New initiative aims to stop HIV infections in San Diego County

A new HIV case is diagnosed in the region every 18 hours.

The County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an initiative to get the number of new HIV infections in San Diego to zero. With the vote, the Board directed the County Health and Human Services Agency to begin implementing the Getting to Zero initiative and put an end to the epidemic in the region.

Win tickets to the B-52's AIDS benefit concert in San Diego

AIDS benefit concert will help build an AIDS memorial in San Diego.

The B52’s, The Fixx and the English Beat are warping back from the 80’s to take over the Embarcadero Marina Park South for a very special concert on August 14.

SDPIX is offering a chance to win two tickets to the event and one grand prize of a VIP table for four.

27th Annual AIDS Walk/Run San Diego set for Sept. 24

The San Diego LGBT Community Center has announced that the 27th annual AIDS Walk/Run San Diego will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The Center produces AIDS Walk/Run, the largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser in San Diego County.

National HIV Testing Day is June 27, County of San Diego shares about the benefits of PrEP

It’s not a vaccine, but it can reduce your chances of getting HIV by over 90 percent.

Truvada®, produced by Gilead Sciences, Inc., is a medication that is commonly used as part of combination therapy to treat HIV infection.  However, HIV-negative people also can take it as a daily pill to reduce their risk of getting HIV infection in the first place.

San Diegans should test for HIV, free testing available

To do that, the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and its many partners are offering free, confidential HIV testing throughout the region. The free testing is part of National HIV Testing Week in San Diego County, which will take place June 21-27.

A message from a rider on the road at AIDS/LifeCycle 2016

All's well from the AIDS/LifeCycle camp.

So I know I have blogged over the years about AIDS/Lifecycle but I wanted this year to be different, and to really get comments from other riders.  Tonight I got this from my friend Frank and I think it's amazing and asked him if I could share it, he was very kind and said yes!

From Frank:

Sean Suydam has been riding in the AIDS/LifeCycle for ten years: 'it’s a family'

Sean Suydam riding for AIDS/LifeCycle 2015

Starting on June 5, Sean Suydam has a tough road ahead of him, literally. He and his bike named "Walt" will travel for seven days and 546 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles as a participant in the Annual AIDS/LifeCycle event. 

This demanding physical charity is something he enjoys doing, but his happiness doesn’t just come from raising money.

Support is on the menu today for 'Dining Out For Life'

Nearly 100 eateries will participate in Dining Out For Life in San Diego.

Whatever it is you are planning for breakfast, lunch or dinner on today, stop and think about what day it is.

The Tenth Annual Dining Out For Life is happening all around San Diego to help out the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Poz Link is San Diego’s newest site for the HIV-positive community

The abundance of information and resources offered on Poz Link can provide crucial support needed to begin the path of healing.

When an individual finds out he or she is HIV+, it can be a devastating blow. Undoubtedly, there will be many questions about where to find more information on the newly diagnosed status and where to turn for help.

But don’t worry – there is hope!