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!
Monthly Musings from THP's Executive Director

 

"If you want to go fast, go alone; 

if you want to go far, go together."

~ Kenyan Proverb

 

We are always happy to host visitors to THP but last month we were particularly honored to host six participants from the International Visitor Leadership Program. 

 

This program is the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program and can claim among its alumni over 320 former and current chiefs of state and heads of government.

 

Our guests from Australia, Haiti, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, and Nigeria, are all currently working in human rights, including HIV/AIDS issues, in their respective countries and were hand picked for this trip.

 

As we met with them around the conference table in our board room, I thought about how the world can sometimes be a small place - as I looked at everyone's iPhones and iPads on the table. And indeed, our exchanges brought to light our similarities much more than our differences.

 

The stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS is a huge issue in their countries, too, and we shared ideas about reducing that stigma and increasing prevention and education outreach efforts.

 

Our 90 minutes together raced by and their State Department escort had to pull them away to get on the bus to their next stop.

 

As we exchanged warm handshakes and smiles as we bid them goodbye, I could only hope that they were as inspired by their visit as we were.

 

Yours in Community,

 

 

To learn more about the International Visitor Leadership Program click here.

Project Shimmy Needs Your Help!
We are very excited and grateful that our friends at  Twisted Dance Studios and Torque Bellydance are planning the 5th Annual Project Shimmy, benefiting Triad Health Project!
 
Want to help them jump start their fundraising efforts? You can donate online today!
 
Purchase tickets for the 5th Annual Project Shimmy

 on September 14 @ Greensboro College

 
Prevention News

Beginning this month, I'm excited to offer Counseling Services at THP. The counseling is tailor made for HIV-positive clients, as well as HIV-negative individuals who are at high risk for HIV and STDs and struggle with issues such as substance use, plus physical, emotional and mental health.  In addition, I will offer one-on-one education about HIV and STDs, assistance in dealing with HIV/STD related stigma, disclosure of status, condom negotiation skills, healthy relationships, and building positive self esteem from a client-centered, strength based approach.

 

Kevin Varner, Director of Prevention and Education

Our current and future clients will benefit from this new service. In partnership with THP case managers, client-centered counseling will help clients build and maintain HIV and STD risk reduction behaviors; achieve their goals toward optimal health, stigma reduction, disclosure of status, encourage healthy relationships and strength-based self-esteem for HIV positive men and women.

THP Mentors TQF Participant
Lakecia Owens, THP Women's Health Educator, has been selected to serve as a youth mentor to Shaperia Pegram through The Queen's Foundation Powerhouse Project.  Lakecia says,"This mentorship is has been very rewarding because the relationship I have with Shaperia is like the mentor I never had. It feels good to be a part of a program that gives opportunity to all girls, despite socioeconomic disparities."

 

Former Miss North Carolina USA 2010, Nadia Shirin Moffett is the founder of The Queen's Foundation. TQF exclusively selects middle and high school young women of low-income homes and/or "enrichment region" schools to offer educational and career exploration year-round programs locally and in various counties across North Carolina.

 

Cooking with Ninevah

 Several years ago, while visiting friends in Denver, Colorado, I ordered a rice salad at Cherry Creek Grill which was a blend of herbed rice with corn, onion, dried fruit and almonds.  While savoring every bite of this most excellent salad, I focused on each ingredient with the plan to recreate this tasty treat when I returned to my own kitchen...and within 24 hours of returning home, I created my version of the recipe.  While it is not quite the same as the original...it is still delicious! 
 

Denver Rice Salad

(Serves 6)

  • 1 cup organic wild rice
  • 1 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • tsp fine sea salt
  • tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • tsp dried thyme leaves
  • tsp dried, crushed sage leaves
  • 3 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
  • kernels from 1 ear of fresh corn
  • 2 Tbsp diced red onion
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • cup organic dried cherries (chopped to make 2 Tbsp)
  • cup thinly sliced almonds, broken into small pieces 

In a medium saucepan, bring broth, salt, pepper, thyme leaves and sage leaves to a boil. Add rice, stirring into broth mixture. When broth/rice mixture returns to a boil, cover the pan and reduce heat to simmer for approximately 20 minutes until the rice is tender and the broth is almost absorbed. Stir the corn kernels into the hot rice mixture in the pan, and then add the onion, cilantro, chopped dried cherries and almonds. Mix the white balsamic vinegar and the olive oil together in a small bowl, then toss the vinegar/oil with the rice mixture until blended.  Can be served warm, at room temperature or chilled. 

 

Check out Ninevah's website for more recipes

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Mark's Mentions
Many people talk about how beautiful Higher Ground is - and it is. But if it is only beauty, if it is only light, it is not community at all. In community, sooner or later, your heart will be broken; you will face your own ego, fears and prejudice; someone will find and push your buttons. Community can be ugly; but ironically it is only community that can transform such ugliness again and again into the deeper beauty that so attracts us. Jean Varnier of the L'Arche  Community offers many sacred reminders. Here's one: "A community is not an abstract ideal.
Mark Cassity, Director of Higher Ground
We are not striving for perfect community. Community is not an ideal; it is people. It is you and I. In community we are called to love people just as they are with their wounds and their gifts, not as we would want them to be.
 
 
Share the Harvest
We are grateful to Share The Harvest of Guilford County
  for organizing local community gardens and grocery stores to help provide our clients and many other worthy organizations in our community with healthy, nutritious food. 
It's a big help at times like this when our pantry is so low, that we've had to make retail purchases of canned goods for the past 12 weeks. If you can spare some non-perishable items or overgrowth from your personal garden, please think of our client food pantry!
Sex is Not for Sissies!
Sex is Not for Sissies!" is a candid, tell-it-like-it-is seminar on intimacy and relationships, sexual literacy, safer sexual practices and a fulfilling sex life. This fun, fact-filled, ladies night out is designed to provide the answers to questions you have been afraid to ask and questions you didn't know you needed to ask. The program is for women of all ages who want more joy in their lives. 
 
Learn more by visiting  www.sexisnotforsissies.com. September 14, 2013 Embassy Suites - Airport, Greensboro.

 

Conducted by:

Valda Boyd Ford, MPH, MS, 
Chief Executive Officer

Center for Human Diversity

 

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THP in the HPE!
We're delighted to share this story from the High Point Enterprise featuring a Dining for Friends Party in High Point. A special thanks to Todd Nabors for organizing this progressive DFF party!


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THP continues to offer free and confidential testing every Monday night from 5-7 pm. 
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Chlamydia 
*Free condoms available 
on request
 
Our prevention and education team is also available to conduct on-site testing and presentations.  To inquire about this service, contact Kevin.

                           

                                    Greensboro                                                                        High Point

                           801 Summit Avenue                                                       620 English Road

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

                       Greensboro, NC 27435                                                 High Point, NC 27262

                              (336) 275-1654                                                               (336) 884-4116

 

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