news and events
NJHPG & Rutger’s Presents:
Americans aged 50 and older have many of the same HIV risk factors as younger Americans. Educate yourself. Get tested for HIV.
HIV and Aging Webinars
Schedule of Events:
October 7 – 1:30p – 3p
Living Well with HIV as you Age and Co-morbidities – Alison Modica, Executive Community Liaison, Gilead Sciences
October 14– 1:30p – 3p
AIDS Survivor Syndrome: The Role of Resilience in Older HIV+ Gay Men – Kristin Krause, Deputy Director, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), Rutgers School of Public Health
October 21 – 1:30p – 3p
HIV & COVID – Alison Modica, Executive Community Liaison, Gilead Sciences
October 28 – 1:30p – 3p
No registration required. Sign on to the webinar with the info below:
USA Toll +1-650-429-3300
Access code 630 469 337 #
Yes. BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO!
GET YOUR FREE FLU SHOT this Saturday, October 10th at our next FOOD DISTRIBUTION DAY
It is possible have flu, as well as other respiratory illnesses, and COVID-19 at the same time. Health experts are still studying how common this can be. Some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, making it hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Diagnostic testing can help determine if you are sick with flu or COVID-19. more info at CDC
Doctors report that this is “one of the worse flu seasons in their careers… and it’s no joke!”
GO TO YOUR DOCTOR if you show any signs of coughing, fever, chills or muscle aches. It may seem like nothing, yet there are many healthy people who this years flu has brought to their knees and even some to their deaths. Take care of yourself by eating healthy, sleeping well, washing hands constantly, and do not pretend to be immune to the cougher sitting next to you… walk away.
It is important to STILL get the flu shot if you do not, or have not had the influenza virus; it will prevent a hard onset of a flu virus. The flu antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. … Traditional flu vaccines (called “trivalent” vaccines) are made to protect against three flu viruses; an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and aninfluenza B virus. FIND OUT MORE AT CDC.gov
On Satuday, October 10, 2020 Buddies of NJ, Inc. will be distributing food to the first 300 families from 12pm to 4pm,
REQUIREMENTS: Valid State ID or Drivers License
ALSO AVAILABLE: HIV TESTING AND CLOTHING AS TIME AND RESOURCES PERMIT & FREE FLU VACINATIONS AVAILABLE
while cards last
GHMC HIV & Aging Awareness Day Webinar:
NJHPG & Rutgers HIV & Aging Webinars:
HIV Testing & Counseling
PrEP Services – One Pill A Day to Prevent a Lifetime of HIV
7th Annual Gay Men’s Awareness Days 2020
We are happy to inform you that the New Jersey HIV Planning Group’s (NJHPG) Gay Men’s Committee presents the
7th Annual Gay Men’sAwareness Day(s) …themed: “Crusin’ the New Normal”
The Committee will host a virtual program on gay and bisexual men’s health every Wednesday in September. This year we recognize of National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day, with a series of tele-conferences. Originally created in 2008 to recognize the disproportionate impact of the epidemic on gay men, the NJHPG has created this event to educate the gay community, as well as the providers who work with them, on unique issues and barriers which impact both HIV care and prevention throughout NJ.
Schedule of Events:
September 2 – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
History Behind National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day –11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
How it affects the community and HIV timeline– 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
COVID19 & HIV – 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
September 9 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Our New Normal – A continued conversation with Dr. Tony Ortega
September 16 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Chemsex Amongst Gay & Bisexual Men
We hope that you are able to join this event and learn more about how you
can support the gay and bisexual community! As the event gets closer, we
will be providing more details on registration as well as on our guest
Be sure to mark your calendars on Wednesdays in September 2020!
Thanks and we hope to see you there!
Register at: http://www.tinyurl.com/gmad2020
Buddies of NJ, Inc. is proud to invite you to the NJ-HPG’s
1:30 to 3PM Sign On Link for Anyone of Interest: https://Rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb
Transgender Days of Learning
Transgender Days of Learning event begins in August of this year. Hosted by Christian Mendez-Baez of EDGE New Jersey and Domonique Noel of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, this event will feature a virtual program on transgender health every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00 pm from Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to Wednesday, August 26, 2020. The speakers and co-facilitators will talk about HIV in the transgender community, trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) terminology, social issues affecting the TGNC community, and cancer disparities and prevention in the trans community. There will also be a transgender issues panel on the last Wednesday of this event, during which panelists will discuss their experiences navigating healthcare, HIV prevention, finding support during COVID. This will be followed by a mental health discussion led by Johann Larkin, behavioral health counselor at EDGE New Jersey.
- provides support for trans people by trans people
- call 1 (877) 565-8860
- providers peer support and local resources
- call 1 (888) 843-4564
- text with a trained counselor from the Crisis Text Line for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
As soon as all of the recordings from all four programs are uploaded onto the NJHPG website, you will be sent an email with a link to all of the recordings.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the New Jersey HIV Planning Group (NJHPG), please visit this site for more information: https://hiv.
We appreciated everyone’s participation and engagement during the session, and we look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Gay Men’s Awareness Days event. Please share the event flyer using the hashtag #NJGMAD2020