- Unbeatable registration rates

SYNChronicity 2019 (SYNC 2019), the National Conference for HIV, HCV, STIs, and LGBT Health, will occur April 14-16, 201...
03/14/2019

SYNChronicity 2019 (SYNC 2019), the National Conference for HIV, HCV, STIs, and LGBT Health, will occur April 14-16, 2019, at the JW Marriott, in Washington, DC (two blocks from the White House).

SYNC 2019 is only conference that highlights the intersections of HIV, HCV, STIs, and LGBT health, convening participants nationwide for 1 unique conference featuring:

- 5 Plenary Sessions;

- Multiple topics: HIV, HCV, STIs, Clinical Health, Black Women’s Health, Preventive Health, MSM of Color Health, HCV Health, Systems Health, LGBT Health, Generational Health, Fiscal Health

- Poster session and abstract hall

- 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches

- Unbeatable registration rates

SYNChronicity 2019 (SYNC 2019), the National Conference for HIV, HCV, STIs, and LGBT Health, will occur April 14-16, 201...
02/28/2019

SYNChronicity 2019 (SYNC 2019), the National Conference for HIV, HCV, STIs, and LGBT Health, will occur April 14-16, 2019, at the JW Marriott, in Washington, DC (two blocks from the White House).

SYNC 2019 is only conference that highlights the intersections of HIV, HCV, STIs, and LGBT health, convening participants nationwide for 1 unique conference featuring:

- 5 Plenary Sessions;

- Multiple topics: HIV, HCV, STIs, Clinical Health, Black Women’s Health, Preventive Health, MSM of Color Health, HCV Health, Systems Health, LGBT Health, Generational Health, Fiscal Health

- Poster session and abstract hall

- 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches

- Unbeatable registration rates

Join Reel Affirmations in a film screening of Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.'s indie masterpiece, "Buddies". In 1985, this film ...
12/05/2018

Join Reel Affirmations in a film screening of Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.'s indie masterpiece, "Buddies". In 1985, this film was the first feature-length drama about AIDS. Get your Tickets for December 6th at 7:00. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

In the 1985 film "Buddies" we follow the memories and insights of a man in his final stages of AIDS. Join Reel Affirmati...
12/03/2018
World AIDS Day Screening of Buddies

In the 1985 film "Buddies" we follow the memories and insights of a man in his final stages of AIDS. Join Reel Affirmations on December 6th at 7:00 for a screening of Buddies in honor of World Aids Day. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

Thank you to our sponsors In honor of World AIDS Day Join us for our screening of Buddies We are working on having a Cast TalkBack and catered cocktail reception with co-sta…

"People have to feel the pain and anguish like it was happening to them, so when a person comes down with AIDS, we are a...
12/01/2018

"People have to feel the pain and anguish like it was happening to them, so when a person comes down with AIDS, we are all taken a little sick. Straight or gay it doesn't matter". Join Reel Affirmations on December 6th at 7:00 for a screening of Buddies in honor of World Aids Day. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

Where would the LGBT community without this iconic 1985 film? The film "Buddies" helped bring conversation and awareness...
11/30/2018

Where would the LGBT community without this iconic 1985 film? The film "Buddies" helped bring conversation and awareness to an epidemic of AIDS. Join the discussion and attend the screening of Buddies on December 6th at 7:00, in honor of World Aids Day. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

On his deathbed, Robert still wants to be an activist telling his story so people can learn to be more careful when it c...
11/28/2018

On his deathbed, Robert still wants to be an activist telling his story so people can learn to be more careful when it comes to AIDS and sexual protection. Join Reel Affirmations on December 6th at 7:00 for a screening of Buddies in honor of World Aids Day. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

Why is the discussion of AIDS in the LGBT community so important? Comment below! Join the discussion with Reel Affirmati...
11/27/2018

Why is the discussion of AIDS in the LGBT community so important? Comment below! Join the discussion with Reel Affirmations on December 6th at 7:00 for a screening of Buddies in honor of World Aids Day. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

"Buddies" was scripted in San Francisco in five days with input from friends with AIDS. How does this input help portray...
11/25/2018

"Buddies" was scripted in San Francisco in five days with input from friends with AIDS. How does this input help portray an entire era in gay history? Join Reel Affirmations on December 6th at 7:00 for a screening of Buddies in honor of World Aids Day. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

After spending time with Robert, David struggles to remain objective being a buddy. As David is changed by knowing Rober...
11/23/2018

After spending time with Robert, David struggles to remain objective being a buddy. As David is changed by knowing Robert so too, are we. Join Reel Affirmations on December 6th at 7:00 for a screening of Buddies in honor of World Aids Day. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

