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THE STORY:

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
HIV in New Hampshire may not be on the front pages of our newspapers, but it is, and always has been, a top priority of our local health departments, Medical Providers, like Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and AIDS Service Organizations, like the Task Force. Here is a fact you may not be aware of: around 41% of all new infections in NH are concurrent HIV at AIDS. That is much higher than the National average of 33%. It means that folks in NH get tested and find out that they have HIV only when they are close to, or already have AIDS. AIDS is an advanced stage of HIV infection. It can take up to ten years to develop AIDS from an HIV infection. That means that folks in NH may not know they have HIV for ten or more years. Maybe, many people in NH think that they don't have to test. Maybe, many in NH think that the epidemic is somewhere else, like NYC or San Francisco. But, the Northeast has one of the highest AIDS rates in the country and 43%, the majority of HIV infections in NH are in Hillsborough County. HIV is here and it has been since the beginning of the epidemic in the US.
The Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force has been here almost since the beginning of the epidemic as well. They started as a grassroots response to the epidemic in Nashua back in the 80’s and have worked quietly and consistently to provide support for people who are struggling with HIV/AIDS and their families, ensuring access to medical care, housing, and other support services, like mental health and substance abuse treatment, nutritionist, and food pantry. Sometimes, I think that our epidemic does not look that bad to the rest of us because folks like the Task Force have worked so hard to help people get healthy and stay healthy.
For me, this August will mark 10 years working in the area of HIV in NH. Almost nine of those years I worked at the Task Force and now I am currently working with the HIV Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. I am very proud of my connection to the Task Force, and honored to be a part of this walk. Please take a stand against this pandemic locally by supporting the programs and services at the Task Force. Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
WE > AIDS, if we can walk this road together. Until its over.
Jean

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$100

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  • Wendy LeBlanc

    $25

  • Pat Gocklin

    $25

  • Taryn Koch

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33% Raised of $300 Goal

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The Team: $100 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Jerry Bolio

Jerry Bolio

DONATION: $25

Another donation toward the goal and for the cause. You do such great work for the clients and the communities. Have a wonderful walk!! 3 years ago

Taryn Koch

Taryn Koch

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Pat Gocklin

Pat Gocklin

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Wendy LeBlanc

Wendy LeBlanc

DONATION: $25

Thanks for all you do! 3 years ago