Oct
31
3:00pm 3:00pm

Halloween Dance Off!

The Alliance for Positive Change invites you to a Halloween Dance Off! 

Come by our Washington Heights community center for dance competitions, food and drink, and free HIV and STI testing. 

This event is open to MSMs (men who have sex with men) and trans-women. Click here to see the flyer.

For more information, contact Brandon “Pooh” Lee at 212-645-0875 ext. 713 or Brandon@alliance.nyc.

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National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
Oct
13
10:00am10:00am

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

  • The Alliance for Positive Change - Midtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In recognition of National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (October 15), the Alliance will be offering free, confidential HIV testing - in English and Spanish - at all of our community centers from 10am to 5pm (locations below) on Friday, October 13.

In 2014, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for 24% (10,887) of the estimated new HIV diagnoses in the United States and 6 dependent areas, despite making up 17% of the US population. Get tested for HIV. Knowing your HIV status gives you powerful information to help keep you and your partner healthy.

Testing Locations:

The Alliance - Midtown
64 W 35th Street, 3rd Floor

CASA Washington Heights
2036 Amsterdam Avenue

Keith Haring Harlem Center
315 E 104th Street, Suite 1

Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center
25 Allen Street

Click here for more information on the Alliance's free and confidential HIV testing services.

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The Positive Life Workshop at the Alliance
Sep
18
to Sep 22

The Positive Life Workshop at the Alliance

  • The Alliance for Positive Change - Midtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take control of your health! The Positive Life Workshop is conducting a new cycle starting September 18. The workshop will take place on September 18th , 19th,  20th , & the 22nd.

The Positive Life Workshop at the Alliance helps people living with HIV/AIDS who struggle with treatment adherence and/or engagement in healthcare, who are newly- diagnosed, and/or out-of- medical care.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Access health care
  • Cope with stress
  • Partner with your doctor
  • Deal with symptoms and side effects
  • Make decisions about HIV treatment
  • Disclose status to others
  • Practice safer sex
  • Recognize the effects of drugs and alcohol

Breakfast, lunch, and roundtrip MetroCards are provided each day! Participants receive a $50 gift card & certificate upon completion of all scheduled training days! All workshops are led by Alliance Peers.

For more information or to register, contact Lisaundra Dodson at 212-645-0875 ext. 434 or ashley@alliance.nyc

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RAW: Real Answers about Wellness
Sep
18
to Sep 20

RAW: Real Answers about Wellness

  • The Alliance for Positive Change (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Alliance for Positive Change invites you to attend RAW: Real Answers about Wellness. If you are a young man that has sex with other men and are looking for a 2-day educational workshop aimed at improving overall health and quality of life, then this is the workshop for you!

Topics will include:

  • Sexual Health
  • Gender, Sexuality and Culture
  • Relationships
  • Safer Sex
  • Relationship with Self

Participants must be HIV+ men who have sex with men (MSM), ages 18-29.

Dates: September 18th and September 20th
Time: 10AM – 4PM   
Where: The Alliance for Positive Change, 64 West 35th Street, 3rd Floor                  

MetroCards will be provided.

For more information or to register, please contact Bryan at 212 645-0875 ext. 320 or Christian at ext. 448.

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Overdose Prevention Training
Aug
31
2:30pm 2:30pm

Overdose Prevention Training

  • Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Alliance is bringing awareness to overdose prevention on International Overdose Awareness Day (Thursday, August 31). In 2016, New York City had 1,374 confirmed overdose deaths - a 46% increase from 2015. The Alliance is working to prevent future overdoses by offering free Naloxone training at the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (LESHRC).

Naloxone is a medication that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers. New Yorkers can get this free life-saving medication without prescription at many community-based organizations including LESHRC.

A free training on how to use Naloxone will be held at the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (25 Allen Street) starting at 2:30 PM. Trainings last approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

If you are interested in being trained, but cannot attend this date, please call 212-226-6333 to make an appointment.

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World Hepatitis Day - Free Hep C Testing
Jul
28
10:00am10:00am

World Hepatitis Day - Free Hep C Testing

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, and the Alliance is encouraging New Yorkers to get tested for hepatitis C. About 75% of Americans with hepatitis C don't know they're infected. Thanks to advances in treatment, hep C is now curable, but testing is important because the vast majority of people do not experience symptoms.

