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Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-impacted Communities


Donut Dash Brings Out PERSAD CENTER Supporters

Runners and walkers unite to support Free Care Fund

Posted September 22nd, 2014
Donut Dash runners

A few minutes of rain did not dampen the spirits or enthusiasm of PERSAD CENTER friends and supporters at the 2014 Donut Dash.

Perception vs. Reality: LGBTQ Bullying in Allegheny County’s Schools

Duquesne University Completes Study Commissioned by PERSAD CENTER’S Safe Schools Project

Posted September 17th, 2014
Duquesne University Principal Investigators Laura Crothers and Jered Kolbert

When it comes to tackling any problem, it helps if all of the concerned parties are on the same page.

Dashing to Make a Difference

A fun PERSAD CENTER benefit with a serious mission

Posted September 10th, 2014
Register today for the Donut Dash

When it comes to helping the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV, we take our work very seriously. PERSAD CENTER is dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients at all stages of life. 

Southwestern PA Healing Weekend Marks 22nd Year

PERSAD brings expertise to workshops and therapeutic groups

Posted August 19th, 2014
PERSAD Clinical Staff Members

In the fight against HIV/AIDS, the nurturing power of shared experiences cannot be underestimated. In that spirit, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Healing Weekend marks its upcoming 22nd year as a retreat for HIV positive people and those that love them.

Shopping at Amazon Now Benefits PERSAD

AmazonSmile Foundation donates to charities when you shop

Posted August 19th, 2014
Amazon logo

Select PERSAD CENTER as your designated charity.

Free HIV Testing Hours Expanded to Thursdays

ALSO: PERSAD offers new support group for people living with HIV

Posted August 15th, 2014
Free HIV testing hours expand at PERSAD

PERSAD CENTER is pleased to announce we are expanding our free HIV testing hours to include each Thursday from Noon - 7:30 p.m. beginning on Thursday, September 4, 2014. PERSAD will continue to offer free testing each Tuesday from Noon - 5:00 p.m.  

Storytelling Initiative Spotlights the Unique Lives of LGBT Elders

Volunteers needed to share their stories

Posted July 15th, 2014
PERSAD seeks volunteers for SAGE Story project

As the Western Pennsylvania affiliate for SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders), PERSAD CENTER is excited to participate in a new project designed to spotlight the lives of LGBT elders and their personal histories.