March 24, 2009


Support the Denver Principles Project

Welcome to another blog entry. We are gearing up for our first Women's minority HIV conference here in Jacksonville. So it is a very busy week getting the final details in place.

I am still doing my workouts and protein shakes. I always try to start out my day on a positive that way. Working out also helps me with any leftover stress from earlier.

I have spoken before about the Denver Principles Project. I would like to take the time to thank all the organizations nationwide who have signed on with Dab the AIDS Bear Project to back the initiative.


AIDS Action Coalition/Davis Clinic - Huntsville, AL

AIDS Alabama - Birmingham, AL

Jefferson County Department of Health Hepatitis Support Group - Birmingham, AL

South Alabama Cares - Mobile, AL

Unity Wellness Center - Auburn, AL

West Alabama AIDS Outreach - Tuscaloosa, AL


Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association - Anchorage, AK

Alaska AIDS Hotline - Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center - Anchorage, AK


Chicanos Por La Causa/L.U.C.E.S. Program - Phoenix, AZ

Concilio Latino de Salud - Phoenix, AZ

Ebony House - Phoenix, AZ

Native American Community Health Center - Phoenix, AZ

Northland Cares - Prescott, AZ

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS - Phoenix, AZ

Terros Inc. - Phoenix, AZ

Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network - Tucson, AZ


Alliance on Community Health - El Dorado, AR

Arkansas AIDS Foundation - Little Rock, AR

South Arkansas Fights AIDS - El Dorado, AR


ACT UP Southern California - North Hollywood, CA

AIDS/HIV Health Alternatives - North Hollywood, CA

American Health Services - Van Nuys, CA

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center - San Francisco, CA

Being Alive San Diego - San Diego, CA

BIENESTAR - Southern California

Breaking Barriers Community Service Center - Sacramento, CA

Butte County Public Health Department - Oroville, CA

Center for Health Justice - West Hollywood, CA

Christie's Place - San Diego, CA

Contra Costa Health Services - Martinez, CA

Delhi Center - Santa Ana, CA

Desert AIDS Project - Palm Springs, CA

F.O.U.N.D. - Los Angeles, CA

Fraternity House Inc. - Escondido, CA

Friends of AIDS Foundation - Long Beach, CA

Healing Waters - San Francisco, CA

Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality - San Francisco, CA

Jewish Family Service - San Diego, CA

John XXIII HIV/AIDS Services - Salinas, CA

Kemet Coalition - San Diego, CA

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center - Los Angeles, CA

Mama's Kitchen - San Diego, CA

Mental Health America of San Diego County - San Diego, CA

North County Health Services - San Marcos, CA

Pacific Pride Foundation - Santa Barbara,, CA

Pacific Pride Foundation - Santa Maria, CA

Parkview Compounding Pharmacy - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Positive Women's Network - Oakland, CA

Project Inform - San Francisco, CA

Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation - Los Altos, CA

San Francisco AIDS Foundation - San Francisco, CA

Shanti Institute - San Francisco, CA

Socorro Outpatient Drug Program - Los Angeles, CA

South Bay Family Healthcare Center - Redondo Beach, CA

Stepping Stone of San Diego - San Diego, CA

Stonewall Alliance Center - Chico, CA

Stop AIDS Project - San Francisco, CA

Townspeople - San Diego, CA

Venice Family Clinic - Venice, CA

Veterans Administration San Diego Medical Center - San Diego, CA

Western Pacific Medical Corp. - Glendale, CA

Women Alive - Los Angeles, CA

Women At Risk - Culver City, CA

Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases (WORLD) - Oakland, CA


Boulder County AIDS Project - Boulder, CO

Colorado AIDS Project - Denver, CO

Empowerment Program - Denver, CO

El Futuro Community Center and El Centro Esperanza - Denver, CO

Hep C Connection - Denver, CO

HIV Legal Project, The Legal Center - Denver, CO

Northern Colorado AIDS Project - Fort Collins, CO

Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church - Colorado Springs, CO