11am - Hepatitis Presentation (Sponsored by Gilead Sciences)
12pm - Community Lunch
1pm - Testimonials/ Panel Discussion

Visit any Alliance location for a free and confidential hep C test:

The Alliance - Midtown
64 W 35th Street, 3rd Floor

CASA Washington Heights
2036 Amsterdam Avenue

Keith Haring Harlem Center
315 E 104th Street, Suite 1

Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center
25 Allen Street

For more information on the Alliance's HIV and hep C testing services, visit alliance.nyc/get-tested.

 

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Summer Job Fair
Jun
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Summer Job Fair

The Alliance for Positive Change invites all participants and Peers to our Summer Job Fair!

Are you looking for work or to advance your skills with additional training?

  • The job fair will give you the chance to interact with local businesses and organizations that are looking to employ participants and Peers just like YOU.
  • Many local businesses and nonprofits will be represented.

MetroCards will be provided to registered Alliance clients. 

For more information, contact Suri Medina at (212) 645-0875 ext. 338.

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National HIV Testing Day
Jun
27
10:00am10:00am

National HIV Testing Day

Tuesday, June 27 marks the annual National HIV Testing Day! Alliance staff and Peers will be out in force encouraging New Yorkers to know their status and play their part in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We will be conducting free and confidential testing at several Duane Reade/Walgreens locations as well as our Midtown, East Harlem, Washington Heights, and Lower East Side community centers.

National HIV Testing Day Locations & Hours:

The Alliance - Midtown
64 W 35th Street, 3rd Floor
10am-4pm

CASA Washington Heights
2036 Amsterdam Avenue
10am-6pm

Duane Reade
300 W 135th Street
3-7pm

Keith Haring Harlem Center
315 E 104th Street, Suite 1
10am-3pm

Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center
25 Allen Street
10am-8pm

Walgreens
1 Penn Plaza
3-7pm

Walgreens
194 E 2nd Street
3-7pm

Click here for more information on the Alliance's free and confidential HIV testing services.

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"Kiki" Screening with Project P.U.S.H.
Jun
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

"Kiki" Screening with Project P.U.S.H.

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Join Project P.U.S.H. (PrEP Use Services for Health) for a special screening of the documentary "Kiki!" There will be refreshments, a raffle, and info on HIV prevention tools like PrEP and PEP.

"Kiki" highlights New York City's LGBTQ youth-of-color and Ball culture.

Film will start at 6 p.m.

Project P.U.S.H. is a program aimed at increasing the knowledge, access, and utilization of prevention services like PrEP and PEP for individuals of color and their partners who are at high risk of contracting HIV.

For more information, please contact Eric Driver at (212) 645-0875 ext. 351.

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mPowerment Open House - Fish Fry & Spades Tournament
Jun
9
3:00pm 3:00pm

mPowerment Open House - Fish Fry & Spades Tournament

The Alliance for Positive Change invites you to the 2nd annual mPowerment Open House!

This year's event will include a fish fry and spades tournament. Come enjoy a hot meal, play cards, and meet others in the community.

mPowerment is a HIV prevention program focused on addressing the needs of young gay and bisexual men.

For more information, contact Devon Boyd or Guy Williams at (212) 645-0875 ext. 348.

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Pride Month Events
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Pride Month Events

  • The Alliance - Various Locations (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate LGBTQ pride with the Alliance! We'll be hosting a variety of events focused on LGBTQ health and HIV prevention:

Community Promise Poetry Slam*
Wednesday, June 14, 5-6pm
The Alliance - Midtown, 64 W 35th St

Join us for poetry readings and spoken word performances. We'll also be distributing condoms, lube, and info on HIV prevention. Community Promise is a community-level intervention to promote progress toward consistent HIV prevention practices through community mobilization.

*This event is geared towards transgender women.

Safe Sex Saturday
Saturday, June 17, 12-5pm
CASA Washington Heights, 2036 Amsterdam Ave

Come learn how to make safer sex sexy! Let’s talk about ways to keep the pleasure going and still be safe. Join us on our first Saturday opening! Stop by grab a bite to eat.  Free HIV and Hep C testing will also be available. 

Health Fair
Tuesday, June 20, 10am-4pm
CASA Washington Heights, 2036 Amsterdam Ave

Learn about LGBTQ health and resources for the community. 

Trans Wellness Day
Wednesday, June 21, 10am-4pm
The Alliance - Midtown, 64 W 35th St

Come by the Alliance's main office to learn how to protect yourself from HIV, enjoy healthy relationships, and take advantage of resources for the trans community.

Free and confidential HIV testing will be available at all events. For more information on any event, call us at 212-645-0875.

Can't make an event? Look for us at Pride celebrations all month long!

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Peer Graduation
May
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Peer Graduation

  • Mt Sinai Medical Center - Icahn Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Alliance for Positive Change invites you to celebrate our newest Peer Educators!

