We’re celebrating 28 years of the Chevron NO/AIDS WALK, with presenting sponsors Avita Pharmacy and Quest Diagnostics. In that time, we have raised more than $5 million for HIV and AIDS services and we have collectively walked to the moon and back twice. That’s over a million miles.

Join us on Sunday, September 24 as we walk once again to raise much needed funds for NO/AIDS Task Force and its clients. After the WALK winds down, join NO/AIDS and CrescentCare for a fun-filled Festival For Life complete with entertainment by 5 Finger Discount, health information, children's arts and crafts, airbrush tattoos and more!

NO/AIDS Task Force and CrescentCare, we are your partners for a happy, healthy future!

NO/AIDS Task Force has been delivering HIV/AIDS services since its inception in 1983. The services offered (followed by the year of initiation in parentheses) include:

  • telephone hotline (1983)
  • community outreach (1983)
  • condom distribution (1985)
  • HIV antibody testing and counseling (1985)
  • buddy /companion program (1985)
  • case management (1990)
  • substance abuse and mental health counseling (1990)
  • support groups (1990)
  • early intervention services (TB, Hepatitis B, flu shots, etc.) (1991)
  • home delivered meals (1992)
  • benefits assistance program (1992)
  • street outreach (1994)
  • changing high risk environments (1994)
  • food bank (1997)
  • treatment education/adherence counseling (1998)
  • primary medical care (1999)
  • housing coordination (1999)
  • peer support program (1999)
  • case finding (2000)
  • community mobilization project targeting men who have sex with men (2000)
  • liaison nurse home visits (2001)
  • housing case management (2001)
  • medication disbursement (2001)
  • office in Houma/Thibodeaux area (2001)
  • training for allied health care professionals (2002)
  • exchange house – transitional residential facility in Houma, LA (2003)
  • community awareness network (CAN) office opened (2003)
  • CDC funded internet chat interventions (2004)
  • Avita drugs opened onsite pharmacy (2004)
  • housing case management program (2005)
  • CareVan implemented for mobile medical care and mobile counseling and testing [a gift from Elizabeth Taylor] (2006)
  • national HIV behavioral surveillance site (2006)
  • AIDSLaw of Louisiana co-located with the Task Force (2006)
  • Primary Medical Care program expanded with full-time physician and expanded clinic hours (2007)
  • consumer advisory counsel (2007)
  • medical nutrition therapy (2008)
  • peer suite [computer lab and exercise room] (2008)
  • medical transportation (2008)
  • permanent supportive housing program (2009)
  • SAMHSA intensive outpatient substance abuse therapy program (2009)
  • CHAT program [Curbing HIV/AIDS Transmission] (2009)
  • primary medical care early intervention services (2009)
  • Shanti L.I.F.E. [Learning Immune Function Enhancement) (2010)
  • case management program with Orleans Criminal Sheriff’s Office (2010)
  • The Movement office opened [services for young black MSM] (2012)
  • AIDSLaw of Louisiana merged with NO/AIDS Task Force [legal services in New Orleans and Baton Rouge] (2012)
  • Food For Friends kitchen opened at First Unitarian Universalist Church (2013)
  • counseling and testing program in the Orleans Municipal Court (2013)
  • New Orleans Syringe Access Program moves to NO/AIDS Task Force (2013)
  • FACES [Family Advocacy, Care, and Education Services] program joined NO/AIDS Task Force (2013)
  • Family Care Services Center opened providing primary medical care to anyone (2014)
  • CrescentCare Health and Wellness Center (2014)
  • Combines forces with LSU Health to offer STD testing (2015)
  • Oral Health Center (2015)
  • Avita Pharmacy at CrescentCare (2016)