USCA 2010: En Español POZ gets the Spanish-language perspective on the 2010 United States Conference on AIDS from Guillermo Chacon of the Latino Commission on AIDS, Victor Martinez of Bienestar, David Munar of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Coti Perez-Espinoza of Positive Impact and Jorge Delgado of Metropolitan Community Church. (Watch video.)
September 28, 2010
Take the Shot Rumors about the seasonal flu vaccine seem to return as regularly as seasonal flu itself, spreading misinformation everywhere and scaring people with HIV/AIDS. Here are some basic facts.
USCA 2010: Poster Sessions POZ talks with poster session presenters Tony Anderson of the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, Francesca Jackson of the Art of Living Foundation and Omolola Adele-Oso of the National AIDS Housing Coalition at the 2010 United States Conference on AIDS in Orlando, Florida. (Watch video.)
September 24, 2010
The Other City The Other City is a a documentary about the "invisible" community of HIV-positive individuals who live in Washington, DC. POZ speaks with Sheila Johnson, the producer of the film, and Jose Antonio Vargas, the writer of the film. (Watch video.)
N.Y. Governor Vetoes HIV/AIDS Housing Assistance
New York Governor David Paterson vetoed a bill that would have capped the rent of people who receive housing assistance from the New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), The New York Times reports. (Watch video.)
The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) was held in Orlando, Florida from Sunday, September 12 ? Wednesday, September 15.
Francisco Ruiz: Managing Health Disparities
Francisco Ruiz, a manager in the Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Program at the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), speaks with us about his experiences as an AIDS advocate and about the needs of the Latino community, especially Latino youth.
September 17, 2010
Positive Action: Fighting HIV/AIDS in the South ViiV Healthcare's Positive Action Southern Initiative gives grants to seven organizations in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi to support their HIV/AIDS efforts in African-American and Latino populations. (Watch video.)
September 16, 2010
As the executive director of the New Jersey Women and AIDS Network (NJWAN) Monique Howard tackles a most daunting task: driving down the rates of HIV among Garden State women.
September 10, 2010
In Oakland, AIDS Is Everyone’s Business Get Screened Oakland is a new public-private partnership that involves for-profit corporations, city programs and nonprofit organizations to revolutionize HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs in order to drastically lower HIV rates in Oakland—and beyond.
September 07, 2010
Pernessa C. Seele: Faith is the Weapon She Uses to Combat HIV/AIDS
Twenty-one years ago, Pernessa Seele watched as AIDS patients in New York City’s Harlem Hospital suffered. No one came to offer spiritual comfort of any kind. She wondered where was the faith community. Then she went in search of it. She took her belief door-to-door and convinced more than 50 faith leaders to pray with her and implement HIV/AIDS health education and service programs. And so was born The Balm in Gilead. Today, the Richmond, Virginia?based nonprofit is a respected international organization that educates faith communities about HIV/AIDS issues and provides more than 20,000 faith-based institutions with program development and technical support.
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