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RESOURCES / FACTS

HOMELESSNESS

National Health Care for the Homeless Council - www.nhchc.org. The National Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Council is a home for those who work to improve the health of homeless people and who seek housing, health care, and adequate incomes for everyone. In the National HCH Council, agencies and individuals, clinicians and advocates, homeless people and housed people come together for mutual support and learning opportunities, and to advance the cause of human rights.

National Coalition for the Homeless - www.nationalhomeless.org. The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission. That mission, our common bond, is to end homelessness. We are committed to creating the systemic and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent and end homelessness. At the same time, we work to meet the immediate needs of people who are currently experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of doing so.

Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless - www.cincihomeless.org. The Coalition performs three areas of work: coordinating services, educating the public, and grassroots organizing and advocacy. Homeless and formerly homeless individuals are incorporated into all programs and initiatives at the Coalition.

Cincinnati/Hamilton County Continuum of Care for the Homeless - http://cincinnaticoc.org. The Cincinnati/Hamilton County Continuum of Care for the Homeless, Inc. assists homeless people through the effective stewardship of resources, and by facilitating community planning, design, and implementation of programs critical to ending homelessness.

National Center for Homeless Education at the Serve Center - www.serve.org. The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children experiencing homelessness.


NATIONAL HIV/AIDS RESOURCES

National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) is the oldest national AIDS organization, as well as the first network of people living with HIV/AIDS in the world. We believe in making a difference in the lives of our constituents. We do this by: providing information and resources;telling our collective stories in HIV from the past, present, and future;and being the trusted independent voice of people living with HIV. www.napwa.org

Project Inform
Project Inform represents HIV-positive people in the development of treatments and a cure, supports individuals to make informed choices about their HIV health, advocates for quality health care to respond to HIV and related conditions, and promotes medical strategies that prevent new infections.Working at the local, state and national levels since 1985, Project Inform lends an independent voice to ensure a thoughtful, compassionate response to the epidemic by government, academia, industry and the community, and we empower all individuals living with HIV to make fully informed health decisions in order to build quality of life. www.projectinform.org

National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)
The National Minority AIDS Council develops leadership in communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.  Since 1987, NMAC has advanced its mission through a variety of public policy education programs; national conferences; treatment and research programs and trainings; electronic and printed resource materials. NMAC represents a coalition of 3,000 F/CBOs and AIDS service organizations (ASOs) delivering HIV/AIDS services in communities of color nationwide. NMAC's advocacy efforts are funded through private funders and donors only. www.nmac.org

 


Today, about one million Americans are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and one quarter of those infected are unaware of their infection. This puts these individuals at a high risk of transmitting HIV to others.

Every hour, approximately six people are diagnosed with HIV in the United States.

300,000 Americans have HIV/AIDS and do not know it.

HIV/AIDS has become one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, killing more than 25 million people around the world, including more than 500,000 Americans.

Half of all new infections in the United States occur in people 25 years of age or younger.

Approximately 16,000 Americans have died of AIDS each year.

Unfortunately, one in four people with HIV don't know they're infected. They find out only when their immune system collapses. The cost of treatment started at this late stage averages $4,700 per month.

Drugs will make up 70 percent of the cost.

People with HIV can get 24 extra years of life from modern treatments - at a total cost of about $618,900.

 

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