Got opinions on sex ed in Louisiana? Are you a youth aged 13-24? Wanna win $50?? Then take a moment to take this short survey! http://bit.ly/PdgT8I #survey #raffle #win #sexed #louisiana #LA

Got opinions on sex ed in Louisiana? Are you a youth aged 13-24? Wanna win $50?? Then take a moment to take this short survey! http://bit.ly/PdgT8I #survey #raffle #win #sexed #louisiana #LA

leszim asked: Are you a NYHAAD Ambassador???

No, not officially, our group just had a lot to say to spread awareness and advocate for change :)

Thankfully these days HIV is not a death sentence and people can live long, healthy lives. But not killing you right away doesn’t mean it’s easy, hence why @andie__candie wanted to remind us that for an HIV positive person to stay healthy, they’ll have to take medication for the rest of their life. #NYHAAD #HIV #TeamSAFE #healthy @map_nola

Thankfully these days HIV is not a death sentence and people can live long, healthy lives. But not killing you right away doesn’t mean it’s easy, hence why @andie__candie wanted to remind us that for an HIV positive person to stay healthy, they’ll have to take medication for the rest of their life. #NYHAAD #HIV #TeamSAFE #healthy @map_nola

To know whether or not you have HIV you have to get tested. Most people don’t get noticeable symptoms when they get it. To know if your partner has HIV you have to have that convo before having sex and see results…or just go together. Thanks for this reminder, @__perfectpoision. Don’t be in the dark about your status, #GetTested #GYT #IYSL #TeamSAFE #HIV #NYHAAD @map_nola #MirrorMirroronTheWall

To know whether or not you have HIV you have to get tested. Most people don’t get noticeable symptoms when they get it. To know if your partner has HIV you have to have that convo before having sex and see results…or just go together. Thanks for this reminder, @__perfectpoision. Don’t be in the dark about your status, #GetTested #GYT #IYSL #TeamSAFE #HIV #NYHAAD @map_nola #MirrorMirroronTheWall

Women have a much higher risk for HIV during unprotected vaginal sex than men. It’s just science. It’s not our fault. Straight Black women have the fourth highest new infections, the highest among all women. It’s time to protect ourselves with condoms, knowledge, courage, and honesty. So don’t forget to #GYT (get yourself tested, duh) and be on #TeamSAFE! Thanks for this special message, @sarleeee! #HIV #women #NYHAAD @map_nola

Women have a much higher risk for HIV during unprotected vaginal sex than men. It’s just science. It’s not our fault. Straight Black women have the fourth highest new infections, the highest among all women. It’s time to protect ourselves with condoms, knowledge, courage, and honesty. So don’t forget to #GYT (get yourself tested, duh) and be on #TeamSAFE! Thanks for this special message, @sarleeee! #HIV #women #NYHAAD @map_nola

Thanks @magnolia_slim14 for reminding us that the rapid HIV test gives results in just 20 minutes. No blood, no needles, just an oral swab. Don’t forget to get checked for other STIs, as well. And if it seems hard, take a friend or two and all of y’all get tested together. #support. For nearby testing locations go to hiv411.org and look out for our announcement of HIV testing here at IWES. #TeamSAFE #HIV #NYHAAD #HIVtest #test #results #KnowYourStatus #GYT #knowledge #safe @map_nola

Thanks @magnolia_slim14 for reminding us that the rapid HIV test gives results in just 20 minutes. No blood, no needles, just an oral swab. Don’t forget to get checked for other STIs, as well. And if it seems hard, take a friend or two and all of y’all get tested together. #support. For nearby testing locations go to hiv411.org and look out for our announcement of HIV testing here at IWES. #TeamSAFE #HIV #NYHAAD #HIVtest #test #results #KnowYourStatus #GYT #knowledge #safe @map_nola

Speaking of condoms, @_uckfouy_ and @occult_beauty remind us to NEVER used oil-based lube with latex condoms. They’ll pop. That goes for store bought stuff but also don’t get oily stuff like massage oil, lotion, Vaseline, CRISCO, whatever on latex condoms during sex. Condom steps anyone? Check expiration date. Lightly squeeze package for resistance so you know air is in it and it didn’t get punctured. Push it to the side and TEAR (no teeth/scissors) open the wrapper. Take it out and make sure it’s on the correct side, then pinch air out of the tip and roll it down an erect penis, leaving that space at the tip. After ejaculation, remove yourself and take off the condom away from your partner and throw it in the trash! #NoOil #TeamSAFE #condom #lube @map_nola

Speaking of condoms, @_uckfouy_ and @occult_beauty remind us to NEVER used oil-based lube with latex condoms. They’ll pop. That goes for store bought stuff but also don’t get oily stuff like massage oil, lotion, Vaseline, CRISCO, whatever on latex condoms during sex. Condom steps anyone? Check expiration date. Lightly squeeze package for resistance so you know air is in it and it didn’t get punctured. Push it to the side and TEAR (no teeth/scissors) open the wrapper. Take it out and make sure it’s on the correct side, then pinch air out of the tip and roll it down an erect penis, leaving that space at the tip. After ejaculation, remove yourself and take off the condom away from your partner and throw it in the trash! #NoOil #TeamSAFE #condom #lube @map_nola

