Giuliani Alvarenga

Giuliani is a UC Berkeley alumni who double majored in English and Gender & Women's Studies. He is a Sidley Austin Pre-Law Scholar and wrapping up his two-year clerkship with Munger, Tolles & Olson before he begins law school.

Categories Covered:Legal Issues, Trans People, Latinx People, HIV Advocacy and Activism, PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), Gay Men, HIV Prevention and Transmission, Mental Health, Other Populations, HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Latest by Giuliani Alvarenga

For This Latinx Organization in San Francisco, HIV Care Is About Community

Skyrocketing rents have increased the need for the work of Instituto Familiar de la Raza -- yet have also made it difficult for them to maintain their own spaces.

By Giuliani Alvarenga

In a Climate of Fear, HIV Services for Latinx Women Give Strength to Immigrant Communities

"If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself," says Thelma Garcia, the HIV service director of East Los Angeles Women's Center. "Helping different women in my community is the passion that keeps me going."

By Giuliani Alvarenga

Transgender Activists Question Trump Administration's Sincerity in "Ending the HIV Epidemic"

Given its anti-transgender policies and the lack of resources for trans health and survival, the administration may not be on track to end HIV by 2030.

By Giuliani Alvarenga

With Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Ed Buck, Community Looks to Find Solutions

Some community members want further investigations and the arrest of Buck; others want to find support for black and Latinx gay men dealing with addiction.

By Giuliani Alvarenga

In Tijuana, Caravan Migrants Met With Xenophobia and HIV Discrimination but Find Support

As the U.S. government shutdown carries on for nearly a month over border wall funding, many migrants caught in Tijuana amid discrimination get support from a steadfast HIV organization.

By Giuliani Alvarenga

Remembering Horacio N. Roque Ramirez, Scholar and HIV Activist, Three Years After His Death

"Horacio's desire for 'queer survival' is a consciousness we as queer, transgender people of color know all too well," writes Giuliani Alvarenga. "We understand that our bodies are marked with loss and painful memories."

By Giuliani Alvarenga

On World AIDS Day, Remembering What the '80s Were Like for Latinx Gay Men in California

"Many of us who are younger don't know what those days were like," Giuliani Alvarenga writes. "But World AIDS Day should be a time when we remember those we have lost to the virus."

By Giuliani Alvarenga

I Was Blocked From the AIDS Memorial Instagram Account for Asking About Diversity

One man's online memorial is "a potentially beautiful project," Giuliani Alvarenga writes. However, "[t]he problem? His project lacks diversity."

By Giuliani Alvarenga

Didn't Attend USCA 2018? Here's What You Missed -- and Why You Should Attend Next Year

Tiffany Marrero and Giuliani Alvarenga discuss some of the highlights from the conference, some of the people they met, and what it's like doing this work as two young HIV-positive activists of color.

By Giuliani Alvarenga and Tiffany Marrero