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Lifelong AIDS Alliance

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Transcript of Lifelong AIDS Alliance

It is likely that many young adults became infected with HIV during their teenage years

What Can
You
Do?
Kitchen

Warehouse

Pick-Up Center

Food Delivery Drivers

Care to Shop Representative

Thrift Store Volunteers

What is HIV?
Transmission
On behalf of Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Thank you!
What is AIDS?
A
cquired

I
mmune

D
eficiency

S
yndrome
Treatment
Lifelong's Online Volunteer Portal
VOLGISTICS 101
Kitchen
Warehouse
When logging on for the first time, make sure to update the "My Profile" tab.
"Your Assignments" shows the volunteer positions you are assigned to you.
"My Schedule" allows volunteers to see their currently scheduled shifts, as well as sign-ups for available volunteer opportunities.
"My Service History" shows a record of your service hours.
To change your password, click "Account."
To see messages from the Volunteer Department, click "Mail" or "Check Messages."
Welcome
to
Lifelong AIDS Alliance

We are thrilled that you are volunteering with us!
Let's begin!
Who We Are
Lifelong 101
Formed in 2001 through the merger of the Northwest AIDS Foundation and the Chicken Soup Brigade

Locations include Capitol Hill and Georgetown

Lifelong Mission
"Lifelong empowers people living or at risk of HIV/AIDS and/or other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives."
Our Services
Case Management

Chicken Soup Brigade

Housing

Insurance

Prevention
Case Management
Chicken Soup Brigade
Housing
Insurance
Prevention
8 case managers
served
1,200 clients
last year

Case Managers help clients to receive access to care and fill out appropriate paperwork

Case Managers work with clients to reduce barriers to resources (chemical dependency, mental health issues, etc.)
Food pick-up and delivery

51%
of our clients do
not
have HIV/AIDS

2,500 meals
and
1,000 grocery bags
are distributed to over
1,000 clients/families every week

Clients meet with nutritionists to identify goals and begin a meal program that is appropriate for them
Stable housing = prevention

Housing Advocates work with clients to navigate the system and access safe housing as quickly as possible

Advocates work with community agencies to place clients in outside facilities and continue to work with clients to ensure that they continue to qualify for and keep their placements
Health insurance is costly

Lifelong pays medical insurance premiums and helps people obtain insurance so that they may continue to see their doctor and receive the medications they need to live

Health Care Reform is a game changer
Men's Program
educates our community outreach to local bars and bathhouses

HEYO
is a youth program for members of the LGBTQ community ages 16-22 years old that encourages safer choices and establishes peer advocates for safer sex

Healthy Connections
addresses barriers and helps establish ways to remain healthy for HIV positive MSM or transgender individuals
Volunteers
More than 1,300 people
donate their time to Lifelong every year as a volunteer

16:1 ratio of volunteers to staff

Corporations, high schools, universities, LGBTQ groups, senior orgs, and faith-based organizations, ranging from age 10-80 years old
How
You
Can Get Involved
Volunteer: There are opportunities in every department

Attend HIV 101

Connect with us through social media or e-news

Shop or donate at our thrift store

Attend our events, like the Seattle AIDS Walk, Gay Bingo, or AIDS Action and Awareness Day
My Profile
Did you know...
This information helps us to get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers, as well as search for volunteers with particular skills or availability.
Almost 80 percent of all adolescent infections are males
My Schedule
Rate of HIV diagnoses from 2006 to 2009 increased in teens ages 15-19 years old and adults ages 20-24 years old
70% of HIV diagnoses among 13 to 19 year olds are African American
Currently scheduled shifts will appear on the calendar
Pick-Up Center
Days with available shifts will display the orange "Help Wanted" balloon.
Task
: Help prepare meals for clients

Commitment
: One 3 hour shift per week, Monday through Saturday

Location
: 210 South Lucile St., Seattle, WA 98108
My Service History
Food Delivery Drivers
Care to Shop
Representative
You can see additional details regarding each service record by clicking the date of service.
Thrift Store Volunteers
There are

currently

5
main classes of drugs to treat HIV/AIDS

A person will typically take
3
different medications at once
No
ONE
drug
can cure HIV/AIDS.
Task
: Assist at Chicken Soup Brigade Pick-Up Center distributing meals and groceries to clients

Commitment
: One 3 hour shift per week, Monday through Friday

Location
: 1161 11th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

Task
: Deliver groceries and fresh meals to clients

Commitment
: One 1.5 hour shift per week, Monday through Friday

Location
: Pick up at 210 South Lucile St., Seattle, WA 98108, routes throughout King County
Task
: Help procure non-perishables from shoppers at local grocery stores (Hand out fliers, receive donations, etc.)

Commitment
: One 2.5 hour shift per week, Saturday

Location
: Grocery stores throughout Seattle

Task
: Process donated clothing, etc. and keep our Thrift Store stocked and tidy

Commitment
: One 2 hour shift per week, Monday through Sunday

Location
: 1017 East Union Street, Seattle, WA 98122
AIDS
HIV
There is hope.
Cost of Treatment
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the annual cost to treat HIV/AIDS is

~$19,912

Lifelong assists individuals with paying for medication
Lifelong provides
HOPE
.
Overview
Lifelong 101

How
You
Can Get Involved

Volgistics 101

HIV 101
HIV 101
Cofactors
are a combination of variables that can influence the progression of a disease in a person.
Nutrition

Substance Use

Rest/Fatigue

Stress

History of Other Diseases

Genetics
HIV Disease Continuum
HIV Infection
Asymptotic HIV Infection
AIDS
Initial Infection:
Virus first enters the blood stream

Asymptotic HIV Infection:
Individual

is infected but shows no signs or symptoms

AIDS:
Individual is

HIV+ and begins experiencing opportunistic infections
or
the individual's CD4 white blood cell count is below 200/mm³

Viral Replication Process
PrEP
PEP
Opportunistic Infections (OI)
Task
: Organize meals and grocery bags for delivery and pick up

Commitment
: One 3 hour shift per week, Monday through Friday

Location
: 210 South Lucile St., Seattle, WA 98108
About 28 opportunistic infections associated with AIDS

Common OIs:
Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP)
: Primarily affects the lungs, most commonly infected in children

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)
: Rare cancer of the blood vessels, produces external and internal lesions on the body
"Birth Control for HIV"

Taken by individuals who are HIV negative or are at risk for HIV infection and want to reduce their risks

Blocks important pathways that HIV uses to establish an infection
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
:

Anti-HIV medication

Taken immediately after possible exposure to HIV to try to reduce infection

Prevents HIV from replicating and spreading throughout the body

Two Types: Occupational PEP (oPEP) and Non-Occupational PEP (nPEP)

"Morning-After Pill for HIV"

Taken by individuals who may have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours

Inhibits HIV from replicating and spreading throughout the body



Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
1. Binding & Fusion

2. Reverse Transcription

3. Integration

4. Integration

5. Transcription & Translation

6. Assembly

7. Budding


H
uman

I
mmunodeficiency

V
irus
HIV Cofactors
PEP
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
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