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ASC Ethiopia - Celebrating 10 Years of Service

ASC Ethiopia is celebrating 10 years of service and has accomplished so much in that time. We are so proud of the accomplishments and have an eye towards a bright future.

 

 

 

"Do the Right Thing: Know You're HIV Status"

In the African and Caribbean immigrant community, there are countless barriers to testing, treatment and care related to HIV and AIDS. African Services has recognized these barriers and challenges, and for many years has been working to educate the population and reduce HIV stigma -- around the disease itself and testing. The Office of Minority Health recognized these circumstances, and in 2012 ASC applied for a small grant to aid in the completion of a HIV testing video.

Assumptions and Rumors abound when pertaining to HIV testing, treatment, care and life after diagnosis. African Services has been doing our best to educate our community about HIV and about the options for testing and care. It is our hope that this video 'lifts the veil' on the testing process and educates viewers about why and how to get tested, and to enlighten them on how easy (and FREE!) the process is at African Servics Committee.

Watch our video below, and let us know what you think!

African Services Committee - NYC and Ethiopia

Take a brief look at the work that African Services Committee is doing here in New York City, and abroad in Ethiopia.

 

"Living in the Shadow of Stigma,"

Through African Services' multi-year HIV Stigma Initiative, immigrants living with HIV took part in a multimedia documentary giving voice to the experience of HIV. All those who participated in the project wished to remain anonymous; however, they did not want to be unheard.

In this series of diverse profiles, they define what stigma means to them, how it has impacted their lives and at times limited their prospects. Self-styled portraits show them doing the things they enjoy most in life--when they feel most free. Together, the images and interviews show how individuals facing great odds can move beyond HIV stigma to regain a sense of self-determination and optimism.

This project was funded by the New York City Department of Health to improve health in the African immigrant community through creative interventions that foster dialogue, enhance understanding of HIV, and promote compassion in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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