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HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness

HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness

September 18, is the National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. At The Project, we thought you should know a few reasons why it is important in 2019 to recognize older populations living with HIV. With the advancement of treatments for HIV/AIDs it is possible for...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Folkers

Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Folkers

How did you hear about Volunteering at PHC? I saw the PHC mobile unit during the Des Moines PRIDE and asked about the opportunities available. What interests you in volunteering? It’s a way to spend my free time helping a cause that’s important to me while making the...

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September Events and Programs

September Events and Programs

It's time to register for September programs and events! At The Project, we offer various free programs and events throughout the year to support clients living with HIV. Each of the events listed below does require pre-registration with your case manager. We look...

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Wellness for Women: Physical Activity for Overall Wellness

Wellness for Women: Physical Activity for Overall Wellness

Join us for our September meeting of The Project's monthly support and social group for women living with HIV. This month’s topic will cover how to increase your mobility and flexibility Learn how to safely increase your physical activity and become more fit and...

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Nutrition and Wellness Program: Crockpot Cooking

Nutrition and Wellness Program: Crockpot Cooking

Join us for The Project's quarterly Nutrition and Wellness Program! Get ready for fall, and learn how to prepare some tasty and healthy crockpot meals. All clients of The Project who attend will receive a FREE crockpot! Come hungry, and bring a friend. When: Monday,...

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Begin: Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Management Program

Begin: Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Management Program

BE HEALTHY. BE FIT. BE HAPPY. This healthy lifestyle program emphasizes eating for good health, weight loss and being physically active. Begin™ is not a “diet”- Begin™ is a plan to help with lifelong wellness. This program will be facilitated by a...

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Videos

Video: Story of Acceptance

In addition to facing early-onset aging and certain medical concerns earlier than people without HIV might expect to develop them, long-term survivors also are likely to experience mental and emotional health challenges, such as stigma, bereavement, survivor’s guilt, as well as chronic exposure to trauma, both related to HIV and predating HIV.

Video: Story of Hope

The number of Black women diagnosed with HIV has fallen 42 percent (from 2005 – 2014). That means we’re making progress. But Black women still have the highest HIV infection rate among women of other races and ethnicities. The HIV infection rate for Black women is nearly 16 times that of White women and 5 times that of Hispanic women.

Video: Story of Resilience

When he was diagnosed with HIV, Roger was told to get his affairs in order. 25 years later, Roger is still alive and living his life to the fullest.