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  • Jessie Bie SM E1503683333146

    Tale of a Survivor: Jessie Bie

    Coming out to his parents about having HIV wasn’t something Jessie Bie planned to do. His coming out happened as a result of his being diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in 2010. PML is a brain infection that flourishes in immune-compromised patients, and is …

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    Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Kinney

    Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Kinney It’s almost a cliché, but nonetheless a powerful lesson, that volunteers often feel that they have received as much as, or more than, they have given. Michael Kinney, who has served as a volunteer peer group facilitator for more than 16 …

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    Support AHP for Mental Health Awareness Month!

    The stigma associated with mental illness is a huge obstacle to people who need help. We can think of no better way to mark Mental Health Awareness Month than to quote NAMI, the National Alliance  on Mental Illness, on the nature of this central barrier …

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    AHP NOW: 2016

    2016 has been a tumultuous year for the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities. At AHP, we have striven not only to endure but also to respond with communication, connection and support. From our HIV counseling and testing services to our post-Orlando Community Gathering, we have worked to encourage healing and …

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    Xiaoming Hu: The Future is Now

    Who says the Starship Enterprise isn’t real? It delivered clinical social worker Xiaoming Hu to AHP! Deciding between studying medicine or counseling, Hu was inspired by Star Trek character Counselor Deanna Troi to attend UC Berkeley’s MSW program in Community Mental Health. Hu, born in …

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    Welcome (back), Barton Shulman!

    It may seem odd to call Barton Shulman a new staff member since he is no stranger to AHP. After a gig as a volunteer group facilitator in the early 1990s, Shulman spent the next twenty years pursuing his dream to work full-time as a …

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