President Obama on the 35th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America

Statement by the President on the 35th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America

On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on what would later be understood as the first documented cases of AIDS. The past 35 years tell a story that bends from uncertainty, fear, and loss toward resilience, innovation, and hope.

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Activist Spotlight: Jack Mackenroth

Jack Mackenroth rose to fame as a fashion designer on season 4 of the hit reality show, Project Runway. During the show he disclosed his HIV-positive status. Since that time he has used his visibility to draw attention and awareness to HIV issues. After being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1989, Mackenroth has worked tirelessly to combat the stigma associated with HIV by living openly and being a role model through his professional and athletic endeavors.

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Q & A With Jack Mackenroth for HelloGorgeous Magazine: “Jack of All Trades”

THIS IS THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Find the original article in Dutch in Hello Gorgeous HERE. Jack Mackenroth (46) is nationally known in the US for taking part in the popular reality show Project Runway in 2007. In it he was very open about his HIV status. Since then he speaks openly about reducing HIV stigma . Hello Gorgeous spoke with him recently. HG: How would you describe yourself? Where are you from? Where do you live now? What do you do for a… Read more

Health Education Learning Project (HELP) Launches #ImGladIknow Video Contest With $400 Prize!

The #ImGladIknow campaign is an HIV empowerment social media project. It is designed to band our community together and show pride in knowing the facts associated with HIV. Knowledge is power! And we should all be celebrated for taking control, knowing our status and learning about treatment options, transmission and prevention options. Make your own one minute video about a personal experience regarding HIV (you do not have to be HIV-positive) and submit it via YouTube at Helpfw.org and you have a chance to… Read more

Gone Viral: The HIV Shower Selfie Challenge Raises Awareness and Funds

Soapy, Sexy Shower Selfies With The Hashtag #weareALLclean Brings Attention to HIV Stigma 100 Percent Of Donations Benefitting HIV/AIDS Nonprofits Housing Works and amfAR   INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Take a selfie or short video of yourself in the shower or bath and/or DONATE! **NO EXPLICIT NUDITY** 2) Post your photo now on  all social media platforms with the caption “Take HIV Shower Selfie Challenge raise $$ for AIDS cure bit.ly/CUREAIDS #weareALLclean” 3) Nominate 3 or more other people to participate! 4) DONATE! Please consider a donation if… Read more

BRAKING AIDS®: Jack Mackenroth Raises $47,555 and Sets Individual Fundraising Record

#TheMackPack, a Breakout 19-Person Cycling Team Debuts,  Raises $128,700 For Housing Works   NEW YORK, NY (Sept 24, 2014)–Two months ago Jack Mackenroth, a well-known HIV activist and novice cyclist, committed to BRAKING AIDS® Ride, a 3-day 300 mile bike ride from Boston to New York to benefit Housing Works in NYC.  As a lifelong athlete Jack had faith that with the right training and equipment the ride would be extremely challenging but doable. The fundraising piece was a different… Read more

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