Servicios de La Raza - Denver, CO

University of Colorado Hospital HIV/AIDS Clinical Program Aurora, CO


Community Health Center - Middletown, CT

Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective - Hartford, CT

Saint Philip House Inc. - Plainville, CT

University of Connecticut Health Center/Correctional Managed Health Care - Farmington, CT


AIDS Delaware - Wilmington, DE

Delaware HIV Consortium - Wilmington, DE

Latin American Community Center - Wilmington, DE

Sussex County AIDS Council (SCAC) - Rehoboth Beach, DE

District of Columbia

Advocates for Youth - Washington, DC

AIDS Action - Washington, DC

AIDS Institute, The - Washington, DC

Care Access National Network (CANN) - Washington, DC

CenterLink - The Community of LGBT Centers - Washington, DC

Communities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief (CAEAR) - Washington, DC

Food & Friends - Washington, DC

National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coaltion - Washington, DC

National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) - Washington, DC

National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) - Washington, DC

Quality of Life Retreats - Washington, DC

Whitman-Walker Clinic - Washington, DC


Appetite for Life, Inc. - Pensacola, FL

Community Information Network - Pensacola, FL

Dab the AIDS Bear Project - Jacksonville, FL

First Coast Metropolitan Community Church - St. Augustine, FL

League Against AIDS / La Liga Contra Sida - Miami, FL

McGregor Clinic, The - Fort Myers, FL

Okaloosa AIDS Support & Info Services (OASIS)- Fort Walton Beach, FL

Poverello Center - Wilton Manors, FL

River Fund - Sebastian, FL

Seminole County Health Department - Sanford, FL

Sunshine Cathedral a Metropolitan Community Church - Fort Lauderdale, FL


AID Atlanta - Atlanta, GA

AIDS Alliance for Faith and Health - Atlanta, GA

Central City AIDS Network, Inc. - Macon, GA

Living Bridge Center, The - Dalton, GA

Making A Way Housing, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

The NAMES Project/AIDS Memorial Quilt - Atlanta, GA

National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities - Atlanta, GA

Positive Impact - Atlanta, GA

Safe Haven - Thomasville, GA

SisterLove - Atlanta, GA


Guam HIV/AIDS Network Project - Barrigada, GU


Life Foundation - Honolulu, HI

Malama Pono Kauai AIDS Project - Lihue, HI


Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS - Boise, ID

South Central Public Health District - Twin Falls, ID


Agape Missions - Joliet, IL

AIDS Foundation of Chicago - Chicago, IL

Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House - Chicago, IL

Chicago House - Chicago, IL

Community Health Improvement Center - Decatur, IL

Crusader Community Health - Rockford, IL

Heart of Illinois HIV/AIDS Center - Peoria, IL

South Suburban HIV/AIDS Regional Coalition - Ford Heights, IL

Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) - Chicago, IL

Vital Bridges - Chicago, IL


AIDS Task Force of Northeast Indiana - Fort Wayne, IN

Brothers Uplifting Brothers - Merrillville, IN

Center For Mental Health - Elwood, IN

Center For Mental Health - Lafayette, IN

Matthew 25 AIDS Services Inc. - Evansville, IN


Iowa Center for AIDS Resources and Education (ICARE) - Iowa City, IA

Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities - Davenport, IA

Wilson Resource Center - Arnolds Park, IA


Healthy University - Kansas City, KS

HIV Wisdom for Older Women - Kansas City, KS

Regional AIDS Project - Manhattan, KS

Topeka AIDS Project - Topeka, KS


Heartland CARES - Paducah, KY

Kentucky HIV/AIDS Advocacy & Action Group (KHAAG) - Henderson, KY

Matthew 25 AIDS Services Inc. - Henderson, KY

Metropolitan Community Church of Paducah - Paducah, KY


HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two - Baton Rouge, LA

Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies - New Orleans, LA

New Orleans AIDS Task Force - New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council - New Orleans, LA