Our latest Peers have recently completed our  Peer Recovery Education Program (PREP). PREP trains participants to become community leaders and help others living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.

Please join us to mark this special occasion as we recognize these graduates, hear their inspiring stories, and share the joy of Positive Change!

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Women's Wellness Day
May
5
9:30am 9:30am

Women's Wellness Day

The Alliance for Positive Change invites all women to our annual Women's Wellness Day! 

Schedule:

  • 9:30-10:30am Women Living with HIV discussion
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Women's Nutrition Jeopardy
  • 12:30-1:30pm Community Lunch
  • 1:30-2:30pm Women Appreciation Hour (RSVP to Jean Pierre-Louis at 212-645-0875 ext. 386)
  • 10am-4pm Free & Confidential HIV Testing

MetroCards will be provided.

For more information, please contact Jean Pierre-Louis at 212-645-0875 ext. 386.

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Mar
13
to Mar 17

Alliance Treatment Week

  • The Alliance for Positive Change (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Throughout the week, the Alliance will conduct workshops, activities, and panel discussions on treatment adherence strategies, understanding hepatitis C, PrEP and PEP, HIV treatment updates and more!

Contact Jean Pierre-Louis at 212.645.0875, x386 for more information.

Treatment Education Week 2017 Schedule
March 13, 2017 – March 17, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017
10:00am- 11:00am: Understanding & Living with HIV
Sponsored by Thera  

11:30am- 12:30pm: The Q&As of Successful Treatment
Adherence Regiment
 Sponsored by The Alliance & Island Care Pharmacy

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
10:00am- 11:00am: HIV & Healthy Eating
Sponsored by The Alliance  

11:30am- 12:30pm: Treatment Adherence
Sponsored by Janssen 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
10:00am- 11:00am: HIV & STI
Sponsored by Gilead sciences 

11:30am- 12:30pm: HIV for the newly diagnosed patient
Sponsored by ViiV 

Thursday, March 16, 2017
10:00am- 11:00am: Panel Discussion: The Utilization of Services for Health

11:30am- 12:30pm: Understanding Hepatitis C
Sponsored by Thera 

11:30am- 12:30pm: Ubicacion (En Espanol)
Sponsored by Janssen 

Friday, March 17, 2017
10:00am- 11:00am: Mental Health & HIV

11:30am- 12:30pm: Evolution of Treatment
Sponsored by Gilead Sciences

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Dec
1
9:00am 9:00am

World AIDS Day

ASCNYC’s commemoration of World AIDS Day takes place at the ASCNYC main office and is a full day of free events and activities. Our observance begins with a moving recitation of names, inspiring performances by ASCNYC Peer Educators, a poetry reading featuring members of our Creative Writing Workshop, and a delicious community lunch. Free and confidential HIV testing is available throughout the day. ASCNYC’s World AIDS Day observance draws a crowd of clients, staff, supporters, and friends.

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Nov
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

25th Anniversary Celebration & Changemaker Awards

25TH ANNIVERSARY
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
6:30PM – 10:00 PM
Tribeca Three Sixty◌ 
10 Desbrosses Street, New York City

2016 Changemakers
Olympic Hero Greg Louganis
Honorable Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Legal Champion Joseph Saltarelli of Hunton & Williams

Eat, Drink & Be Positive! 
VIP Host Javier Morgado, Executive Producer of NEW DAY on CNN
Walkabout tasting featuring divine bites courtesy of compassionate, culinary champions
Silent Auction & Live Auction with Cate Smit

About ASCNYC
All proceeds will benefit ASCNYC and directly support our programs and services helping New York’s most vulnerable get a second chance to reclaim their lives. 

For More Information Contact
Mitch Case, Communications Manager, at 212-645-0875, x324 | mitch@ascnyc.org or visit us at ascnyc.org   |   facebook.com/AIDSServiceCenterNYC   |   twitter.com/ASCNYC

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Oct
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Changemaker Awards and Celebration

For our 25th Anniversary, ASCNYC is planning a huge celebration in October 2016. Our Positive Changemakers Awards & Celebration will have a bigger buzz than any other and we will honor several individuals that have that have made a Positive Change in NYC over the last 25 years, especially those who have made the city healthier, safer, and livable especially to the communities that ASCNYC serves.  ASCNYC’s Positive Changemaker award recognizes the men and women whose generosity, vision, and selflessness inspire so many. To join our Changemakers Gala Committee or to become a sponsor, contact Brooke Brailey at brooke@ascnyc.org or call 212-645-0875 ext. 303.

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