Time for the next #NYHAAD post from @ariellebrooke_! NEVER use two condoms at the same time, they’ll pop. One is necessary. Two is excessive. That goes for two male condoms, two female, or a male and a female condom. Also, Lifestyles are as good as Trojans! Just make sure to check the expiration date to see if it’s still good and don’t store condoms in hot places. #TeamSAFE #condom #sex #SafeSex #Trojan #IYSL

Time for the next #NYHAAD post from @ariellebrooke_! NEVER use two condoms at the same time, they’ll pop. One is necessary. Two is excessive. That goes for two male condoms, two female, or a male and a female condom. Also, Lifestyles are as good as Trojans! Just make sure to check the expiration date to see if it’s still good and don’t store condoms in hot places. #TeamSAFE #condom #sex #SafeSex #Trojan #IYSL

Today is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day so you know we’re coming through with a photo project for y’all! Each hour until 5 we’ll post a special message from the @map_nola Peer Advocates to keep y’all safe and get to an AIDS-free generation. Each PA has chosen the message they found most important that they’ve learned this year. We’re starting with @owee_thatsbree (with a little cameo from @andie__candie) letting you know that HIV testing is either anonymous (don’t give your name, you get assigned a number) or confidential (give contact info). No matter what, though, your info will be kept secret! For nearby testing locations go to hiv411.org and in a few months you’ll be able to come to us! #TeamSAFE #NYHAAD #HIV #AIDS #youth #test #HIVtest #secret #anonymous #confidential

Today is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day so you know we’re coming through with a photo project for y’all! Each hour until 5 we’ll post a special message from the @map_nola Peer Advocates to keep y’all safe and get to an AIDS-free generation. Each PA has chosen the message they found most important that they’ve learned this year. We’re starting with @owee_thatsbree (with a little cameo from @andie__candie) letting you know that HIV testing is either anonymous (don’t give your name, you get assigned a number) or confidential (give contact info). No matter what, though, your info will be kept secret! For nearby testing locations go to hiv411.org and in a few months you’ll be able to come to us! #TeamSAFE #NYHAAD #HIV #AIDS #youth #test #HIVtest #secret #anonymous #confidential

In honor of Transgender Day of Visibility we want to bring attention to some dynamic people that are visibly making strides to create a more just, equal, real, honest, and safe world for EVERYONE. S/O to these wonderful women: @kingamiyahscott @janetmock  @LaverneCox @Carmen_Carrera. We know we missed a lot of people, so pls comment anyone else we missed (they don’t have to be famous, but pls don’t s/o someone uncomfortable with talking abt their trans identity). #EndStigma #NOH8 #RedefiningRealness #tdov #trans #LGBTQ

In honor of Transgender Day of Visibility we want to bring attention to some dynamic people that are visibly making strides to create a more just, equal, real, honest, and safe world for EVERYONE. S/O to these wonderful women: @kingamiyahscott @janetmock @LaverneCox @Carmen_Carrera. We know we missed a lot of people, so pls comment anyone else we missed (they don’t have to be famous, but pls don’t s/o someone uncomfortable with talking abt their trans identity). #EndStigma #NOH8 #RedefiningRealness #tdov #trans #LGBTQ

#DearSCOTUS, don’t prevent us from moving forward! Choose protection and prevention. Thanks @andie__candie for this message! #advocacy

#DearSCOTUS, don’t prevent us from moving forward! Choose protection and prevention. Thanks @andie__candie for this message! #advocacy

#DearSCOTUS, as @occult_beauty says, “religious beliefs should not be mixed up in politics.” Respect the rights and beliefs of employees! #advocacy

#DearSCOTUS, as @occult_beauty says, “religious beliefs should not be mixed up in politics.” Respect the rights and beliefs of employees! #advocacy

#DearSCOTUS, no more FREE PASSES to discriminate! This is about more than just birth control. If you sanction corporate discrimination this could affect LGBTQ individuals’ rights, HIV testing, and more! As @lah_nvckkkk points out, this is scarily reminiscent of civil rights violations of years past and the recent opposition to SB1062 in Arizona. Don’t roll back the clock on our liberties. #advocacy

#DearSCOTUS, no more FREE PASSES to discriminate! This is about more than just birth control. If you sanction corporate discrimination this could affect LGBTQ individuals’ rights, HIV testing, and more! As @lah_nvckkkk points out, this is scarily reminiscent of civil rights violations of years past and the recent opposition to SB1062 in Arizona. Don’t roll back the clock on our liberties. #advocacy

#DearSCOTUS, as @sarleeee points out, “corporations are not discriminated against, #Americans are.” Don’t allow discriminatory measures! #advocacy

#DearSCOTUS, as @sarleeee points out, “corporations are not discriminated against, #Americans are.” Don’t allow discriminatory measures! #advocacy

#DearSCOTUS, corporations don’t have a right to discriminate based on their owner’s religious beliefs. Don’t go down this slippery slope! Thanks @ariellebrooke_ for this message! #advocacy

#DearSCOTUS, corporations don’t have a right to discriminate based on their owner’s religious beliefs. Don’t go down this slippery slope! Thanks @ariellebrooke_ for this message! #advocacy