Southwest Louisiana Center for Health Services - Lake Charles, LA


Eastern Maine AIDS Network - Bangor, ME

Health Reach Harm Reduction - Augusta, ME


Heart To Hand - Glenarden, MD

Hepatitis Foundation International - Silver Spring, MD

Sacred Zion Full Gospel Baptist Church - Baltimore, MD

Sisters Together and Reaching - Baltimore, MD

UMB, Dental School PLUS Program - Baltimore, MD

Women Accepting Responsibility - Baltimore, MD


AIDS Action Committee (AAC) - Boston, MA

AIDS Project Worcester, Inc. - Worcester, MA

AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod - Provincetown, MA

Cornerstone Wellness Center - Lynn, MA

JRI Health - Boston, MA

Nantucket AIDS Network - Nantucket, MA

North Shore Health Project, Inc. - Gloucester, MA

Project Aware - Fall River, MA

Strongest Link AIDS Services - Danvers, MA

Treatment Access Expansion Project (TAEP) - Boston, MA


AIDS Partnership Michigan - Detroit, MI

Community AIDS Resource and Education Services - Benton Harbor, MI

Community AIDS Resource and Education Services - Kalamazoo, MI

Deaf AIDS Project - Detroit, MI

Detroit Community AIDS Library - Detroit, MI

Gateway Community Services - East Lansing, MI

Higher Ground - Royal Oak, MI

Kleber, Kendra S. & Associates - Ferndale, MI

Michigan Positive Action Coalition (MI-POZ) - Detroit, MI

St. John Community Health - Detroit, MI

Saint Mary's Health Care Special Immunology Services - Grand Rapids, MI

Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center - Detroit, MI

Wellness AIDS Services - Flint, MI


Minnesota AIDS Project - Minneapolis, MN

Minnkota Health Project - Moorhead, MN

Rural AIDS Action Network - Little Falls, MN

Wake Up We're Affected - Minneapolis, MN


AIDS Services Coalition - Hattiesburg, MS

Brave New Day - Jackson, MS

Southern AIDS Commission - Jackson, MS


Joplin Gay Lesbian Family & Corporate Center - Joplin, MO

Pettis County Health Center - Sedalia, MO

Saint Louis Effort For AIDS - Saint Louis, MO


Montana Gay Men's Task Force - Missoula, MT

Montana Two Spirit Society - Missoula, MT

Partnership Health Center - Missoula, MT


Diamond Foundation of Nebraska - Omaha, NE


Aid For AIDS Nevada - Las Vegas, NV

National HIV Benefits Corp. - Las Vegas, NV

Nevada AIDS Project (NAP) - Las Vegas, NV

Saint Therese Center - Henderson, NV

New Hampshire

AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region - Gilsum, NH

Greater Manchester AIDS Project - Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force - Nashua, NH

New Jersey

African American Office of Gay Concerns - Newark, NJ

Eric Johnson House - Morristown, NJ

Henry J. Austin Health Center, Inc. - Trenton, NJ

HiTOPS Adolescent Health and Education Center - Princeton, NJ

Liberation In Truth Unity Fellowship Church - Newark, NJ

Making It Possible to end Homelessness (MIPH) - New Brunswick, NJ

Newark EMA HIV Health Services Planning Council - Newark, NJ

Pride Connections Center of NJ and Hudson Pride Connections - Jersey City, NJ

New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Health - McKinley County - Gallup, NM

New Mexico POZ Coalition - Rio Rancho, NM

New York

Aid For AIDS - New York, NY

AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA) - New York, NY

AIDS Community Services of Western New York - Buffalo, NY

AIDS Treatment Data Network - New York, NY

AIDS Walk New York - New York, NY

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research - New York, NY

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS - New York, NY

Cable Positive - New York, NY

Capital District African American Coalition on AIDS - Albany, NY

Center for Comprehensive Care/St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center - New York, NY

