Category: PRESS

Just Released! MTA Testing Report for National HIV Testing Day!

We are proud to release the MTA Testing Report for the past 11 months, in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day. To read and download the full report, go…

Meet Charlene Malcolm: From wedding dress designer to social worker

Charlene Malcolm went to college and started her career as a wedding dress designer in Canada, but one part time job working in a group home for adults made her reconsider her life’s calling and now she is studying social work at Gallaudet University, the world’s leading university for deaf and hard of hearing students, and interning at Metro TeenAIDS where she provides HIV, STI and…

MTA Media Coverage in February and March

We’ve recently had some great media coverage of our activities.

We start with a video of our fantastic peer educator, Zataunia, talking about her path in life as a person impacted by HIV, as a young parent and a college student. This video really demonstrates both how MTA and our youth work to support youth and their communities.

Watch the video on YouTube.

Adam Tenner was quoted…

Great Success in February

MTA’s For the Love of You was the annual youth talent show and arts showcase in commemoration of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and Valentines Day.  The theme was designed around love: self-love, love of others and love of your community.   Apparently the snow has been encouraging youths’ creativity as there were 15 performances ranging from poetry and spoken work to dance to song…

Warm Up Heart and Soul in February with MTA

Metro TeenAIDS youth and staff are not intimidated by the February cold.  No, indeed, they are energizing the community with a series of creative, health-advocating, community-unifying activities.

Dust off your dancing shoes, sharpen your literary pencil and create a piece to share and celebrate health.  Here’s a sampling of our creative community outreach events:

February 1, 2014…

Hopeful signs in the HIV/AIDS war – Frost Illustrated

By Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent

WASHINGTON—Rae Lewis Thornton likes to sneak in a tranquil teatime between expanding her brand and the 16 pills she has to take each day. But, that’s nothing compared to the 21 pills she was taking in her darkest days of battling full-blown AIDS.

Thornton was diagnosed with HIV at 23 years old after attempting to donate blood. T…

More HIV Services Needed for Infected Youth

An article released in the journal AIDS, which included data from Washington, DC underscores the necessity for increased HIV-specific services for youth. The article concludes that HIV positive young people have dangerously high levels of the virus in their system which can make them more likely to transmit HIV to their partners.

“The findings reinforce the need for continued or expanded HIV…

NEW — MTA Youth Programs — 2014 Initiative

In 2014, MTA’s RealTalk is launching a new city-wide youth engagement program to unite health practices with job readiness and post secondary training.
We cannot fully engage youth to be healthier, if they do not see a future for themselves that includes a good job, college or some sort of training. Why would we expect that they prioritize long-term health when they can’t see short term…

Howard University Journalism Student’s Coverage of MTA at Golden Ticket Event

HIV/AIDS youth awareness group Metro Teen AIDS discusses ways in which they keep the teens and young adults in DC informed.

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MTA’s World AIDS Day Celebration a Great Success!

A diverse group of youth from all DC Wards turned out to hear JusPaul, StefLuvaa and Kaye Trill of Will Rap 4 Food and to support their own peers and to celebrate healthy youth. Over 120 youth turned out and 33 were tested at the December 5th World AIDS Day event at Tropicalia on U St NW. Testing occurred in MTA’s RealTalk mobile testing van, parked outside the event.

MTA and District…

Metro TeenAIDS Public Policy