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Real Talk DC We are that RealTalk that you're hearing in the streets/ from the heights in NorthWest, to the Ave in SouthEast. We Are That RealTalk That You Hear In The Streets!

Who would you rather get your info about s*x from: 45 year old teachers trying to be “Hip” and “With it”…

Or folks that are out in the streets, who have the info you need and are willing to give you that real talk? The RealTalk Reps and Ambassadors are those folks that are ready and willing to give you the real talk you need to be safe in your relationships. The Reps are Peer Educators trained by Whitman-Walker Health with CORRECT and up-to-date information. We’re out doing street outreach with condoms and testing referral cards so you can know your status. We throw the best events, from Basketball tournaments, to parties at recreation centers, to having go-go bands rockin at back to school jams. For more info on Events coming up soon, hit up the events section on the page, and follow @RealTalkDC on Twitter and @RealTalkDC_ on IG. Whether you need to know where you can get tested for HIV, what kinds of lubricant you can use with latex condoms, or you are just looking for a fun and safe place to chill and party, RealTalk Reps have the goods! You may catch us at Howard Homecoming at a table handing out pamphlets, or at the Metro Center H&M handing out condoms, before getting our gear right. Its all about making sure folks are safe out here. Real Talk! RealTalkDC is a program of Whitman-Walker Health Youth Services. For Event Info Email: Dwayne Lawson-Brown: [email protected]

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None of the #COVID19 vaccines currently in development in the United States uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. Yo...
05/06/2021

None of the #COVID19 vaccines currently in development in the United States uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. You may have symptoms like a fever after you get a vaccine. This is normal and a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19.

Learn more about the facts behind COVID-19 vaccines: bit.ly/covidvaccinecdc

None of the #COVID19 vaccines currently in development in the United States uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. You may have symptoms like a fever after you get a vaccine. This is normal and a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19.

Learn more about the facts behind COVID-19 vaccines: bit.ly/covidvaccinecdc

Shopping for those last-minute #MothersDay gifts on Amazon? Or just shopping period? Support Whitman-Walker while you sh...
05/06/2021

Shopping for those last-minute #MothersDay gifts on Amazon? Or just shopping period? Support Whitman-Walker while you shop with #AmazonSmile!

Shopping for those last-minute #MothersDay gifts on Amazon? Or just shopping period? Support Whitman-Walker while you shop with #AmazonSmile!

Our Public Benefits and Insurance Navigation Services are closed Wednesday, May 5, 2021 after 1 p.m. We apologize for an...
05/05/2021

Our Public Benefits and Insurance Navigation Services are closed Wednesday, May 5, 2021 after 1 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nuestros Beneficios Públicos y los Servicios de Navegación de Seguros están cerrados el miércoles 5 de mayo de 2021 después 1 p.m. Disculpe las molestias.

Our Public Benefits and Insurance Navigation Services are closed Wednesday, May 5, 2021 after 1 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nuestros Beneficios Públicos y los Servicios de Navegación de Seguros están cerrados el miércoles 5 de mayo de 2021 después 1 p.m. Disculpe las molestias.

Rest in Power Patrick O’Connell. Thank you for creating a symbol that would transcend time for all who’s time was cut to...
05/04/2021
Patrick O’Connell, 67, Dies; Raised Awareness of AIDS With Art

Rest in Power Patrick O’Connell. Thank you for creating a symbol that would transcend time for all who’s time was cut too short.

“In 1991, Visual AIDS began the Ribbon Project, which produced the inverted V-shaped red ribbon that would become an international symbol of AIDS advocacy.

Its color represented blood, and its sparse design nodded to the silence surrounding the disease. Mr. O’Connell helped organize “ribbon bees” in which thousands of the grosgrain ribbons were cut and folded for distribution around the city. He also set his sight on a mission: getting the red ribbon to appear on the Tony Awards telecast.”

As the founding director of Visual AIDS, he helped develop campaigns including “Day Without Art” and, most notably, the ubiquitous red ribbon.

Whitman-Walker is so grateful to have been a part of the #Biden Administration's first 100 days in office — and better y...
05/03/2021

Whitman-Walker is so grateful to have been a part of the #Biden Administration's first 100 days in office — and better yet, the first 48 hours! Thank you First Lady Dr. Jill Biden for stopping by to discuss the impacts of #COVID19 on #cancer prevention efforts with us and Cancer Support Community!

