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May 3, 2016
On Sunday, May 1st 11 contestants, whom had never performed in Drag, broke all records in the 6th Annual King of Queens’s fundraising competition supporting AIDS Care Ocean State. AIDS Care Ocean State is incredibly proud to announce the grand total raised to support our programs and services was just over $40,000.

April 7, 2016
AIDS Care Ocean State (ACOS) announced the appointment of Kenneth J. Mayer as President and CEO, effective the beginning of April. He succeeds Paul Fitzgerald, who is retiring at the end of March 2016 after 27 years of service.

April 1, 2016
After 27 years of service, Founding Member and President/CEO of AIDS Care Ocean State announces his retirement on 3/31/16.

January 27, 2016
Invisible, directed by Dio Traverso and produced by Grauman Films, LLC, tells the individual stories of male hustlers in Providence, The film explores issues including sexuality & stigma. In addition, the documentary explores the intersection of drug use and sex work.The award winning film is now available for rent and purchase online. Go to https://invisible.vhx.tv/ to rent/buy the film today.

January 27, 2016
GET READY TO BOWL! This February all our family, friends and colleagues are heading to Johnston for some cosmic bowling at Town Hall Lanes! Hosted by Pawtuxet Valley Rotary you're not only playing for fun but $$$ raised from the event will go to support AIDS Care Ocean State's programs and services!

January 12, 2016
We are very pleased to announce that, starting this January, Nina Zanella has joined AIDS Care Ocean State as the Director of Development. Nina will oversee all fundraising initiatives and revenue streams including grants, donations & special events.

August 27, 2015
The state’s top public health official is providing leadership for the annual AIDS Walk RI, happening Sunday, September 13.

August 12, 2015
ACOS and AIDS Project RI will be regretfully postponing the August 23rd, 2015 High Heel Dash & Block Party.

June 10, 2015
Sunday, June 7th 2015 over twenty teams participated in the first ever, AMAZING RAISE, benefitting AIDS Care Ocean State. Teams “raised” throughout downtown Providence wielding their smart phones to find clues, solve riddles & puzzles and completing challenges. The event was powered by Scavify: mobile scavenger hunts, site exploration, employee team building and training through gamification! 100% of the proceeds went directly to support AIDS Care Ocean State’s programs and services. Special congratulations to the 1st & 2nd Place Amazing Raise Winners! Way to go! We cannot thank every team enough for your enthusiasm and spirit this year! It was a definitely a close race.

June 9, 2015
While providing outreach, ACOS Prevention team discusses the need of more resources, including the life-saving drug Naloxone to prevent drug overdoses with The Providence Journal. Narcan, is an injection or nasal spray that can resuscitate people who overdose on opiates. "AIDS Care Ocean State outreach workers walk the streets every weekday, giving away condoms and sterile needles. But naloxone remains a scarce commodity...." CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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