Beverly (Cleworth) Case, beloved friend and colleague who retired this past April after twenty-five years of service to AIDS Project RI, passed away on July 14.
by Christion Battey for AIDS Project RI. For people who “transgress the binary [we] do not see [ourselves] as a man or woman.” At a recent HIV testing event at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Knight Campus in Warwick, I came across twenty-year-old Brandy, a student who identifies as genderqueer. Being from a different […]
by Christion Battey for AIDS Project RI. On a recent rainy Tuesday afternoon I sat down with Jonathan Goyer to discuss his personal journey through drug addiction and homelessness, the harm-reduction practices that he used to overcome this, and his 20 months of sobriety, leading to an advertising campaign to combat drug addiction and overdose. […]
Make sure that part of your New Year’s resolution is to keep practicing safe sex, no matter whom you’re having sex with. If you’re sexually active, then you should be tested every three months for HIV. Why three months? Well, it takes the virus about that long to be picked up in one of the […]
by Sam Simas. Once a month, Christion Battey, AIDS Project Rhode Island’s (APRI) Program Coordinator, gears up with clear Tupperware boxes brimming with HIV rapidtests, free condoms, and lube to give to college students at the University of Rhode Island. He hops into his sporty little hatchback with a rainbow bumper sticker and cruises down […]