Center for HIV Law and Policy - New York, NY

Circulo de la Hispanidad - Hempstead, NY

Community Healthcare Network - New York, NY

Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP) - New York, NY

Conscious Contact of New York, Inc. - New York, NY

Copasetic Women over 50 - New York, NY

Exponents - New York, NY

Friends of GMHC - New York, NY

Gay Men of African Descent - New York, NY

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) - New York, NY

Global Justice Ministry of Metropolitan Community Churches - New York, NY

Harlem United - New York, NY

Harm Reduction Coalition - New York, NY

Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute - Bronx, NY

HIV Law Project - New York, NY

Housing Works - New York, NY

Iris House - New York, NY

Latino Commission on AIDS - New York, NY

LIFEbeat - New York, NY

Love Heals, The Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education - New York, NY

Lutheran Family Health Center - Brooklyn, NY

Metropolitan Community Church - New York, NY

Mexicanos Unidos - New York, NY

Ms. Foundation's Women and AIDS Fund - New York, NY

Narco Freedom/HOPE Case Management - Bronx, NY

Narco Freedom/Red Hook Primary Care - Brooklyn, NY

National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS - New York, NY

National Women and AIDS Collective - New York, NY

New York City AIDS Housing Network (NYCAHN) - Brooklyn, NY

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute - New York, NY

Osborne Association - Bronx, NY

Perceptions for People with Disabilities - New York, NY

The Phil Zwickler Charitable & Memorial Foundation - New York, NY

ProHealth Resources - New York, NY

PSI - Brooklyn, NY

St. Vincent's Comprehensive HIV Center - New York, NY

St. Vincent's Hospital - New York, NY

Schenectady Damien Center - Schenectady, NY

Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research & Treatment (SMART) - New York, NY

Visual AIDS for the Arts - New York, NY

Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center - Albany, NY

Women's HIV Collaborative - New York, NY

North Carolina

Alliance of AIDS Services Carolina - Raleigh, NC

Chatham Social Health Council - Siler City, NC

Coastal Interfaith AIDS Alliance (CARE) - Wilmington, NC

Community Service Network - Dunn, NC

Durham County Health Department, Division of Health Education - Durham, NC

Metrolina AIDS Project - Charlotte, NC

Robeson Health Care Corporation - Lumberton, NC

Western North Carolina AIDS Project - Asheville, NC

North Dakota

Minnkota Health Project - Fargo, ND


AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland - Cleveland, OH

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) - Akron, OH

Better Way Foundation, The - Columbus, OH

Caracole, Inc. - Cincinnati, OH

CWRU/UH/MetroHealth Clinical Trials Community Advisory Board - Cleveland, OH

Greene County Combined Health District - Xenia, OH

Lorain County AIDS Task Force - Lorain, OH

TCN Behavioral Health Services - Positive Living Program - Xenia, OH

Tobias Project, Inc. - Columbus, OH

United Church of Christ HI/AIDS Network - Cleveland, OH


Other Options - Oklahoma City, OK

Tulsa Center for AIDS Resources, Education and Support (CARES) - Tulsa, OK


Cascade AIDS Project - Portland, OR

Multnomah County HIV Health Services Center - Portland, OR

OHSU/Partnership Project - Portland, OR

Our House of Portland - Portland, OR

Urban League of Portland - Portland, OR

Valley AIDS Information Network, Inc. - Corvallis, OR


ACT UP - Philadelphia, PA

ActionAIDS - Philadelphia, PA

AIDS Resource - Williamsport, PA

Community College of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

Easton Community HIV/AIDS Organization - Easton, PA

Family Planning Services of Mercer County - Sharon, PA

Latino Outreach Program, Council of Spanish Speaking Organization of the Lehigh Valley - Bethlehem, PA

Northwest Pennsylvania Rural AIDS Alliance - Clarion, PA

Persad Center - Pittsburg, PA

Philadelphia FIGHT - Philadelphia, PA

Positive Opportunities, Inc. - Harrisburg, PA

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force - Pittsburg, PA

SafeGuards LGBT Health Resource Center - Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson NARP - Philadelphia, PA

