April 17, 2012 -- Kevin Burns talks about Dining Out for Life at CBS Philly. Dining Out for Life Philadelphia supports HIV & AIDS services in Philadelphia and throughout the Delaware Valley - including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties as well as South Jersey and Delaware.
Over 200 restaurants are participating on April 26, 2012. Kevin Burns explains why this fundraiser is necessary to confront the growing epidemic.
April 4, 2012 -- Daisy Martinez shares her story about why she supports Dining Out for Life. Daisy starred in the public service announcement for Dining Out for Life 2012 with Ted Allen and Pam Grier. Daisy continues to support the event with her short video about what has inspired her to get involved to make a real difference in the lives of people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. You can tell us why you Dine Out for Life too!
February 21, 2012 -- This year Shooters Inc. generously created two versions of the Dining Out for Life 2012 public service announcement (PSA). You can watch both of these short videos below. Spread the word about Dining Out for Life Philadelphia. It's the most satisfying meal you'll have all year! Simply by going to a restaurant and dining out on Thursday, April 26, participating restaurants will donate 33% of the cost of your meal to fight HIV/AIDS in your community.
February 8, 2012 -- The Ryan White Planning Council (RWPC) is one of the most important groups for people with HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia. The RWPC is a part of the Office of HIV Planning Philadelphia, and determines how money should be allocated for people with HIV/AIDS. The group is composed entirely of volunteers - including ActionAIDS staff members. Learn more about this dedicated group of people by watching this presentation.
January 5, 2012 -- The Dining Out for Life PSA was shot features Ted Allen, host of Chopped on the Food Network; actress Pam Grier; and Daisy Martinez, whose new show, Boriquas, just debuted on Utilisima. The commercials will air in March & April 2012 to promote Dining Out for Life International, one of the largest fundraisers for HIV/AIDS service organizations across the country.
December 6, 2011 -- Temple University's multimedia publication Philadelphia Neighborhoods interviews Director of Volunteers Ron Hoskins and Executive Director Kevin Burns. This video is a small glimpse into the services ActionAIDS provides people living with HIV/AIDS.
December 5, 2011 -- ActionAIDS Board President Rich Lampkins was interviewed by 6 ABC for World AIDS Day 2011. Rich shares his experience of living with HIV in Philadelphia for the past 20 years. Rich speaks about his experience learning that he was HIV-positive, and taking AZT during the 1990s. He reports that with new medication he feels "amazing" and urges everyone who is HIV positive to make the medication regimen part of their daily routine.
December 1, 2011 -- ActionAIDS joins AIDS.gov in Facing AIDS. This project was launched for World AIDS Day to confront stigma and promote HIV testing. You can learn about free rapid HIV testing in Philadelphia here.
ActionAIDS is committed to facing AIDS every day, and confronting stigma. This organization was founded in 1986 with the belief that no one should face AIDS alone.
November 12, 2011 -- ActionAIDS HIV Testing and Counseling staff member Melissa Hughes was interviewed by South Philly Review at a Health and Wellness Expo for senior citizens. The expo was an opportunity for South Philadelphia residents to benefit from medical screenings, and learn how to stay healthy. Melissa explains that it is important to reach out to Philadelphia seniors because they often do not think they are at risk for getting HIV.
October 19, 2011 -- Kevin Burns talks to Good Day Philadelphia about the ActionAIDS 25th Anniversary Commemoration, and the Philadelphia HIV epidemic.
Not only did 2011 mark 30 years of HIV/AIDS, but also 25 years of ActionAIDS services for people living with and affected by the disease. ActionAIDS commemorated those years, and the hard work of three founding members of the organization.
September 21, 2011 -- Kevin Burns and Terri Clark interviewed for a special educational video highlighting the HIV epidemic in Philadelphia, and reasons why you should get tested. This video highlights the importance of getting an HIV test, places you can get an HIV test, and misconceptions about who is HIV positive. ActionAIDS offers free HIV testing -- it is rapid testing with an oral swab. The test takes about 20 minutes, and no blood is drawn.
April 21, 2011 -- Kevin Burns is interviewed by Philly.com about Dining Out for Life Philadelphia. The event has become a Philadelphia tradition, and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for ActionAIDS, the largest HIV service organization in Pennsylvania. Proceeds from Dining Out for Life Philadelphia go directly to medical case management, housing services, and the Buddy Program. It's the most satisfying meal you'll have all year!
This event founded in Philadelphia by ActionAIDS in 1991 and has expanded to over 60 cities in North America. This annual event has become our middle name and a “Must Do” event throughout the Delaware Valley.
April 15, 2011 -- ActionAIDS Executive Director Kevin Burns is interviewed by MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer on the Youth Condom Project in Philadelphia.
Kevin talks about the need for sex education, and the high infection rates in the city. In Philadelphia, the Chlamydia rate among children ages 10 to 14 is five times higher than the national average. For the same group, Gonorrhea is four times higher than the national average.
July 30, 2009 -- ActionAIDS Executive Director Kevin Burns joined the chorus of voices in Philadelphia calling for an end to the Pennsylvania budget stalemate, which threatened to shut down non-profit organizations and vital services.
"This means people won't have food to eat or places to live or clothing or access to medical care so it's really a desperate situation," Kevin said.
ActionAIDS is proud to present five videos of our Action Heroes. These dedicated volunteers have done so much to support the work that ActionAIDS does for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Watch all of the Take Action videos, or click on a picture below to listen to one of our Action Heroes.