Posts Tagged ‘Omaha’
By Nakiea Boetger
A recent news story shows STD rates in our community are still climbing, take a look for yourself. Omaha has roughly TWICE the national average of STD rates!
The STD rates in Douglas County ARE alarming. These rates SHOULD be a topic of conversation. The hesitation to have discussions about sex and safety are understandable, it’s uncomfortable. But, this lack of conversation is why these rates are so high. More than half of these infections are among folks under the age of 25; it is almost never too soon to initiate the conversation about safer sex. There is a new project promoting testing among youth, for more info check out www.getcheckedomaha.com. Just think of all the goofy things about sex that your friends talked about in school. If you aren’t talking to your kids, rest assured that their friends are. And much like your friends, they probably don’t know what they’re talking about.
By Andrew Aleman
February 7th marked National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). Nebraska AIDS Project had the opportunity to partner with several local agencies to bring an awareness day event to North Omaha. I had the privilege of representing NAP on this planning committee. Working alongside individuals and agencies that do such amazing work in the community was exciting and inspiring!
By Jordan Delmundo
Last Saturday, a few of us NAP staff braved the snow storm to see “The Other Sewing Circle” at the Shelterbelt Theater, a play about women living with HIV.
Nebraska AIDS Project and Big Mama’s Kitchen are excited to bring honest and real dialogue to the table about HIV in our community. This free event will help eliminate stigma and break down barriers in the fight to end HIV. Everyone is impacted by HIV in one way or another. Please join us at the dinner table for this important conversation.
*Due to limited seating we ask you to RSVP by February 18th to OmahaFightsHIV@gmail.com
Date: Thursday, February 26th
Big Mama’s Kitchen
3223 North 45th Street
Omaha, NE 68104
Please complete this anonymous survey to help us gain a better idea of how HIV impacts the Omaha community–your input is needed even if you do not plan on attending the event! Survey: http://nebraskaaidsproject.polldaddy.com/s/survey