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  • Charlie Dunkin 1

    Staff Spotlight—Charlie Dunkin Gives Back

    When AHP hung a “Black Lives Matter” banner above the front entryway of our Market Street services center, Charlie Dunkin knew he’d found his work family. That gesture of commitment to and support for justice reflected Dunkin’s long-held beliefs, and he wanted to work at …

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  • Naomi Drexler

    Spotlight on Staff – Naomi Drexler

    AHP clinician Naomi Drexler always knew she would become a therapist. Therapy was the “fabric of her world” from the very beginning. Not only were her mother and other family members therapists, but also her family was a place where feelings were ever present. Within the …

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  • SteveSuit

    The Giver Gets

    Steve Gaynes has an employment resume, but if you want to be wowed by his accomplishments, read the one that lists his 25 years of giving back to the LGBTQ community. Gaynes came out, joyfully, in late 1970s Manhattan, but by the time he moved …

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  • Training

    National HIV Prevention Conference 2015, Part 2: Funding and Stigma

    December’s National HIV Prevention Conference focused on the substantial successes of two key biomedical interventions. First, there’s PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis, and second, TasP, an HIV treatment known as Treatment as Prevention. PrEP is effective in preventing HIV-negative people from contracting HIV if they take …

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  • PatrickBrandt

    Artist, Survivor, Thriver!

    Patrick Brandt is coming home. After losing his job—in the wake of the economic downturn following 9/11—Patrick became paralyzed by depression and hopelessness. He wanted to die. He sought treatment even though he was not optimistic. Unfortunately, the medication only made him feel worse. Just …

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  • JKC Jim And Lori For WEB

    Thankful, From The Directors

    It does not take a turn of the calendar to November—the so-called gratitude month—for us to recognize how much we have to be grateful for. And we say this despite the fact that so many of our clients are suffering from mental health crises, the …

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