Image: FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden with Whitman-Walker Health CEO Naseema Shafi.

Whitman-Walker is so grateful to have been a part of the #Biden Administration's first 100 days in office — and better yet, the first 48 hours! Thank you First Lady Dr. Jill Biden for stopping by to discuss the impacts of #COVID19 on #cancer prevention efforts with us and Cancer Support Community!

Image: FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden with Whitman-Walker Health CEO Naseema Shafi.

It is official! The Trump Public Charge rule is no longer in effect. Our Public Benefits and Insurance Navigators are he...
05/03/2021

It is official! The Trump Public Charge rule is no longer in effect. Our Public Benefits and Insurance Navigators are here to help you access the care you need without worry about your immigration status. Call us at 202.745.6151.

¡Es oficial! La regulación de “Cargo Público” de la administración Trump, ha sido eliminada. Nuestro departamento de Beneficios Públicos está a su disposición para ayudarle a acceder a los seguros de salud sin preocupación por su estatus de inmigración. Puede llamarnos al 202-745-6151.

It is official! The Trump Public Charge rule is no longer in effect. Our Public Benefits and Insurance Navigators are here to help you access the care you need without worry about your immigration status. Call us at 202.745.6151.

¡Es oficial! La regulación de “Cargo Público” de la administración Trump, ha sido eliminada. Nuestro departamento de Beneficios Públicos está a su disposición para ayudarle a acceder a los seguros de salud sin preocupación por su estatus de inmigración. Puede llamarnos al 202-745-6151.

Gender affirming care saves lives! Get connected to gender affirming care at Whitman-Walker Health. Email transhealth@wh...
05/02/2021
Gender-affirming surgery linked to better mental health, study finds

Gender affirming care saves lives! Get connected to gender affirming care at Whitman-Walker Health. Email [email protected].

“This study adds to a growing body of evidence showing affirmation in all forms can be life-saving for trans and gender-diverse people,” said lead author Anthony Almazan, a fourth-year medical student at Harvard Medical School. “Policies that limit access to care can put lives at risk. Our evidence shows we should be expanding gender-affirming care, not limiting it.”

#genderaffirmingcare #transisbeautiful #lgbtqhealth

“We should be expanding gender-affirming care, not limiting it,” the report's lead author said.

Happy birthday Max Robinson! Today, Max would have been 82 years old. Max was the first Black broadcast network news anc...
05/01/2021

Happy birthday Max Robinson! Today, Max would have been 82 years old. Max was the first Black broadcast network news anchor in the U.S. He is also the namesake of our health center in #Anacostia, DC and a founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists!

#MaxRobinson #SoutheastDC #blackjournalist #WhitmanWalker

New CDC recommendations for wearing masks!
04/30/2021

New CDC recommendations for wearing masks!

Our Public Benefits and Insurance Navigation Services are closed Wednesday, April 28, 2021 until 1 p.m. We apologize for...
04/28/2021

Our Public Benefits and Insurance Navigation Services are closed Wednesday, April 28, 2021 until 1 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nuestros Beneficios Públicos y los Servicios de Navegación de Seguros están cerrados el miércoles 28 de abril de 2021 hasta 1 p.m. Disculpe las molestias.

Our Public Benefits and Insurance Navigation Services are closed Wednesday, April 28, 2021 until 1 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nuestros Beneficios Públicos y los Servicios de Navegación de Seguros están cerrados el miércoles 28 de abril de 2021 hasta 1 p.m. Disculpe las molestias.

Rest in Power Waldon Adams. Thank you for your years of support and volunteerism with our Walk & 5K to End HIV and care ...
04/27/2021
Man, woman hit and killed at Hains Point were 'tireless advocates for ending homelessness'

Rest in Power Waldon Adams. Thank you for your years of support and volunteerism with our Walk & 5K to End HIV and care programs at Whitman-Walker.

“Waldon exemplified Whitman-Walker in everything he did as an ambassador for our organization. Waldon will truly be missed.”