"I don't want to die" A powerful quote from the Buddies, the first feature-length drama about AIDS. Get your Tickets for...
11/21/2018

"I don't want to die" A powerful quote from the Buddies, the first feature-length drama about AIDS. Get your Tickets for December 6th at 7:00. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

What would you do for a day if you were completely healthy? Find out what Robert says on his he would do if Aids had not...
11/19/2018

What would you do for a day if you were completely healthy? Find out what Robert says on his he would do if Aids had not put him on his deathbed. Join Reel Affirmations on December 6th at 7:00 for a screening of Buddies in honor of World Aids Day. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

Would you be a Buddy? David took on a big role and we hear his deftly scripted diary entries in voiceover. As David is c...
11/17/2018

Would you be a Buddy? David took on a big role and we hear his deftly scripted diary entries in voiceover. As David is changed by knowing Robert, so are we. Join Reel Affirmations on December 6th at 7:00 for a screening of Buddies in honor of World Aids Day. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

This film is not the pretty part of gay life, following the memories Robert, abandoned and deteriorating from AIDS. Join...
11/16/2018

This film is not the pretty part of gay life, following the memories Robert, abandoned and deteriorating from AIDS. Join Reel Affirmations on December 6th at 7:00 for a screening of Buddies in honor of World Aids Day. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

Join Reel Affirmations in a film screening of Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.'s indie masterpiece, "Buddies". In 1985, this film ...
11/14/2018

Join Reel Affirmations in a film screening of Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.'s indie masterpiece, "Buddies". In 1985, this film was the first feature-length drama about AIDS. Get your Tickets for December 6th at 7:00. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

As David is changed by knowing Robert, an AIDS victim, so too, are we. In the simplicity of the story and the elegance o...
11/12/2018

As David is changed by knowing Robert, an AIDS victim, so too, are we. In the simplicity of the story and the elegance of its unfolding, "Buddies" achieves a rare perfection. It's a timeless portrayal of an entire era in gay history. Join Reel Affirmations on December 6th at 7:00 for a screening of Buddies in honor of World Aids Day. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies

In the 1985 film "Buddies" we follow the memories and insights of a man in his final stages of AIDS. Join Reel Affirmati...
11/10/2018
World AIDS Day Screening of Buddies

In the 1985 film "Buddies" we follow the memories and insights of a man in his final stages of AIDS. Join Reel Affirmations on December 6th at 7:00 for a screening of Buddies in honor of World Aids Day. Tickets available at http://thedccenter.org/events/buddies/

Thank you to our sponsors In honor of World AIDS Day Join us for our screening of Buddies Directed by Arthur J. Bressan Jr. Arthur J Bressan Jr. (Gay USA, Frameline40) created this gay indie mast…

Mapplethorpe wants to explore the dark sex world through photography. Involving himself in drugs and prostitution, he ri...
11/04/2018

Mapplethorpe wants to explore the dark sex world through photography. Involving himself in drugs and prostitution, he rises in the art community but slowly decimates from aids. Will he continue to make selfish choices? Find out this Sunday at the Reel Affirmations Film Festival. Tickets Available at www.reelaffirmations.org

Reel Affirmations Film Festival Closing Night Film Screening of Mapplethorpe is only days away. Come and watch a documen...
10/25/2018

Reel Affirmations Film Festival Closing Night Film Screening of Mapplethorpe is only days away. Come and watch a documentary on Robert Mapplethorpe’s portraits, images of calla lilies, and chronicles of New York City’s underground BDSM.
Buy your Tickets for November 4th at www.reelaffirmations.org

A closeted young man returns to his home town for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. See the film 1985 ...
10/25/2018

A closeted young man returns to his home town for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. See the film 1985 at Reel Affirmations: https://thedccenter.org/events/1985/ #FightHIVinDC #reelaffirmations25 #filmchangeslives

Please read this carefully
10/09/2018
Gay Star News

Please read this carefully

It’s thought to be the sixth case of a man acquiring HIV while on PrEP, but experts say the medication remains more effective than condoms.

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2000 14th St NW, Ste 105
Washington D.C., DC
20009

General information

Mission: “The HIV Prevention Working Group is a volunteer-led group of The DC Center for the LGBT Community focused on addressing sexual norms relating to HIV/AIDS stigma and transmission. This is achieved through outreach and community engagement, as well as collaborating with community partners to promote safer sex and HIV testing.”

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(202) 682-2245

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HIV self-testing kits being discontinued at CVS in Bethesda 20814. Curious if others are seeing this in other neighborhoods and stores. This is largely an upper- and upper-middle-income community, and there are no public testing providers here, just medical practices and Suburban Hospital.