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RSVP to Fight HIV: Dining Out for Life

The NO/AIDS Taskforce and Shell have teamed up for the 18th annual Dining Out for Life - New Orleans. Join honorary Co-Chairs, Poppy Tooker, champion of Louisiana's culinary customs and host of the NPR-affiliated Louisiana Eats; and Emmy award-winning actor and The Young & The Restless star, Christian Le Blanc, on Thursday, July 18, at one of many participating restaurants.  

Free HIV, Heptatis C Screening Now Offered at Muni Court

HIV and select Hepatitis C testing will now be offered free of charge to citizens and inmates that come before the Orleans Parish Municipal Courts. The test will be offered on behalf of a new partnership with NO/AIDS Task Force, Project IMPACT, and New Orleans Municipals Court Chief Judge Desiree Charbonnet. 

Wrap Video: Teens Rap About Safe Sex (VIDEO)

Hip-hop in New Orleans is on the rise, but one group of local teens is more concerned with increasing the number of wrappers in the city. CHAT Project is an organization that concentrates on providing sexual education throughout the city of New Orleans, and they released a music video to promote condom use.  

Today's Events 8.23.12

Today, a musical "pep rally" kicks off the AIDS Walk, a local author presents federal flood-fueled poems, and Love Sessions continues. On this day in Louisiana history, legendary sousaphonist Walter Payton was born in New Orleans (1942), and a three-judge panel rejected Edwin Edwards' appeal of his racketeering conviction (2002). Don't let today beat you. Get ahead of the curb with these:

Dine Out for a Difference this Thursday

People in New Orleans are always finding charitable excuses to have a good time,  and locals need no excuse to eat. The NO/AIDS Task Force is capitalizing on the culinary culture with their annual, citywide “Dining Out for Life” event. On Thursday, July 19, restaurants from Metairie to the Marigny will be donating at least 25 percent of their profits to one of Louisiana’s most at-risk populations, and patrons won’t have to pay a penny extra.

NO/AIDS Spreads Awareness with Walk, Prom

Our local AIDS task force, known as NO/AIDS, is among the most visible nonprofits in town. But this weekend represents a particular uptake in awareness activity for the group, as two events seek to keep the risk and plight associated with the deadly disease on the map. The big event is Sunday's NO/AIDS Walk. Stepping off at 10 a.m. in Audubon Park, the stroll is aiming to raise $200K for prevention, care and support services across the state. But before that, there is dancing.

Today's Events: 8.11.11

August 11, when the first civilian prisoners arrived at Alcatraz (1934), and when the Mall of America opened (1992). It's the birthday of Asher Roth (1985), and the last day of Jackson Pollock (1956) and Andrew Carnegie (1919). Don't get trapped on an island today, so you can check out these:

Dining Out for Life Dials NO/AIDS

Tomorrow night, New Orleanians committed to fighting HIV and AIDS should save room for dessert. On Thursday, July 14, dozens of restaurants around town will be participating in Dining Out for Life, a national fundraising event that drums up nearly $4 million every year for AIDS service organizations.

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