-Dave Mallory, Director of Annual Giving at Whitman-Walker Foundation

U. S. Park Police confirm that 55-year-old Rhonda Whitaker and 60-year-old Waldon Adams of Washington, D. C. died after they were hit by a motorist on Saturday morning at Hains Point. Investigators are still looking into what led up to this incident. U. S. Park Police tell 7News that the driver of t...

Your best protection from #COVID19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least...
04/27/2021

Your best protection from #COVID19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds, and washing your hands often. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic.

Learn about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination so you’ll be ready when a vaccine is recommended: bit.ly/covidvaccinecdc

Your best protection from #COVID19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds, and washing your hands often. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic.

Learn about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination so you’ll be ready when a vaccine is recommended: bit.ly/covidvaccinecdc

It is official! The Trump Public Charge rule is no longer in effect. Our Public Benefits and Insurance Navigators are he...
04/26/2021

It is official! The Trump Public Charge rule is no longer in effect. Our Public Benefits and Insurance Navigators are here to help you access the care you need without worry about your immigration status. Call us at 202.745.6151.

¡Es oficial! La regulación de “Cargo Público” de la administración Trump, ha sido eliminada. Nuestro departamento de Beneficios Públicos está a su disposición para ayudarle a acceder a los seguros de salud sin preocupación por su estatus de inmigración. Puede llamarnos al 202-745-6151.

It is official! The Trump Public Charge rule is no longer in effect. Our Public Benefits and Insurance Navigators are here to help you access the care you need without worry about your immigration status. Call us at 202.745.6151.

¡Es oficial! La regulación de “Cargo Público” de la administración Trump, ha sido eliminada. Nuestro departamento de Beneficios Públicos está a su disposición para ayudarle a acceder a los seguros de salud sin preocupación por su estatus de inmigración. Puede llamarnos al 202-745-6151.

“Pixar is casting a youth voice-over role for an upcoming animated project. The character, Jess, is a 14-year-old transg...
04/24/2021
Pixar is looking for young trans actors to voice a trans teenage girl

“Pixar is casting a youth voice-over role for an upcoming animated project. The character, Jess, is a 14-year-old transgender girl. She’s compassionate, funny, and always has your back. We’re looking for actresses 12-17 years old who:

Are enthusiastic, outgoing, funny, and energetic
Feel comfortable acting in front of a microphone
Can authentically portray a 14-year-old transgender girl
If you know a child who fits the description and would like to audition for the role, her legal guardian should contact: [email protected]

Trans March shared a casting call from Pixar for a new project about a 14-year-old teenage trans girl named Jess. The flyer specifies that Pixar is looking for someone who can authentically voice her.

"Every April 23 since 1994 has been a day to remember my one-time beau (and a remarkable HIV/AIDS advocate) Bill Bailey,...
04/24/2021
Learning How to Honor a Departed Loved One’s Memory

"Every April 23 since 1994 has been a day to remember my one-time beau (and a remarkable HIV/AIDS advocate) Bill Bailey, who died on that date at 34 years old from an HIV-related brain lymphoma.

On the night we met in November 1985, Bill and I talked for hours about the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Bill at the time was a volunteer “buddy” for a man with AIDS, taking him grocery shopping or to a movie, being a friend during a very frightening time in the man’s life."

#HIV #AIDSbuddy

I choose to live life in a way that would make my loved ones proud.

"A federal vaccine advisory panel on Friday recommended the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine for people 18 an...
04/23/2021
CDC panel endorses use of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

"A federal vaccine advisory panel on Friday recommended the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine for people 18 and over, more than a week after the Biden administration called its used to be paused over a potential link to rare and severe blood clots."

Experts also said that women under 50 should be able to choose a different vaccine, citing an apparent risk of rare and severe blood clots from the shot.

Today is The Day of Silence.
04/23/2021

Today is The Day of Silence.

Read our latest Whitman-Walker InSight Blog post on the importance of including women in clinical research!"Among the wo...
04/23/2021
InSight: Including Women in Clinical Research - Whitman Walker

Read our latest Whitman-Walker InSight Blog post on the importance of including women in clinical research!

"Among the women in our [Whitman-Walker] #research program, 90.7% are women of color, 27.8% are LGBQ+, and 32.5% are trans and gender expansive. Whitman-Walker Institute sets specific study enrollment goals for transgender women to address underrepresentation of trans women in clinical trials that are important for transgender health. 84% of the women in our studies are DC residents, and the majority of these residents live in Ward 8 (24.1%), Ward 7 (15.1%), Ward 5 (13.9%), and Ward 1 (12.5%)."

