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.




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


I'm fairly certain Robin Lane won't mind if I out myself as having a crush on her husband, Tim.


Yes, I'm mad about Dr. Lane and have been since the first day I met him.


And I always call him Dr. Lane even though he has told me on numerous occasions to call him Tim. I just can't bring myself to call a hero by his first name.


Dr. Lane retired last month after 31 years as an infectious disease specialist at Moses Cone Hospital. At Cone, Dr. Lane was not only a clinician but also a teacher, and knowing him for the past nine years has been an advanced education in the humanity of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


Dr. Lane treated the first AIDS patients in Greensboro in the early 80's, when the disease was called GRID - Gay-related Immune Deficiency. He has shared with me stories of frightened nurses and hospital staff having the courage to don gowns and latex gloves to care for people with this terrifying new disease.


And Dr. Lane himself was schooled by the epidemic. "This virus and its syndrome have humbled me and taught me the importance of the ageless ideals of medicine: humane caring for others regardless of circumstances," he said in a presentation to THP staff a few years ago.


I asked him to speak in remembrance of THP's 25th anniversary and he held us all in rapt attention with his stories, his laughter, and his tears. I love Dr. Lane because he is generous with all of these things.


And our community has been changed in innumerable ways by his presence and compassion.


So if you happen to cross paths with him, perhaps offer a thank you for his tireless service - and maybe even a hug. I can personally attest to the fact that Dr. Lane is a great hugger.


But I'm still not going to call him Tim.


Wishing you fair winds and following seas, my friend.


Dr. Lane and Addison Ore

With heartfelt gratitude,


Addison Ore

Executive Director

How to Turn a Day into a Month

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day.  I've been on the phone with Dennis Jenkins, director of outreach and testing at the Guilford County Health Department this week, trying to schedule events for that day.  While we were talking, we both came to this conclusion together:  Who says National HIV testing day has to be just one day? So, we've decided to schedule opportunities for testing and outreach all month long.


Since I'm a bit of an instigator, and I prefer to ask for forgiveness over permission, I think "June is busting out all over" with a perfect opportunity for record-setting testing at THP.


Here's how YOU can help:  Post to your Facebook friends, tell your co-workers, your youth group, your book club, and your bag boy at the grocery store that it's now six months into 2013 -- the PERFECT time to get that 6 month testing follow-up to KNOW YOUR STATUS.


Remember:  KNOWING YOUR STATUS is one of the best ways to keep from spreading HIV and STDs to others, along with using condoms.  So, please help THP usher in this month as National HIV/STD Testing Month. 


Come see us on Monday from 5-7pm. 

You'll be glad you did.



Kevin Varner

Director of Prevention and Education

2013 Triad Nurse of Distinction
Pat Gibbons, RN, Director of Beacon Place and longtime HIV/AIDS advocate/THP Board Member, was nominated and chosen as one of the top ten Triad Nurse of Distinction finalists. 

Gibbons has lead Beacon Place, a 14-room hospice facility at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, since it opened in 1996. 


Gibbons  work with HIV/AIDS extends beyond the Triad. She was involved in the development of the Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, a project led by Virginia-based FHSSA, in the mid-2000s, as well as a documentary about the epidemic in 2005.


Pat is very deserving of this distinction and we are very proud of her service to our community.

Cooking with Ninevah

 This is the time of year when fresh strawberries are abundant at farmers' markets and grocery stores. Even though we usually think of ripe berries as a delicious dessert, they can also be paired with chicken to enhance a salad.  Try this recipe and I guarantee you'll change your ideas about how to eat strawberries!

Herbed Chicken, Goat Cheese & Strawberry Salad

(Serves 2)

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (approximately 6 oz.)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
  • ½ tsp dried thyme leaves
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ oz. goat cheese, divided
  • ½ Fuji apple, washed, cored and divided in half
  • 2 ½ oz. mixed leaf lettuce, washed and patted dry with a towel or dried in a salad spinner
  • 4 strawberries, washed, dried and capped
  •  For garnish: 
    • Thinly sliced almonds 
    • Coarsely grated Parmesan cheese
  • For dressing: 
    • 1 Tbsp+1 tsp olive oil
    • 1 Tbsp+1 tsp balsamic vinegar 

Whisk together the olive oil, rosemary, thyme, sea salt and pepper. Add the chicken breast to the olive oil/herb marinade, turning to coat both sides.


Divide the goat cheese and crumble it evenly between two plates.  Thinly slice each apple quarter and cut each slice into 1 inch pieces and distribute the apple pieces evenly over the goat cheese on each plate. Divide the washed and dried lettuce between the two plates, placing it over the apples and crumbled goat cheese. Thinly slice the washed strawberries and arrange slices around each side of the plate, using two strawberries per plate.


Sauté the marinated chicken breast on medium heat until done (approx. 5 - 6 mins. per side). Use a serrated knife to slice chicken thinly. Divide the chicken between the two plates.


Dressing: Whisk the olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl until completely mixed, then spoon the dressing over the chicken, strawberries and lettuce.


Garnish: Sliced almonds and shredded Parmesan cheese as desired.


chicken strawberry salad  

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

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Well, you did it again. In spite of some soggy weather and a concert crowd at the Greensboro Coliseum, you came out in droves to support Triad Health Project's 24th Annual Dining for Friends Dessert Gala.


We cheered you as you came through the doors but we could never thank you enough for your compassion and generosity for people living with HIV/AIDS in our community.


We are well on our way to making our goal for this year's event but if you weren't able to attend a Dining for Friends party, there's still time to share your support.  You can mail your check to THP, PO Box 5716, Greensboro, NC 27435 

or donate online . 


Mark's Mentions
Kanuga sign  
One weekend per year it's different: We gather in community; we sing and we laugh and we eat our fill. We meet brothers and sisters in support groups, alternative therapies, the arts, exercise, sport and liturgy. We dance, we pray, we hug and we cry. We remember. We find our healing in candles, solitude and conversation. We rest for a while, away from a world reeling with stigma, ignorance and fear. 
Fifty-two weeks per year this all happens at Higher Ground; one weekend (the 2nd in June) we do these things in the North Carolina mountains at the Episcopal Church-sponsored HIV/AIDS Retreat. 
To all THP supporters who help make this singular event possible, thank you and bless you! (And consider coming with us next year!)



Mark Cassity, Director of Higher Ground

June Calendar
June is...
HIV/STD Testing Month
LGBT Pride Month
Rainbow People

Triad Pride Men's Chorus Presents....
"The Big Gay Sing"
Tickets: $15 in advance / 
$20 at the door

June 8, 8pm
Greensboro Day School
Sloan Theatre 
June 15, 8pm
UNC School of the Arts 
Watson Hall


June 14
Flag Day
  Flag Day

June 16
Father's Day


June 27
National HIV Testing Day
national hiv testing day 2013 


                                    Greensboro                                                                        High Point

                           801 Summit Avenue                                                       620 English Road

                                 P.O. Box 5716                                                                   P.O. Box 616

                       Greensboro, NC 27435                                                 High Point, NC 27262

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