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Mel Wells Appears on WURD Morning Show
Mel Wells, ODAAT President and Director of Community Outreach, recently appeared on WURD’s Morning Show with Bill Anderson to discuss ODAAT’s 2nd Annual Recovery Forum Weekend, National HIV Testing Day, ODAAT’s continued impact in the community, and his perspective on services administered to the homeless population in the city. Listen in!
Thanks to All Who Made the 2nd Annual Recovery Weekend a Success!
One Day At A Time (ODAAT) extends thanks and appreciation for all participants, panelists, volunteers and supporters of their 2nd Annual Recovery Forum Weekend, June 27th – 30th, 2012.
The weekend was equal parts fun, inspirational and educative as the organization recognized National HIV Testing Day by hosting free, confidential testing, honoring loved ones who have succumbed to or are living with HIV/AIDS at the 19th Annual Candlelight Vigil, squaring off against the District Attorney’s Defenders at the Community Basketball Game, and increasing awareness of recovery issues in Philadelphia the Recovery Forum.
Check out some of the great images from the weekend right here!
The organization welcomed over 500 participants over the weekend. We were so excited to host this forum and look forward to bringing it back to the community next year!
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Internet - Windows 7 - Microsoft Office
at ODAAT'S Community Computer Learning Center
Enroll in our two BASICS Courses and receive:
- A Certificate of Completion
- Complimentary Refreshments
- Septa Tokens (distributed based on need)
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ODAAT CCLC | 2532 N Broad Street | 215-226-7860
Rev Henry T. Wells, Founder
Mel Wells, President
Voices of Recovery: Darrell Chapman
Gay and bisexual men accounted for a significantly greater proportion of estimated new infections nation-wide in the United States in 2010 than any other risk group.
Philadelphia statistics however reported heterosexual's accounted for the largest population.
The CDC estimates that African Americans are more severely and disproportionately affected by HIV than any other racial/ethnic group in the United States.
More infections occur among young people under 30 than any other age group. Persons 30-39 have the second highest infection rate.
In the United States, men account for 73% of new infections. Philadelphia reports African American women are the fastest growing population.
The CDC estimates that one-quarter of HIV-infected people are unaware of their HIV infection and that these cases account for 54-70% of all new infections.
Each year, more than 45,000 people become newly infected with HIV in the United States.
Every 9 1/2 minutes another person becomes infected with the HIV virus in the United States.
One in every two people living with HIV in the United States is Black. Philadelphia reports 67%of new infections are African Americans.
2010 CDC data indicates about half of the just over 1 million Americans living with HIVS or AIDS are black.
The CDC recommends that everyone in the US aged 13-64, regardless of perceived risk, get tested for HIV to help stop the spread of the disease.
It also recommends that sexually active gay and bisexual men be tested for HIV at LEAST once a year.
ODAAT is offering FREE computer classes to the public! Basic Windows, Microsoft Office and other topics! New classes offered monthly. Call or drop by to check our schedule. (215) 226-7860.
High-risk heterosexual contact accounted for 31% of estimated new HIV infections in the United States in 2010.
Philadelphia reported 55% in the same population.
In 2010 the rate of new HIV infections among non-Hispanic blacks was 7 times the rate among whites. Hispanics saw a rate 3 times that of the white population. Whites accounted for 35% of estimated new HIV infections. Asians/Pacific Islanders accounted for roughly 2% and American Indians/Alaska Natives accounted for roughly 1%.
Injection drug use (IDU) accounted for 12% of estimated new HIV infections in the United States in 2010.
Philadelphia reported a slightly higher statistic of 13%.
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