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80 businesses who support Dining Out For Life San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- More than 80 businesses, and thousands of diners in San Diego, will participate Thursday in the eighth annual Dining Out For Life (DOFL) fundraiser.

Simply by dining out for breakfast, lunch and dinner at participating restaurants, you can help raise money to The San Diego LGBT Community Center's HIV/AIDS programs.

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Special Delivery receives donation from Bears San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- Special Delivery San Diego, the home-delivered meal service and food pantry serving members of the HIV/AIDS community and others with life-threatening illnesses or experiencing food insecurity, has received an $8,000 donation from Bears San Diego.

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Big changes slated for AIDS Walk San Diego's 25th annivesary

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego LGBT Community Center will host a special slate of activities to commemorate the 25th annual AIDS Walk, including a number of changes to the annual fundraiser. This silver anniversary weekend will take place Sept. 27-28.

This year’s event will feature the AIDS Walk & Run on Saturday, Sept. 27, with additional community events and fundraisers taking place throughout the weekend in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of AIDS Walk.

Volunteers still needed for The Center's Dining Out For Life

SAN DIEGO -- Ambassadors are still needed for The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s annual Dining Out For Life, scheduled for Thursday, April 24.

At the dining event, which raises money for The Center’s HIV/AIDS programs, community members visit participating locations throughout the day to eat and drink, and in turn, the establishments donate 25% to 100% of the day’s proceeds.

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Trauma of AIDS epidemic impacts aging survivors

Part 1 of series. Read Part 2 here.

SAN FRANCISCO--The nightmares terrorized San Francisco resident Tez Anderson for years. He would dream he was buried deep underground and wake in the middle of the night feeling panicked.

"It felt like I was in a lot of danger. It was not so much about death, it was more that I was in peril," recalled Anderson, who is 55.

How media are criminalizing HIV, why that's a problem, and what we can do to fix it

The conversation around HIV/AIDS in America has in many ways evolved in recent decades. Though much of the general public has a greater knowledge of HIV/AIDS, the stigma surrounding it has not entirely dissipated and, arguably, exists in a higher concentration within the LGBT community than it did even twenty-five years ago.

HIV-related stigma on the rise within the LGBT community

Advocate Peter Staley's "Gay-on-Gay Shaming: The New HIV War" was published in The Huffington Post last week. In it, the founder of the Treatment Action Group (TAG) reflects on how the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS has changed over the years. He cites, specifically, the contemporary phenomenon of stigma on the rise within the gay community. Peter writes:

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Volunteers needed for Dining Out For Life San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- Dining Out For Life San Diego is scheduled for Thursday, April 24 and volunteer ambassadors are needed to help make the event a success. The eighth annual event benefits the HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs at The San Diego LGBT Community Center.

Ambassador orientation sessions will take place at The Center on the following dates.

• Thursday, March 20 at 6 pm

• Wednesday, March 26 at 6 pm

• Thursday, April 3 at 6 pm

• Wednesday, April 9 at 6 pm

• Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 am

UC San Diego's AIDS Research Institute seeks community support

SAN DIEGO -- As part of the UC San Diego AIDS Research Institute (ARI)'s "$20 for 20 Years" fundraising drive, three lucky donors will have the opportunity to win great prizes.

Anyone who donates at least $20 to ARI between March 1-17 will be entered to win a Saturday brunch for two at popular Hillcrest restaurant Baja Betty's. Three brunch packages will be given away.

Three Louisiana insurers sued for dumping people with HIV

NEW ORLEANS – Lambda Legal today filed a federal class action discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS), which will no longer accept the federally-funded premium subsidies that enable low-income Louisianans living with HIV to purchase health insurance.

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