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Talk reviewing ways U-M students can get involved locally, nationally, and internationally to help end AIDS.

Talk reviewing ways U-M students can get involved locally, nationally, and internationally to help end AIDS.

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  • Getting Involved to Help End AIDS
    Carrie Rheingans
    School of Public Health
    School of Social Work
    University of Michigan
    20 March 2011
  • Outline
    • Brief Overview
    • U-M Campus
    • Local Community
    • National
    • International
  • Brief Overview
    • 2004-2005: Project Community
    • 2006: HARC Volunteering
    • 2007-2008: HARC Staff
    • 2008-2011: Campaign to End AIDS, Youth action Institute
    • 2008-2009: Public Health/AmeriCorps
    • 2009: VíaLibre
    • 2009-2010: Social Work
    • 2010: Aizhixing, International AIDS Conference
  • U-M Campus
    • World AIDS Week: http://worldaidsweekum.wordpress.com/
    • Ginsberg Center’s SERVE Program: http://ginsberg.umich.edu/serve/
    • Includes alternative breaks: http://ginsberg.umich.edu/serve/asb/
    • Sexuality + Health Lab: https://www.sph.umich.edu/sexlab/sexlab_home.html
    • Red Cross Club: http://www.umich.edu/~redcross/
    • University Health Service: http://www.uhs.umich.edu/hivtestcounselor
    • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/urop/
  • Project Community/HARC
    • Sociology course based on Freire’sconcientization pedagogy
    • Course facilitator
    • Volunteer at HARC
    • Staffed the testing clinic
    • Later state-certified to do HIV test counseling
    • http://ginsberg.umich.edu/projectcommunity/
  • HIV/AIDS Resource Center (HARC)
    • Fundraising for general budget
    • Special events – dinners, silent auction, wine tasting, AIDS Walk
    • Community coalitions
    • SHOC, WAW
    • Attended trainings & conferences
    • http://hivaidsresource.org/
  • HARC Prevention Overview
    • Outreach
    • Where people congregate
    • Mobile unit to high-prevalence zip codes
    • Education
    • HIV 101 presentations
    • Part of HIV testing
    • During outreach
    • http://hivaidsresource.org/hiv-aids-prevention-education-and-training/
    • HIV Testing, Counseling, Referral
    • In clinics
    • Health departments
    • Mobile unit
    • Rapid, traditional
    • Anonymous, Confidential
  • Outreach
    • Mobile Unit
    • HIV testing
    • Hand out supplies
    • Syringe exchange
    • Hepatitis C testing
    • Referrals
    • Volunteers help a lot!
    • http://hivaidsresource.org/hiv-aids-prevention-education-and-training/outreach-services/
  • Outreach
    • Bar Outreach
    • Hand out supplies
    • Referrals
    • Promote HIV Testing
    • Volunteers help a lot!
  • HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral
    • Counseling = discuss client’s risk behavior, set safer behavior goals
    • Testing = obtain consent, collect sample
    • Referral = give info about other services of interest
    • http://hivaidsresource.org/hiv-testing/
  • C2EA/Youth Action Institute
    • Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA): http://www.c2ea.org/
    • Youth Action Institute (YAI): http://www.c2ea.org/events-actions/detail/youth-action-institute-2011/
    • We demand that our leaders:
    • Fully fund quality treatment and support services for all people living with HIV everywhere.
    • Ramp up HIV prevention at home and abroad, guided by science rather than ideology.
    • Increase research to find a cure, more effective treatments and better prevention tools.
    • Fight AIDS stigma and protect the civil rights of all people with HIV and AIDS everywhere.
    • Understand the vital role safe and stable housing plays in prevention and treatment and incorporate housing as a structural intervention for both.
  • C2EA/Youth Action Institute
  • AmeriCorps
    • National service program
    • Peace Corps
    • Teach for America
    • Served 1800+ hours, 11 months
    • Living stipend, education award
    • Team-based
    • http://www.aidsunited.org/community-impact/americorps
  • AmeriCorps Projects
  • Public Health Internship
    • HIV testing, counseling, & referral (including in Spanish)
    • Community education, guest lectures, outreach
    • Volunteer coordination
    • Social media support
    • Community coalitions
    • SHOC, WAW, MiCASH, C2EA
  • VíaLibre
    • ASO in Lima, Peru
    • Serves most of Peru
    • Outreach/testing trip
    • Training with staff
    • Trainings with youth
    • Website development with youth voices
    • http://vialibre.org.pe/
  • VíaLibre
  • Social Work Internship
    • Social media guidelines
    • Interview board, staff
    • Grant writing
    • Present at conferences
    • Sex::Tech (Feb 2010)
    • NASW-MI (April 2010)
    • Community coalitions
    • SexLabresearch: https://www.sph.umich.edu/sexlab/sexlab_home.html
  • Social Work Internship
    • C2EA Community Conversation with the White House Office for National AIDS Policy
    • November 2009
    • 100+ attendees
    • Feedback to ONAP about HIV in Michigan
  • Social Work Internship
  • Social Work Internship II
    • Beijing Aizhixing Institute – 1st conference on HIV and social work
    • Social workers and HIV organization staff from across China
  • Social Work Internship II
  • International AIDS Conference 2010
    • Bi-yearly international meeting of health professionals, researchers, community members, and people at risk for HIV infection
    • Hundreds of activists
    • Sex workers’ and drug users’ rights, AIDS meds issues, funding conflicts
  • International AIDS Conference 2010
  • International AIDS Conference 2010
  • Future Work
    • Hire me and I’ll tell you 
    • Questions?
    • Comments?
    • Corrections?
  • Carrie Rheinganscrheinga@umich.edu
    www.crheinga.wordpress.com
    www.hivaidsresource.org
    www.americorps.gov
    www.sph.umich.edu
    www.ssw.umich.edu
    http://vialibre.org.pe
    www.umichsph.wordpress.com