#WhitmanWalkerInSight #WhitmanWalker #ResearchSavesLives

Along with healthcare centers and research sites across the country, the Whitman-Walker Institute is partnering with the American Red Cross and blood donation organizations to reach out to gay and bis*xual men about a new research study regarding blood donation eligibility. The study is called Asses...

No Arm Left Behind! Walk-ins are welcome at Greenbelt Metro Community Vaccination Center, accessible by foot, bike, bus,...
04/23/2021

No Arm Left Behind! Walk-ins are welcome at Greenbelt Metro Community Vaccination Center, accessible by foot, bike, bus, metro, or car.
#GoVaxGreenbelt #GoVaxMaryland

¡Atención residentes del condado de Prince George's! El Centro de Vacunación de la Comunidad de Greenbelt está vacunando residentes sin cita previa.

"For D.C. residents, a step-by-step guide provided by LGBTQ clinic Whitman-Walker Health notes that there may be some di...
04/22/2021
Every time I pull out my ID, I deadname myself. Transgender people can't live like this.

"For D.C. residents, a step-by-step guide provided by LGBTQ clinic Whitman-Walker Health notes that there may be some difficulties in obtaining an updated driver's license at the DMV before the applicant’s social security card has been updated.

The process for me could take up to six months, a Whitman-Walker Health lawyer told me."

Did you know that the first person to ever receive an ID with an "X" gender marker in the U.S. was a client with Whitman-Walker Legal Services? Support our pro bono legal services at Going the Extra Mile 2021 on May 20th! Donate & RSVP: tinyurl.com/extramile2021

I know who I am. But all my identifying documents don't match my gender identity.

None of the #COVID19 vaccines currently in development in the United States uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. Yo...
04/22/2021

None of the #COVID19 vaccines currently in development in the United States uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. You may have symptoms like a fever after you get a vaccine. This is normal and a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19.

Learn more about the facts behind COVID-19 vaccines: bit.ly/covidvaccinecdc

None of the #COVID19 vaccines currently in development in the United States uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. You may have symptoms like a fever after you get a vaccine. This is normal and a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19.

Learn more about the facts behind COVID-19 vaccines: bit.ly/covidvaccinecdc

"Given the higher burden of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions among transgender men and women, th...
04/22/2021
Gender-affirming hormone therapy may increase risk of high blood pressure | BIDMC of Boston

"Given the higher burden of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions among transgender men and women, these new findings underscore the importance of monitoring blood pressure and other preventive screening measures in transgender patients especially after beginning hormone therapies. The study appears in Hypertension, a journal of the American Heart Association."

We are proud to share that our own, Eleanor Sarkodie, M.P.H., Manager of Data Analytics at Whitman-Walker Institute, and Deborah Goldstein, M.D., former Director of Clinical Research at Whitman-Walker Institute, were co-authors on this important study! Learn more about Whitman-Walker clinical research at whitmanwalkerimpact.org.

In a new study, BIDMC researchers find that gender-affirming hormone therapy is associated with blood pressure changes in transgender patients. Learn more.

"Researchers at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and Scripps Research said the vaccine had success in producing...
04/21/2021
Potential HIV vaccine utilizing same mRNA technology as COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in early human trial

"Researchers at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and Scripps Research said the vaccine had success in producing rare immune cells that trigger antibodies to keep the virus from mutating. The response was shown in 97% of participants who received the vaccine, according to the organizations."

#HIV #HIVvaccine

A potential HIV vaccine that utilizes he same mRNA technology as the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna is showing promising results.

"The Brem Foundation maximizes women’s chances of finding curable breast cancer through expert education about early det...
04/21/2021
Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer

"The Brem Foundation maximizes women’s chances of finding curable breast cancer through expert education about early detection, access to diagnostic tests for women in need, and physician training."

RSVP for their upcoming Empower Hour on May 5th at 6PM. Register: https://learn.bremfoundation.org/brem-empower-hour-2021

The Brem Foundation helps women find breast cancer early, when they have the best chance for survival.

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