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Staff Spotlight – Sara Siefert, Director of Client Services

Staff Spotlight – Sara Siefert, Director of Client Services

October 24, 2018

CONTRIBUTING WRITER: MADELEINE RICHEY “People with HIV are people first,” says Sara Siefert, Director of Client Services. “They have wants, needs, hopes, and dreams.  HIV is just one part of their life, not the defining feature…” It’s this philosophy that has made her...
Syringe Services Program of Fort Wayne

Syringe Services Program of Fort Wayne

September 20, 2018

Contributing Writer: Madeleine Richey Community in crisis: infected needles spread HIV and Hepatitis C The instant it takes for a needle to puncture skin can be detrimental to a person’s health—not just because of the drug it might be carrying, but because of who...
30 Years of Dining and Dancing

30 Years of Dining and Dancing

August 7, 2018

30 Years of Dining and Dancing Contributing Writer: Madeleine Richey This October, some of northeast Indiana’s finest are putting on their dancing shoes to support Positive Resource Connection during the 30th annual Dinner Dance. Beginning in 1989, this annual...
Is Undetectable the New Negative?

Is Undetectable the New Negative?

July 9, 2018

A Word From the Director: Jeff Markley In the world of HIV, is being undetectable the new “HIV negative”? The virus has not been eliminated even though it’s not detectable.And yet, at an undetectable level, the concentration of the virus is so minute it doesn’t pack...
Walls, Doors, and Rooms, Oh My!

Walls, Doors, and Rooms, Oh My!

June 16, 2018

Hold on to your hard-hats! The PRC is busting walls, moving doors, and upgrading the guts of our office! Through a generous grant from the Indiana State Department of Health and great collaborations with the Fort Wayne Urban Enterprise, Shawnee Construction, and MKM...
Staff Spotlight – Vanessa Hicks

Staff Spotlight – Vanessa Hicks

May 16, 2018

Drugs and alcohol can severely affect HIV medication.  If a client is taking a “booster” for their HIV, it will boost everything going into their system, including substances and their effects.  Drugs and alcohol compromise your health, and with an immune deficiency...
Creating Change in Northeast Indiana One Step at a Time

Creating Change in Northeast Indiana One Step at a Time

April 16, 2018

Contributing Writer: Madeleine Richey Twenty-two years and countless steps later, the Northeast Indiana AIDS Walk is one of the largest fundraisers for Positive Resource Connection. The walk has become a critical campaign to reach the people of Northeast Indiana on...
Connections

Connections

March 6, 2018

A Word From the Director: Jeff Markley Relationships. Partnerships. Collaborations.  For me it’s all about connections. “Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard and valued – when they can give and receive without judgement.”...
PrEP for Prevention

PrEP for Prevention

February 6, 2018

One of the most exciting topics in HIV today is how pharmaceutical treatment has become prevention of HIV. For just over six years, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), with the medicine Truvada, has been available to HIV-negative persons to prevent HIV acquisition....