NOV. 4TH GAY MEN’S AWARENESS DAY – FREE EVENT

New Jersey HIV Planning Group’s 9th Annual

Gay Men’s Awareness Day Summit

The New Jersey HIV Planning Group is excited to share the Gay Men’s Awareness Day (GMAD) Summit is back!

When and where

Date and time
Location
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport
128 Frontage Road Newark, NJ 07114

About this event

The GMAD Summit celebrates Gay, Bisexual & Same Gender Loving men through community engagement & partnership! This year’s theme “Welcome Home” invites all to share a space full of interactive and informative sessions by nurturing sex positivity, health and wellness and other topics influencing our community today.

Whether you are a returning attendee, or a first timer, join us for a full day of learning and advocacy. You do not want to miss it!

Parking is available onsite for $10.

If you are an unaffiliated consumer living in New Jersey and need assistance with travel plans, please reach out to Dottie Rains-Dowdell at (609) 213-5830.

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Organizer of New Jersey HIV Planning Group’s 9th Annual Gay Men’s Awareness Day Summit

Sept. 24th – Buddies of NJ Resource & Community Wellness Fair

Buddies of NJ Resource & Community Wellness Fair

SEPTEMBER 24 Buddies of NJ, proudly invites community partners along with service, health and wellness providers to join our Annual Fair

About this event       [Download Printable and Postable Fliers HERE]

September 24th

Buddies of NJ, proudly invites community partners along with service, health and wellness providers to join our 4th Annual Buddies of NJ Resource & Community Wellness Fair

Over 30 providers come out to give healthier options to our clients and the entire community.

Area Hospitals, dentists, massage, chiropractic, mental health, substance abuse, STD & HIV Screenings, blood pressure and hear screenings, eye screenings and more…

Exhibitor / Tabling Application

Buddies of NJ, Inc.

Providing Support and Services to People Living With and Affected by HIV/AIDS!

Come see the facility and people that supports a healthier community!  Community partners and friends will set up tables to let people show services available at and/or by our agencies.

Food will be catered so please REGISTER ON THIS EVENTBRITE PAGE FOR A TICKET and let us know that you will be attending.

If you would like to be a SPONSOR of this event please fill out this FORM: VENDOR FORM or call Ray at 201-290-1539

Monkeypox Update & Links of Resources

Monkeypox is a tricky thing to follow.  The limited information on a 50+ years old virus combined with a slow roll out of the millions of stock-piled vaccinations is enough for anyone to go, HMMMMM!  This is extremely frustrating.  New Bridge’s 2nd release of appointments were booked in under 15 minutes!  And other sites which claim to have them do not even pick up their phones.

There are no monkeypox experts on the team at Buddies of NJ. But… we are here to provide information and resources as they come in.

In listing the following, we want you to know that you should always consult your doctor first about health issues; in this case your ID doctor may be best.  Also some of these facts may apply to areas outside of ours and have not been checked for accuracy.  Yet, we believe that the sources are fair and equitable sources.

So, here is an updated list of provided resources:

Monkeypox spreads through close intimate contact and/or high concentration of respiratory droplets. Skin to skin contact, as well as skin to clothing surfaces that have it on it, is a way for transmission.

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html

stigma/monkey pox:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/reducing-stigma.html

Fact Sheet:

https://www.cdc.gov.poxvirus/monkeypox/pdf/Monkeypox_Stigma_508.pdf

Monkey Pox for sexually active people-website:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/sexualhealth/index.html

Fact sheet:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/pdf/MonkeyPox-sexually-active-InfoSheet-508.pdf

Social Gatherings, safer sex, Monkeypox:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/specific-settings/social-gatherings.html

Fact sheets:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/pdf/MonkeyPox-SaferSex-InfoSheet-508.pdf

https://www,cdc/pox/poxvirus/monkeypox/pdf/MPX_Social_Gatherings_Safer_Sex-508.pdf

5 things to know about Monkey Pox PSA: You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GziSwQTo4A

If you are at risk, the vaccination could save you a lot of problems.

Newsweek reports on long-lasting scarring.

 

WHAT I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONKEYPOX… CLICK HERE

Monkeypox Vaccination Available

Monkeypox cases have nearly doubled in New Jersey in the last week from 45 to 89, according to the latest state Department of Health report. READ MORE

 

Monkeypox spreads through close intimate contact and/or high concentration of respiratory droplets. Skin to skin contact, as well as skin to clothing surfaces that have it on it, is a way for transmission.

BERGEN New Bridge Medical Center

… is providing vaccinations tomorrow from 7am to 10am by appointment.

Full Vaccination is 2 shots / 4 weeks apart.

 

Here is the link to schedule an appointment:

 

If you are at risk, the vaccination could save you a lot of problems.

Newsweek reports on long-lasting scarring.

 

WHAT I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONKEYPOX… CLICK HERE