Thrive Tribe Foundation (TTF) is a unique non-profit in the fight against HIV. They work to empower members to be active participants in their healthcare. TTF uses a peer-to-peer model to create a community; which is judgment free and provides a safe space. They have a plan to end HIV by using the available science and medication to educate members and the wider community.
25 years ago the end of HIV would have seemed crazy, however, here we are and the impossible is now possible. We must help everyone who is already positive obtain treatment and achieve undetectable which is shown to make it nearly impossible to spread the virus. Currently, just over 30% of those with HIV are undetectable. In addition, everyone who needs access to PrEP should have it to prevent them from catching HIV and all negative men must return to more regular testing.
TTF has seen dramatic results with massive membership growth, a 90 plus percent engagement in care, and a community of men yearning to make a difference. TTF has helped several hundred positive men obtain free full coverage health insurance saving them $2.1M in premium and giving them hope for a long healthy future. In addition, we’ve helped hundreds enroll in complex government programs at our Connection To Care Center in West Hollywood, referred hundreds more to high quality competent doctors which improves outcomes, and helped over 200 people obtain MediCal. These efforts to link and maintain people in treatment helps drive down future HIV transmission.
We witness miracles everyday within our brotherhood, including, recently at our “New Member Mixer Potluck”. This event was formed and organized by our very active volunteer organization to bring together new and more seasoned members. Nearly 100 men came together to network, socialize and share stories about their lives, experiences and hopes for the future. This sense of community sets us apart from other AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) and creates the results we all are looking to achieve.
YOUR SUPPORT OF BIG NIGHT OUT WILL HELP US CONTINUE AND EXPAND THIS AMAZING WORK AND CREATE MORE MIRACLES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION.
Orren Michael Plaut