STaSS Welcomes everyone to attend their birthday AGM. The AGM is a public meeting where STaSS Trustees report back on the management & finances of the organisation for the previous year. Trustees are elected and reelected for the forthcoming year and members have the opportunity to put questions to the board & vote for decisions and for the Trustees. It’s also a great opportunity to meet our staff, students and volunteer work force and understand how STaSS makes a difference in people’s lives. Hot meal will be served so hope we will see you there. Please R.S.V.P. so we know how many people to cater for.
Meeting will take place at the YMCA Conference Suit, North 6th Street, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2NL. Friday 29th November 2013 at 18:00 prompt. for more information please contact STaSS office 01908 282185 / 07950 397475.
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Milton Keynes Local Authority would like to make sure that the contraceptive and sexual health services it commissions are as accessible as possible to people living in Milton Keynes. It would help them to do this if you could take 5 minutes to complete this questionnaire. Your answers will be treated in confidence. You do not need to give us your name or address but we have asked some questions about you at the end to make sure the questionnaires we receive back are representative of the MK population.
We are at the start of a new era in stopping the spread of HIV. We know that the combination of regular testing, HIV treatment and condom use is the key to success.
But tests, treatment and condoms are just tools – it is down to all of us as individuals to make it happen. It is what you do everyday that really makes a difference. You can stop HIV harming you and the ones you care about.
Join and be the start of something that will change HIV history…watch the video to make a start today…
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Are you passionate about making a real difference in people’s lives? Are you inspired by the idea of challenging HIV stigma and supporting individuals to come to terms with their diagnosis so they can continue to live productive lives and realise their ambitions?
STaSS has delivered free, confidential and inclusive support services for people infected and affected by HIV in Milton Keynes for more than 5 years. In partnership with MK Council, we are now expanding our prevention and support services, and have created two new key roles, both reporting to the Director, a full-time Support Service Co-ordinator, and a 25 hours per week Outreach Co-ordinator. Continue reading
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STaSS would like to announce that we can now offer FREE HIV quick tests. We are currently running tests every Wednesday during Drop-Ins from 10:00-16:00, No appointment needed. The test results are instant with 99.69% accuracy. All tests are carried out professionally in a private confidential room. Continue reading
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Hi, my name is Naomi and I am a homeopath.
I have recently returned from volunteering for three months in Tanzania with Homeopathy for Health in Africa (www.homeopathyforhealthinafrica.org) where we treated many people, particularly with HIV or AIDS.
Homeopathy is a complimentary medicine, so can be used alongside standard medication – almost everyone we saw was already on ARVs. Continue reading
Hi my name is Patience and I am the founder of Eating4aChange and I’m passionate about food and healthy eating.
Eating4aChange is a weight management and healthy eating program specially designed for Africans and people of African descent. The programme aims to provide advice and support to its clients using a combination of African and western foods to manage their weight. Continue reading
When HIV is concerned, it is very important to know your status, not only to prevent further transmission of the virus but also the earlier you get help, the more effective it is. Today’s specialist medical treatment can do a lot to slow down the progress of the virus and minimise its effects on your immune system. If you do test positive, we can get help for you quickly and give you support in whatever area required. If we can’t help, we can let you know where you can get help.
STaSS has set up a quick testing centre at: Broughton Medical Centre. Glyn Valley Place, Broughton, Milton Keynes ,MK10 7EF, 01908 874 444 This will be on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday of each month. Thus for 2013; February: 16, March: 2, 16, 30, April: 6, 20, May: 4, 18, June: 1, 15, 29, July: 6, 20, August: 3, 17, 31, September: 7, 21, October: 5, 19, November: 2, 16, 30, December: 7, 21
Every year, 1st December is used to raise awareness of the global AIDS epidemic, to support the millions that are living with HIV/AIDS, and to remember those who have died. World AIDS Day was created by the World Health Organization in 1988 to build international cooperation for the fight against HIV and AIDS. More than 190 countries around the world observe this day.
According to UNAIDS, 33 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. More than 2 million of those are children. Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 60 million people have been infected worldwide and there have been more than 25 million HIV/AIDS related deaths. Two million new cases are being reported each year. World AIDS Day was developed to help reduce these numbers. Continue reading
Come and celebrate our achievements at our Annual General Meeting
Friday 26th October 2012
Doors open and buffet from 5.30pm, meeting from 6.30pm
Venue: Y.M.C.A., 402 North Row, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2NL