Monday, December 13, 2010


Had a great day at the HIV Prevention Leadership Summit. A great day of networking with our friends at UCAN, workshops on HIV Prevention in Rural Populations and The Role of Faith Based Organizations in the CDC's Expanded Testing Initiative.
I was fortunate to be able to meet with staffers in the office of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana and discuss our partnership with the state of Indiana in further detail. I believe more good things are in our future.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Mobile Testing Unit Blueprint

Mobile Testing Unit exteriror view (artist conception)


It's been a while since I've last posted. I'm in Washington DC this week at the National Minority AIDS Council HIV Prevention Leadership Conference. I'm here to network with other organizations on how to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic working with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, recently developed by the Obama Administration.

I was very excited to run into Oliver Martin from UCAN, the United Church of Christ AIDS Network. I have been working very closely with UCAN on several projects and it looks like we may have another one coming up.

I have some very exciting news. Recently we purchased a 30 foot Blue Bird Transit Bus. In January that bus will undergo a renovation to convert it into a mobile HIV testing platform. I'm thrilled to have this new platform to use as we work to battle the HIV epidemic in this country. This bus will be used primarily to test in rural areas in Indiana, where we are based. It will also make appearances at major church functions.

We hope to take the bus on tour this Spring and show it off a bit. If you'd like to have the bus make an appearance at your congregation or function just drop me a line. I'm going to post some pictures and the blueprint to give you an idea of what we're dealing with.

Keep us in your prayers.