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Health for FUN
Health is Fun-Training and Capacity Building
  • Get Educated: Awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS empowers individuals and communities to act accordingly.
  • Public perception in the United States about the seriousness of the HIV epidemic has declined in recent years. 
  • Get FIT-Dancing, Riding, Hiking, Biking, Skating, Running, Walking, Skipping
  • comprehensive sexuality education,
This is NOT an ordinary boring health education. It is FUN! We are making new rules, learning creative way of sharing our struggles and strives to living a healthy lifestyle and life planning, and health products for our community!

Aimed at strengthening organizational and individual capacity to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Communities, the ACTions AGAINST AIDS LEADERSHIP is a comprehensive training program designed to decrease stigma and misperception and increase the engagement of the Black community in HIV prevention and treatment services. Services offered:

Develop training content and curriculum that is comprehensive, adult-centered and culturally competent. Identify faculty that are experienced and expert in their fields. Train participants to engage in activities that increase HIV knowledge and reduce stigma and misperceptions.

Connect participants to technical assistance in the promotion of access to and utilization of HIV services.Refer organizations to other capacity building assistance services as needed.

Health for FUN

Actions Against Aids Leadership Initiative

Individual and Group Instruction—influences, counsels, and provides skills to support healthy behaviors



REAL RESULTS Boxing to Ballet
Jazz to Hip Hop
Street Runs

Fitness Clubs

Jump For Joy

Skate For Change



Runners Clubs


Roller Skating



Disco Dancing 

Condom Distribution

Mob Testing
Increase the availability and reach of media campaigns

Increase the availability of online interventions

Increase the number and availability of interventions that address substance use

Expand the availability of free and low cost HIV testing

Increase condom availability and appeal

Increase the number and availability of youth-specific interventions 


posted Sep 12, 2016, 10:15 PM by MOJO MICHELE   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 10:15 PM ]

Both male and female partners can get HIV from vaginal sex.

Fast Facts

Both male and female partners can get HIV from vaginal sex.

Condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and antiretroviral therapy (ART) can reduce your risk of getting or transmitting HIV through vaginal sex. Even more protection is provided when more than one option is used.
Vaginal sex may also expose individuals to other sexually transmitted diseases.

Vaginal sex (intercourse) involves inserting the penis into the vagina. HIV can be transmitted during this activity if either partner is living with HIV. You can lower your risk for getting and transmitting HIV by using condoms correctly and consistently; taking daily medicine to prevent HIV, called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); and taking medicines to treat HIV if living with HIV, called antiretroviral therapy (ART). Using more than one of these options at the same time provides even greater protection.

Risk of HIV

Though vaginal sex is not as risky as anal sex, especially receptive anal sex, either partner can get HIV during vaginal sex if one of the partners is infected with HIV. Activities like oral sex, touching, and kissing carry little to no risk for getting or transmitting HIV.

A woman can get HIV during vaginal sex because the lining of the vagina and cervix may allow HIV to enter her body if her male partner’s body fluids carry HIV, including blood, semen (cum), and pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum). Using condoms or medicines to protect against transmission can decrease this risk.

Men can also get HIV from having vaginal sex with a woman who’s HIV-positive because vaginal fluid and blood can carry HIV. Men can get HIV through the opening at the tip of the penis (or urethra); the foreskin if they’re not circumcised; or small cuts, scratches, or open sores anywhere on the penis. Using condoms or medicines to protect against transmission can decrease this risk. 


Risk of Other Infections

In addition to HIV, a person can get other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like chlamydia and gonorrhea from vaginal sex if condoms are not used correctly. Even if a condom is used, some STDs can still be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact (like syphilis or herpes). Hepatitis A and B can also be transmitted through vaginal sex. Getting tested and treated for STDs reduces a person’s chances of getting or transmitting HIV through vaginal sex. If one has never had hepatitis A or B, there are vaccines to prevent them. A health care provider can make recommendations about vaccines.

Reducing the Risk

Condoms and Lubrication

Latex or polyurethane male condoms are highly effective in preventing HIV and certain other STDs when used correctly from start to finish for each act of vaginal sex. People who report using condoms consistently reduced their risk of getting HIV through vaginal sex, on average, by 80%. Condoms are much less effective when not used consistently. It is also important that sufficient water- or silicone-based lubricant be used during vaginal sex to prevent condom breakage and tearing of tissue. Female nitrile condoms can also prevent HIV and some other STDs. Since condoms are not 100% effective, consider using other prevention methods to further reduce your risk.

People who are HIV-negative and at very high risk for HIV can take daily medicine to prevent HIV. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), if taken consistently, can reduce the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. PrEP is much less effective when it is not taken consistently. Since PrEP is not 100% effective at preventing HIV, consider using other prevention methods to further reduce your risk. Only condoms can help protect against other STDs.

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) means taking antiretroviral medicines—medicines used to treat HIV—after being potentially exposed to HIV during sex to prevent becoming infected. PEP should be used only in emergency situations and must be started within 72 hours after a possible exposure to HIV, but the sooner the better. PEP must be taken once or twice daily for 28 days. When administered correctly, PEP is effective in preventing HIV, but not 100%. To obtain PEP, contact your health care provider, your local or state health department, or go to an emergency room.


For those living with HIV, antiretroviral therapy (ART) can reduce the amount of virus in the blood and body fluids to very low levels, if taken the right way, every day. When taken consistently, ART can reduce the risk of HIV transmission to a negative partner by 96%. Since ART is not 100% effective at preventing HIV, consider using other prevention methods to further reduce your risk. Only condoms can help protect against some other STDs. 
Other Ways to Reduce the Risk

People who engage in vaginal sex can make other behavioral choices to lower their risk of getting or transmitting HIV. These individuals can:
Choose less risky behaviors like oral sex, which has little to no risk of transmission.

