::S PHONE COUNSELORS: left to right: Dick
Lert, David Miller, Wayde Frey, Larry Palmer,
Dawn East, Leo Cazares. top: Lysistrata. Not
shown: Frank, Robin, Brad, Edward, Bo.
11 NEW PHONE COUNSELORS VOLUNTEER
The number of GCS phone counselors grew from h to 1*1
during January. Nine new counselors, two of them women,
volunteered as a result of seeing the "Phone Counselors
Needed" article in the Dec.-Jan. CONNECTIONS. Two
other volunteers stepped forward after reading the
"Austin Phone Counselors Needed" notice in the Jan.
18-2U THIS WEEK IN TEXAS.
At present, the GCS peer counselors are Lynn,
Edward, Bo, Leo, Robin, Dawn, Brad, Dick, Gary, Frank,
Rob, David, Larry, and Michael,,
Two of the new peer counselors are Chicano, and
one is under age 18. GCS now has 2 phone counselors
every night of the week, which ought to make the
office a lively place to visit or to call.
In the two months since it began, the syphillis
screening project conducted by the Austin-Travis County
Health Department and the Gay Nurses Alliance of Austin
has received an "amazing" response.
"The Health Department has been amazed at the
response we've gotten so far," says GNA member Gerry
Tarr. The program has stimulated so much public interest that the Health Department will be increasing
their clinic hours. Exact figures aren't available
yet, but over two hundred blood samples have been taken
and there have been several positive test results.
"The Gay Nurses Alliance is very happy with the
reaction our program is getting from the community,"
Tarr continued. "We're pleased that Austin people are
taking enough interest in their health, and community
health too, to help try to stop this epidemic of sexually-transmitted diseases. After all, it only takes
one case and a whole group of people get infected.
We're trying to make it as convenient as possible to
get tested. We want to lick this problem."
The GNA and A-TCHD wish to thank these businesses
for sponsoring the program: Austin CounVry, Club Austin Baths, Mr. Peepers, the New Apartment Lounge, the
Private Cellar, and the Stallion Bookstore. The free
screenings will continue weekly at locations to be
The Gay Nurses Alliance and Gay Community Services will be conducting the sexually-transmitted disease
screening on Wednesday nights at the GCS office. Contact Larry Palmer for more information.
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