Today is National HIV Testing Day! And the theme is Take the Test. Take Control. The first and best way to get involved today is to get tested yourself. You can find testing locations across the U.S. here. Then take a look at all the ways you can make a career out of fighting HIV and AIDS.
If you’ve got experience as a caseworker, you could make a huge difference in the lives of people with HIV.
- The Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia, PA is looking for an HIV Medical Case Manager to work with a caseload of 40 clients, assessing their needs and matching them with the best services and resources.
- The Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the world’s “leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy,” also needs an Mental Health Counselor/Prevention Case Manager in New York City.
- Work with Span, Inc. as a HIV Case Manager in Boston to handle the unique issues faced by those who have been in prison.
Want to do more behind-the-scenes work? Organizations tackling HIV/AIDS need all kinds of support!
- Take a look at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. They’re working on improving military medicine and public health, and they’re seeking an Executive Coordinator of their Global Health Programs at the Military HIV Research Program in Bethesda.
- If your specialty is in development, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, needs a New York-based research Grants Administrator to help raise money for all the great work they do.
- And the North Share Health Project is offering a great opportunity to serve as their Executive Director in Gloucester, MA.
If you love working with youth, look no further than DC’s Metro TeenAIDS. They need a Director of School Services to supervise federally funded HIV/AIDS education and prevention curriculum to 6,000 middle and high school students and supervision of HIV-related after-school and parent programming. Pretty cool.
Nonprofits and government agencies across the United States have been doing incredible work in HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and support and made enormous strides in what it means to live with HIV/AIDS today. Take the test. Take control. Then take advantage of one of these fantastic opportunities to do great work.