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A Little Help From My Friends

While my life continues on Spin Cycle, I wanted to ask for your assistance with two items for some friends.


First, a very good friend is participating in the 2006 DC AIDS Walk on behalf of Whitman Walker Clinic, where he has volunteered for 10 years. The Clinic is a non-profit community based health organization serving Washington D.C. and the metro area. It is estimated that 1 in 20 adults living in Washington D.C. are infected with HIV. D.C. also has the highest rate of new AIDS cases per 100,000 population in the U.S. – a rate that is 10 times the national average. In D.C., the greatest increases in HIV/AIDS cases is occuring among African-Americans, women, IV drug users and through heterosexual contact. More than 11,000 people in the Washington Metro area live with AIDS. Tens of thousands more are estimated to be infected with HIV, and one third of those are not aware of their status. Nationwide, someone under 25 is infected with HIV every 30 minutes.

I got my HIV test this morning as a matter of fact. Have you done yours this year?

Please support Brent in his walk on October 7th, and the old statement “every little bit helps” is true.

Click here to give to this important cause.


Second, on a lighter note, but also a cause after my own heart – Annie at Smart at Love needs LADIES ONLY to fill out a quick survey on porn. Fun stuff girls. The survey can be found by going to her site at the link above, and on the right under surveys, it is the first one. Only a few questions, less than 5 minutes of your time. I tried to post the direct link but it said to not copy and when I tried, it didn’t work.


  1. Ms Annie D

    Thanks for promoting the porn survey, Velvet!

    And even more thanks for getting that HIV test and writing about it here. I always KNEW you were smart…

  2. KassyK

    I’ll definately be on this later tonight and help out with what I can. Muah and missed you this weekend.

  3. Brent

    Velvet…thanks so much for posting this! Any little bit will help out the clinic. And a big congrats for being responsible for your own health and getting tested. I urge evryone to follow your lead. Whitman Walker provides testing and counseling at all three of its locations (NW, SE, and in NOVA). You can also have the new rapid test done there. This gives you your results in 30 minutes. Know your status! And be safe! For more info check out

  4. Asian Mistress

    Porn Survey…how can I pass that up? 🙂

  5. Needtsza

    Thanks for helping the world

  6. Drunken Chud

    aids and porn in the same post… i can see it, i dig it. alright.

  7. JohnnyDC

    the best things in life are free
    except for herpes, aids and v.d.
    i want money

    thats what i want…

  8. QueenofPreen

    I liked the survey! I hope you’re holding up better than me. If you need a pick me up, surf on over to my blog and be instantly cheered in the relaity that your life is not nearly as sad as mine, wee! 🙂

  9. flic

    Yeesh. You come back … and do hack adverts?

    Even while your “life continues on Spin Cycle”?

    Should we excuse the pun on Spin Cycle? Are you playing on the word Spin?

  10. Namaste

    ooooh, porn! fun!

  11. Namaste

    and ps:

    i love the spin cycle!!!!!


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