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LEARN ABOUT THE PROJECT MAKING A SPLASH IN THE PHOENIX LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY.
OUR MISSION & VISION
We flood our Phoenix LGBTQ+ Community with the love, tools, and information needed to reduce the impact of HIV in each of our lives – regardless of status.
We’ll keep creating focused, long-lasting ripples of awareness throughout the community until each person has access to a cure.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
We’re a back-to-grass-roots project created for our LGBTQ+ community to address today’s HIV virus through impact-focused splashes of awareness, action, love, and celebrations of sexual expression.
RipplePHX’s Team moves throughout the streets each week to empower our friends to create their own ripple by becoming informed, sharing the knowledge, and embracing at least one tool in the greater movement toward sexual health in our community.
SOME OF OUR PROUDEST MOMENTS
AJ has been Ripple-Makin’ since July 2019 and has worked in HIV Prevention for 6 years. He’s provides HIV Testing and primarily connects people who are living with HIV to treatment. AJ also spends his time helping those struggling with homelessness and substance use by volunteering at organizations like Joshua Tree Feeding Program. AJ has a Chiweeni named Gringo, loves shrimp cocktail and his all-time favorite movie is Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. He loves to spend his down-time with family and sitting by a lake fishing to clear his head and stay grounded.
AJ speaks both English and Spanish.
Call/Text: (623) 264-8651
Originally from Tijuana, Mexico, Fabian Alvarado creates ripples to end stigma around HIV and to connect people at-risk for HIV to PrEP. Fabian started with RipplePHX in 2022 and conducts Rapid HIV Tests, can get your PrEP questions answered and book you an appointment for PrEP after your test! When he’s not working, Fabian likes fast cars and hot guys, loves how leather makes him feel sexy and edgy, and has produced circuit parties throughout the US and Mexico. He has 2 beautiful dogs named She-Ra and Lou, and loves the food….and Margaritas…at La Pinata Restaurant.
Fabian speaks both English and Spanish.
Call/Text: (623) 303-6073
Jeremy is one of the Co-Founders and is the Chief Ripple-Maker at RipplePHX. He loves developing innovative tools to reach into the Phoenix LGBTQ+ community to reduce the impact of HIV – regardless of status. He’s a big fan of all things Star Trek and says there aren’t many days where he doesn’t watch at least one episode of one of the series. Jeremy’s also a member of the Imperial Court of Arizona, Arizona Leather Bears & Cubs (ALBAC) and loves being hands-on while building things like Carnivals or Testing Buses with his hands.
Jeremy speaks English.
Call/Text: (623) 264-8666
Romel Alvarado is a native Phoenician and has recently completed his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate. He’s an HIV Tester and creates ripples because he cares about issues that affect queerness, sex positivity, immigrants and people of color. Romel used to conduct HIV outreach and distributed condoms with the YEP House before returning to HIV work with RipplePHX in 2022. When he’s not working, Romel loves iced coffees, anime and anime porn, video games, role playing games, vintage queer novels and erotica. He has a hamster named Hamtaro.
Romel speaks both English and Spanish.
Call/Text: (623) 303-6068
THE THINGS WE BELIEVE IN THE MOST