Friday, April 20, 2012

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force

The year is 2012 and it has been 30 years since the CDC has reported the first cases of HIV/AIDS in America. We've come along way in sharing knowledge and prevention. One facet of keeping up the work in prevention and all things that are included in is making a difference and donation to help the cause. My friend, writer and poet Shennod Moore, has been working with PATF on their spring donation drive. I asked him a few questions about the organization and the drive.

Kaos Blac: Tell me more about the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force.

Shennod Moore: The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force is an organization that helps people living with HIV and helps to prevent the sppread of HIV. PATF (for short) provides a full service food pantry for HIV positive individuals, housing, case management, legal services, emergency funds for low income HIV positive people who need help with rent, gas, electricity. PATF also has a pharmacy program that provides medications at a discount and with no-copay. PATF also provides supportive services.

Kaos Blac:  Can you tell me more about the Spring Campaign for the organization.

Shennod Moore:  The Red Ribbon Campaign is from a challenge grant for Coordinated Care Network (our pharmacy) they will match the total donoations up to 1000.00. Through the campaign people can:

Make a difference by: 
  • $25 will purchase two rapid HIV testing kits, allowing two individuals to learn their HIV status. 
  • $50 will provide three bags of nutritious food to four people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • $100 will provide over 1,000 condoms for distribution to high risk individuals.
  • $250 will provide two HIV-positive people with assistance with medical copays.

They can donate at DONATE NOW @
Reference Shennod Moore in the comments section.

Also you can check out some of Shennod's books for your e-reader or in print @ Amazon.

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