West House Personal Care Home - Williamsport, PA

Puerto Rico

Pacientes de SIDA pro Politica Sana - San Juan, PR

Rhode Island

AGAPE/Family Resources Community Action - Woonsocket, RI

AIDS Care Ocean State - Providence, RI

Mathewson Street United Methodist Church - Providence, RI

South Carolina

Access Network - Ridgeland, SC

AID Upstate - Greenville, SC

South Carolina Campaign to End AIDS - Columbia, SC

South Dakota

Black Hills Center for Equality - Rapid City, SD


East Tennessee State University College of Medicine - Johnson City, TN

Friends For Life - Memphis, TN

Nashville CARES - Nashville, TN


AIDS Housing Coalition - Houston, TX

AIDS Services of Dallas - Dallas, TX

Anthony Chisom AIDS Foundation - Dallas, TX

Border AIDS Partnership - El Paso, TX

International AIDS Empowerment - El Paso, TX

Metropolitan Community Church Austin - Austin, TX

Montrose Counseling Center - Houston, TX

Mujeres Unidas Contra el Sida - Georgetown, TX

Resource Center Of Dallas - Dallas, TX

Rural AIDS Services Program - San Antonio, TX

South Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse - Laredo, TX

Street Outreach, Addiction Services - Fort Worth, TX

Women Rising Project - Austin, TX


American Red Cross, Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter - Salt Lake City, UT

Indian Walk-In Center - Salt Lake City, UT

People With AIDS Coalition of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Valley Health Department - Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Center - Salt Lake City, UT


Twin States Network - Bellows Falls, VT

Vermont Cares - Burlington, VT

Vermont Cares - Colchester, VT

Vermont Cares - Rutland, VT

Vermont Cares - St. Johnsbury, VT

Vermont People with AIDS Coalition - Montpelier, VT

Virgin Islands

Methodist Training & Outreach Center - St. Thomas, VI

Virgin Island Community AIDS Resource & Education - Christiansted, VI


ACCESS AIDS Care - Norfolk, VA

Council of Community Services, Drop-in Center - Roanoke, VA

Crater HIV/AIDS Services & Education (CHASE) - Petersburg, VA

Eastern Virginia Medical School HIV/AIDS Resource Center - Norfolk, VA

Fan Free Clinic - Richmond, VA

Fredericksburg Area HIV/AIDS Support Services - Fredericksburg, VA

Inova Juniper Program - Springfield, VA

Karing with Individuality Services - Alexandria, VA

Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry - Falls Church, VA

Open Door Resource Center Inc. - Richmond, VA

Richmond AIDS Consortium - Richmond, VA

Valley AIDS Network - Harrisonburg, VA

Who's Positive - Charlottesville, VA


BABES Network-YWCA - Seattle, WA

Blue Mountain Heart To Heart - Walla Walla, WA

Evergreen AIDS Foundation - Bellingham, WA

Gay City Health Project - Seattle, WA

Kitsap County HIV AIDS Foundation - Silverdale, WA

Lifelong AIDS Alliance - Seattle, WA

Pierce County AIDS Foundation - Tacoma, WA

Spokane Regional Health District - Spokane, WA

Targeted Alliances - Puyallup, WA

Volunteer Attorneys for Persons with HIV/AIDS - Seattle, WA

West Virginia

AIDS Network Tri-State Area - Martinsburg, WV

Caritas House, Inc. - Morgantown, WV

NAMES Project - Upper Ohio Valley Chapter - Wheeling, WV

WV Ryan White Part B Program - Huntington, WV


HIVictorious - Madison, WI

One Heartland - Milwaukee, WI


Albany County AIDS Project - Laramie, WY

Wyoming AIDS Project - Casper, WY

Thank the organizations and groups for joining together to make tomorrow better for all of us.

Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab