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November 22, 2019 — The number of New Yorkers newly diagnosed with HIV is down to historic lows and fell below 2,000 for the first time since annual HIV reporting began in 2001. According to the 2018 HIV Surveillance Annual Report (PDF), 1,917 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City in 2018, down 11% from the 2,157 new diagnoses reported in 2017, and down 67% from 2001.

As part of the NYC Ending the Epidemic Plan, New York City has transformed its eight Sexual Health Clinics, all of which currently offer low- to no-cost state-of-the-art STI and HIV services, including STI and HIV testing, emergency PEP, PrEP initiation and navigation, JumpstART (immediate initiation of HIV treatment with navigation to longer-term care), and counseling services. Anyone age 12 or older can receive services at a Sexual Health Clinic, regardless of immigration status, insurance coverage, or ability to pay.

Of people receiving HIV medical care in 2018, 87% were virally suppressed (up 81% from 2014). Viral suppression is important because it reduces the amount of virus in a person’s body helping maintain overall health. Additionally, people with HIV who are on treatment and maintain an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV through sex. This evidence-based finding is also known as Undetectable = Untransmittable (U = U).

To read full article CLICK HERE

This Wednesday November 27, 2019 is our 11th Annual Thanksgiving Potluck.    So bring a favorite thanksgiving dish and join us in the W club room of Wilton Station (behind the museum).    The guards will let you in.

Last Friday 11 group members saw the movie “THE GOOD LIAR.” Everyone clapped after the show. On Monday night another 8 group members saw “THE GOOD LIAR” and everyone stood and clapped. I encourage you to see it.

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FRIDAY MOVIE & DINNER NOVEMBER 22, 2019

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

STARS TOM HANKS AS MISTER ROGERS

CYPRESS CREEK REGAL (6415 N. Andrews)

STARTS: 7:25 PM.

If you arrive after 7:25 the group will already be seated inside theatre. Find us.

 

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DINNER BEFORE SHOW AT 6:15 PM

SWEET TOMATOES 🍅 

(6245 N. Andrews – walk to movie)

ALL FRIENDS WELCOME

Contact John at jramos4000@aol.com with movie suggestions.

CLICK HERE FOR PREVIEW 

 

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Tom Hanks bears a shocking resemblance to children’s television star Fred Rogers, who he plays in the upcoming film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” But the similarities are more than just good casting — the performers are actually related, according to a discovery made by Ancestry.com.

 

Hanks is sixth cousins with Rogers, and they share the same great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Johannes Mefford, a company representative told CBS News. The company utilized its database of over 20 billion online historical records to form Hanks’ family tree, the representative said.

 

The new film tells the story of a reporter whose life changes after he meets Rogers. Matthew Rhys plays Lloyd Vogel, a journalist for Esquire tasked with profiling the icon. The film is based on Rogers’ real-life friendship with journalist Tom Junod, which began in 1998 when Junod wrote an article about the TV personality.

 

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PG (for some strong thematic material, a brief fight, and some mild language)

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At the 11-20-19 meeting we raised $66 bringing our total to $1157.

 

 

The AIDS quilt — all 50,000 panels — will return to the Bay Area, under a new agreement that transfers stewardship of the mammoth AIDS memorial to the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco.

Additionally, the Library of Congress will preserve the quilt’s vast archival collections in Washington, D.C.

Details of the arrangement were announced during a news conference in Washington Wednesday morning.

The quilt will be moved to a warehouse near the Oakland International Airport from its current location in Atlanta, John Cunningham, executive director of the AIDS grove, told the Bay Area Reporter in an exclusive interview Monday.

To read full article CLICK HERE   The AIDS quilt was last fully displayed in October 1996 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Photo: Rick Gerharter

Last Friday 11 group members saw the movie “THE GOOD LIAR.” Everyone clapped after the show. On Monday night another 8 group members saw “THE GOOD LIAR” and everyone stood and clapped. I encourage you to see it.

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FRIDAY MOVIE & DINNER NOVEMBER 22, 2019

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

STARS TOM HANKS AS MISTER ROGERS

CYPRESS CREEK REGAL (6415 N. Andrews)

STARTS: 7:25 PM.

If you arrive after 7:25 the group will already be seated inside theatre. Find us.

 

***********************

DINNER BEFORE SHOW AT 6:15 PM

SWEET TOMATOES 🍅 

(6245 N. Andrews – walk to movie)

ALL FRIENDS WELCOME

Contact John at jramos4000@aol.com with movie suggestions.

CLICK HERE FOR PREVIEW 

 

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Tom Hanks bears a shocking resemblance to children’s television star Fred Rogers, who he plays in the upcoming film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” But the similarities are more than just good casting — the performers are actually related, according to a discovery made by Ancestry.com.

 

Hanks is sixth cousins with Rogers, and they share the same great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Johannes Mefford, a company representative told CBS News. The company utilized its database of over 20 billion online historical records to form Hanks’ family tree, the representative said.

 

The new film tells the story of a reporter whose life changes after he meets Rogers. Matthew Rhys plays Lloyd Vogel, a journalist for Esquire tasked with profiling the icon. The film is based on Rogers’ real-life friendship with journalist Tom Junod, which began in 1998 when Junod wrote an article about the TV personality.

 

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PG (for some strong thematic material, a brief fight, and some mild language)

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The topic this Wednesday November 20, 2019 the week before Thanksgiving is Grateful based on this article.