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Trans activist Beverly Ross at Rock the RED in Chicago

By: Arionne Nettles HIV awareness proponents are connecting this week to help get transgender women to the doctor to get screened for HIV. April 18 marks the second annual National Transgender HIV Testing Day, and research shows a continued need to focus efforts on that group. Trans women in countries around the world are approximately [...]

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Red Pump Encourages Women to Know, Act and Rock to Prevent HIV and Fight Stigma Thumbnail

The Red Pump Project® announced the launch of its ninth annual Rock the Red Pump® (#RocktheRedPump) campaign to commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) that is observed annually on March 10. This year’s campaign theme is Know. Act. Rock; #RocktheRedPump was and continues to be a call-to-action for women and girls to [...]

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Red Pump Celebrates National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day with Patricia Harris Thumbnail

It’s not everyday you have an opportunity to meet someone who’s story ravishes with agility, might and inspiration – but, A Girl with Red Pumps did!  This month, we sat down with Patricia Harris, a 49-year-old HIV/AIDS advocate who’s mission rings true in Stopping HIV Together by connecting with family members, local organizations and everyday people to [...]

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Cupcakes and Condoms is Coming to a City Near You Thumbnail

While new HIV diagnoses among African-American women has declined 42% since 2005[1], women of color continue to be heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS. Since 2012, The Red Pump Project has hosted Cupcakes and Condoms, a free educational program for women and teen girls that combines desserts and education. In an effort to expand the impact, Red [...]

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Red Pump Stories: Celebrating National HIV Testing Day with Kamaria Laffrey Thumbnail

Do you know how important it is to get tested for HIV? As proud supporters of the CDC’s #DoingIt campaign, we encourage every man and woman to get tested as the first step toward preventing transmission. It is a priority and should be on everyone’s list of to-dos THIS SUMMER. At Red Pump, we’ve been blessed [...]

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Red Pump will Honor Valerie L. Rochester at the 3rd Annual Red Summer Soiree Thumbnail

  The Red Pump Project® will honor Valerie L. Rochester during the 3rd Annual Red Summer Soiree with the 2016 Ultimate Red Pump Rocker Award for her dedication to HIV advocacy in the Washington, DC area. The Red Summer Soiree, held on Saturday, June 18, is one of The Red Pump Project’s signature events and [...]

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Red Pump Stories: Tarshá Hamilton, HIV/AIDS Activist Thumbnail

You may know Tarshá Hamilton as a singer/songwriter and the former wife of Anthony Hamilton. But, what you may not be aware of, is Tarshá’s commitment to fight the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. This month, we sat down with Tarshá to identify what inspires her to make a difference. So, take a moment to read [...]

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Why HIV Testing Should be on Every Woman’s To-Do List Thumbnail

If you are like me, then you know that life can be incredibly busy. From family to work and beyond, it seems like there are always more tasks than there is time. As a new mom who works full-time and helps lead The Red Pump Project’s incredible mission, my life is hectic, fast, and overwhelming. With so [...]

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7th Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair: An Evening of Fashionable Philanthropy (recap) Thumbnail

On December 5, 2015, more than 150 taste makers, entrepreneurs, socialites and prominent community leaders gathered together for the 7th Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair to commemorate World AIDS Day with The Red Pump Project in Charlotte, NC.  Guests traveled in from New York City, DC, Virginia, Texas, Georgia and all over the Carolinas to [...]

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Red Pump is Headed to Haiti for the Week with the U.S. Dept. of State! Thumbnail

Today, three members of Team Red Pump are headed to Port-au-Prince, Haiti! Luvvie Ajayi (Executive Director/Co-Founder), Brittani Menina (Ambassador Coordinator/DC lead) and Skyy Banks (Programming Coordinator/ATL lead) will be guests of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. We will be on the ground in time for World AIDS Day (December 1), when [...]

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