Get tested and treated for other STDs.

This page gives effectiveness estimates for the prevention options above.

Learn more about how to protect yourself and get information tailored to meet your

If I get an STD, how will I know?

posted Sep 12, 2016, 5:00 PM by MOJO MICHELE

What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? STDs are diseases that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? STDs are diseases that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. 

These include chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, and HIV. Many of these STDs do not show symptoms for a long time, but they can still be harmful and passed on during sex. How are STDs spread? You can get an STD by having sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone who has an STD. Anyone who is sexually active can get an STD. You don’t even have to “go all the way” (have anal or vaginal sex) to get an STD, since some STDs, like herpes and HPV, are spread by skin-to-skin contact. How common are STDs? STDs are common, especially among young people. There are about 20 million new cases of STDs each year in the United States, and about half of these are in people between the ages of 15 and 24. Young people are at greater risk of getting an STD for several reasons: • Young women’s bodies are biologically more susceptible to STDs. • Some young people do not get the recommended STD tests. • Many young people are hesitant to talk openly and honestly with a doctor or nurse about their sex lives. • Not having insurance or transportation can make it more difficult for young people to access STD testing. • Some young people have more than one sex partner. What can I do to protect myself? • The surest way to protect yourself against STDs is to not have sex. That means not having any vaginal, anal, or oral sex (“abstinence”). There are many things to consider before having sex, and it’s okay to say “no” if you don’t want to have sex. • If you do decide to have sex, you and your partner should get tested beforehand and make sure that you and your partner use a condom— every time you have oral, anal, or vaginal sex, from start to finish. Know where to get condoms and how to use them correctly. It is not safe to stop using condoms unless you’ve both been tested, know your status, and are in a mutually monogamous relationship. • Mutual monogamy means that you and your partner both agree to only have sexual contact with each other. This can help protect against STDs, as long as you’ve both been tested and know you’re STD-free. • Before you have sex, talk with your partner about how you will prevent STDs and pregnancy. If you think you’re ready to have sex, you need to be ready to protect your body and your future. You should also talk to your partner ahead of time about what you will and will not do sexually. Your partner should always respect your right to say no to anything that doesn’t feel right.
• Make sure you get the health care you need. Ask a doctor or nurse about STD testing and about vaccines against HPV and hepatitis B
. • Girls and young women may have extra needs to protect their reproductive health. Talk to your doctor or nurse about regular cervical cancer screening and chlamydia testing. You may also want to discuss unintended pregnancy and birth control. 
• Avoid using alcohol and drugs. If you use alcohol and drugs, you are more likely to take risks, like not using a condom or having sex with someone you normally wouldn’t have sex with. 

If I get an STD, how will I know? 

Many STDs don’t cause any symptoms that you would notice, so the only way to know for sure if you have an STD is to get tested. You can get an STD from having sex with someone who has no symptoms. Just like you, that person might not even know he or she has an STD. Where can I get tested? There are places that offer teen-friendly, confidential, and free STD tests. This means that no one has to find out you’ve been tested. Visit FindSTDTest.org to find an STD testing location near you. Can STDs be treated? Your doctor can prescribe medicines to cure some STDs, like chlamydia and gonorrhea. Other STDs, like herpes, can’t be cured, but you can take medicine to help with the symptoms. If you are ever treated for an STD, be sure to finish all of your medicine, even if you feel better before you finish it all. Ask the doctor or nurse about testing and treatment for your partner, too. You and your partner should avoid having sex until you’ve both been treated. Otherwise, you may continue to pass the STD back and forth. It is possible to get an STD again (after you’ve been treated), if you have sex with someone who has an STD. What happens if I don’t treat an STD? Some curable STDs can be dangerous if they aren’t treated. For example, if left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can make it difficult—or even impossible—for a woman to get pregnant. You also increase your chances of getting HIV if you have an untreated STD. Some STDs, like HIV, can be fatal if left untreated. What if my partner or I have an incurable STD? Some STDs- like herpes and HIV- aren’t curable, but a doctor can prescribe medicine to treat the symptoms. If you are living with an STD, it’s important to tell your partner before you have sex. Although it may be uncomfortable to talk about your STD, open and honest conversation can help your partner make informed decisions to protect his or her health. If I have questions, who can answer them? If you have questions, talk to a parent or other trusted adult. Don’t be afraid to be open and honest with them about your concerns. If you’re ever confused or need advice, they’re the first place to start. Remember, they were young once, too. Talking about sex with a parent or another adult doesn’t need to be a one-time conversation. It’s best to leave the door open for conversations in the future. It’s also important to talk honestly with a doctor or nurse. Ask which STD tests and vaccines they recommend for you. Where can I get more information? CDC How You Can Prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases http://www.cdc.gov/std/ prevention/ Teen Pregnancy http://www.cdc.gov/ TeenPregnancy/Teens.html CDC-INFO Contact Center 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) Contact http://wwwn.cdc.gov/ dcs/RequestForm.aspx HealthFinder.gov STD Testing: Conversation Starters http://healthfinder.gov/ HealthTopics/Category/healthconditions-and-diseases/ hiv-and-other-stds/std-testingconversation-starters American Sexual Health Association Sexual Health and You http://www.iwannaknow.org/ teens/index.html Teens and Young Adults h

February 12, 2015: My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge National Convening

posted Aug 8, 2016, 1:11 AM by MOJO MICHELE   [ updated Aug 8, 2016, 1:16 AM ]

February 12, 2015: My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge National Convening

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