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California: API Wellness Boasts Broad Scope

The Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center (APIWC) in San Francisco, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, offers HIV testing, primary care and other services to the community, regardless of race, ethnicity or immigration status.


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AEF Hits Castro for Pennies

The AIDS Emergency Fund's "Every Penny Counts" campaign this weekend is kicking off its "Empty Your Drawers" effort, which asks people to collect their loose change and donate it to the cause. EPC Coordinator Lance Brittain said the "penny posse" wil...

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Being Alive, a Cure by Design

I've been a member of Being Alive since 2008. After being diagnosed with HIV and having a very difficult time accessing services, care and still waiting for an appointment to get case-managed at AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), someone reading my blo...

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California: Tenderloin Health Community Forum

Tenderloin Health has scheduled a community forum to hear people's concerns regarding its planned shutdown. Executive Director David Fernandez announced Jan. 5 that the facility would close due to budget cuts; last week, however, he said he was worki...

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California: Groups Unite to Spread HIV/AIDS Awareness

Cathedral City officials formally marked National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) on Oct. 15 with a proclamation recognizing organizers of a testing and education event held at Walgreens Pharmacy, 33-975 Date Palm Drive.

It was the fourth year the...

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California: Two AIDS Prevention Groups to Merge

Aiming to streamline HIV prevention and care, two veteran San Francisco AIDS service organizations announced on Oct. 18 their plan to merge next month. Founded in 1984, Stop AIDS Project (SAP) will become a program within the larger San Francisco AID...

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For HIV-Positive Latinas in the Bay Area, Picking Up Where Systems Leave Off

"There are a lot of places to go for help [in San Francisco], but they've mostly been for gay men," Agripina Alejandres says. By comparison, services for women in the area are sorely lacking. Enter Oakland-based WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to L...

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California: New HIV Contracts Set to Start in San Francisco

With renewed service contracts for community groups in place as of Sept. 1, San Francisco's new HIV prevention strategy, which places heightened emphasis on testing, as well as linking those infected to care and treatment, is gaining sharper focus. T...

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California: East L.A. Bienestar a "Safe Zone" for LGBT Latinos

East Los Angeles-based Bienestar, or "well-being" in Spanish, champions HIV prevention and health awareness for LGBT Latinos. Sabores, "or flavors" in Spanish, is Bienestar's two-decade-old youth arm focused on those ages 18-24.

Reflecting the diver...

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California: Doctor Helps Ensure HIV/AIDS Patients Get Proper Dental Care

Dr. Christina Chung runs the dental program at Desert AIDS Project (DAP) in Palm Springs, providing oral care to more than 600 patients.

For the past two years, Chung has commuted four days a week from Loma Linda to see approximately 15 to 17 patien...