Our Mission

Triad Health Project provides emotional and practical support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, to their loved ones, and to those at risk for HIV/AIDS; implements strategies to educate those at risk and the community about HIV/AIDS; and advocates locally, regionally, and nationally for individuals and groups infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.


Our Vision
We will stand together for as long as it takes until HIV/AIDS is no more, working together to promote enlightenment, dignity, acceptance, understanding, and love, demonstrating that we are not only enduring this epidemic, but prevailing over it.

 

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Did you know that 37% of THP's funding comes from individuals just like you?  Now more than ever, your gifts play a tremendous part in helping THP fulfill its mission.  When you contribute to THP in any amount, you stand with us in the fight, and you stand up for everyone we serve.  

 

Thank You!
Inside THP   
Monthly Musings from THP's Executive Director
    

 

"Tell yourself: None of this ever had to happen. And then go make it stop, with whatever breath you have left. Grief is a sword, or it is nothing."

 

~Paul Monette, "Last Watch of the Night: 

Essays Too Personal and Otherwise"


 

Sometimes we forget.

 

I recently had a chance to see the Oscar nominated documentary, "How to Survive a Plague," about the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic when a group of activists began fighting for their own lives.

 

It is a wrenching film to watch - a lot of the footage is raw and grainy and puts the pain and terror and anguish of those days right in your face.

 

Sometimes we forget that it took this group of activists - the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and the Treatment Action Group - to get the attention of doctors and scientists and politicians and demand the development of - and access to - life-saving medications.

 

Sometimes we forget that many people living with HIV/AIDS in the late '80s and early 90's walked around with KS - Kaposi's Sarcoma - legions on their face - the telltale sign of the "gay man's cancer" as it was called back then. They were often treated like modern day lepers.

 

"How to Survive a Plague" documents the tragedies and triumphs behind the long journey to the discovery and accessibility of protease inhibitors - the most significant breakthrough in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

 

"All of these stories, these huge epic undertakings, nobody knew about them," says director David France. "We want to make sure everyone does."

 

One of the activists featured prominently in the film, Spencer Cox, died late last year, from complications of AIDS. He was 44 years old.

 

Peter Staley, another co-founder of ACT UP and TAG, ended his eulogy to Cox with the Monette passage quoted at the beginning of my message to you.

 

Sometimes we forget that people still die from this epidemic - that people still live in fear under the crushing veil of stigma - that some people living with HIV/AIDS in our community go without every night - without shelter, without food, without access to medical care.

 

We will not forget and your continuing support keeps us true to our mission and honors all of those brave individuals that gathered together all those years ago. Their rallying cry is as relevant today as it ever was.

 

ACT UP, Fight Back, Fight AIDS!

  

 

 

Addison Ore

Executive Director

 

 

Note: This film is now available for instant streaming on Netflix and will be available on DVD on Feb. 26th. 

Client Success Story of the Month

THP Case Manager, Tammi Mitchell, shares her experience with a client, who was referred for Medical Case Management services through our partnership with the RegionalCenter for Infectious Diseases at Moses Cone.

 

"J" is a 55 year old man who had recently moved to Greensboro from the western part of the state. "J" had been diagnosed with throat cancer and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. The additional stress from a dysfunctional relationship made it difficult for him to keep track of his medical appointments and to take his medications as prescribed.

 

Once he connected with THP, Tammi provided him with encouragement and support to establish goals and develop a plan to address his needs. His health improved as he started taking medications and adhered to his treatment plan. Last year, he was hit by a car and broke his nose, ribs, and ankle. Tammi visited him multiple times in the hospital, provided transportation to several medical appointments, and helped him to apply for a housing program.

 

With limited housing options, Tammi jumped at the chance to help "J" obtain independent, stable housing and terminate the relationship with his girlfriend. "J" now has his own transportation and is able to get to his appointments independently. Having much more stability in his life and wanting to give back, "J" volunteered to help another client move into their new home in late December.  

 
Cooking with Ninevah

 The Very Best Burgers 

(makes 4-5 patties)

 

THP's favorite chef reports that this is one of her husband, Dan's, favorite recipes - so it must be good!

 
  • 1 lb lean, ground beef (90 - 94% lean)
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • tsp chili powder
  • tsp ground cumin
  • tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp toasted wheat germ (available in the cereal section at the grocery store)
  • cup catsup

In a large bowl, combine all sauce and seasoning ingredients. Add the ground beef to the sauce/seasoning mixture, blending the beef and seasonings gently, until mixed. Shape the meat mixture into patties and place in a skillet that has been coated with cooking spray and warmed over medium heat.  Cook approximately 4 - 5 minutes per side to desired doneness.

 

Check out Ninevah's website for more recipes and cooking class info

In This Issue

Monthly Musings

DFF Save the Date

Shelby Smoak Reading

Client Success Story

Welcome Tara!

Cover Your Lover Benefit

Cooking with Ninevah

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Save the Date!
  

Mark your calendars for the 

24th Annual Dining for Friends

Grand Dessert Finale

on May 18, 2013 

at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum

 

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Reading @ HG
THP is proud to welcome Shelby Smoak for a reading from his memoir, Bleeder, at Higher Ground on Feb. 7 at 1 pm. Smoak, a former UNCG professor, is a hemophiliac who discovered that he had been infected with the HIV virus during a blood transfusion as a teen. Smoak will read from his book and discuss living with HIV/AIDS, the stigma he has faced, and his journey to find love and acceptance.
 
 Copies of his memoir will be available for purchase and signing. This event is open to the public and we hope to see you there!

 

Click here to read 

the press release.

Welcome Tara!
THP is proud to welcome Tara Smith as our newest case manager in our Greensboro Office.

A recent graduate of the UNCG Social Work program, Tara brings a great deal of energy to her new role and already had some great practical experience with some of our community partners through her internships. 

Tara has a keen interest in working with people living with HIV/AIDS  and we know she will be a great asset to our team.

Cover Your Lover Benefit
Looking for something fun to do Valentine's weekend? Chemistry Nightclub - Greensboro, NC is hosting the "Cover Your Lover" benefit for Triad Health Project on Friday, Feb. 15th. We will be offering with FREE HIV/ Syphilis testing from 10pm to 12 midnight. See you there!
 
Thank You Bliss & Co
Thank you to our friends at Bliss & Co. Salon on Elm, who held a food drive to benefit the THP pantry! Our pantry has been on the verge of crisis as food donations have been very low, so their donation is quite timely and very much appreciated.
 
  
Thanks Bliss & Co.!
Triad Health Project 

continues to offer FREE and Confidential  HIV/ STI Testing on Mondays between 5 and 7 pm. 

  • No appointment necessary.
  • FREE condoms available upon request.
  • Tests include screening for HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia.
Get tested and know your status!!!
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Greensboro

801 Summit Avenue

P.O. Box 5716

Greensboro, NC 27435

(336) 275-1654

 

High Point

620 English Road

P.O. Box 616

High Point, NC 27262

(336) 884-4116

 

www.triadhealthproject.com