HIV/AIDS

Hornet gay social app launches HIV-test finding feature

In an effort to help prevent HIV infections and reduce stigma, the Hornet Gay Social Network has launched a feature that will help users locate HIV testing services and learn more about PrEP and other topics related to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The app has partnered with aids.gov to power the feature.

Representatives from Hornet say the feature was used over 30,000 times on its first day.

Mama's Kitchen seeks community members to host food drives in August

SAN DIEGO, California -- Mama’s Pantry, a service of Mama’s Kitchen, provides a nutritional shopping opportunity at no cost for low income men, women and children of San Diego County affected by HIV/AIDS.

Mama’s Kitchen is asking the public to participate in the fourth annual “Independence from Hunger,” an initiative to encourage individuals, businesses, schools and community groups to host food drives through summer 2014 to ensure the pantry shelves are full with nutritious non-perishable food items.

Mama's Kitchen to host 19th annual wine tasting fundraiser

SAN DIEGO, California -- Mama's Kitchen's 19th annual Wine Tasting fundraiser, presented by Revivals, will be held Thursday, Aug. 21 from 6-9 pm at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in University Heights.

Survey: Black youth twice as likely to prioritize fight against HIV/AIDS over same-sex marriage

A new survey of black, white and Latino youth in the US on LGBT activism has shown a sharp divide over the prioritising of different LGBT issues between racial groups.

It found that, when asked to choose one key issue which LGBT organisations should prioritise, black youth were more than twice as likely to say HIV/AIDS as white youth, and less than half as likely to say same-sex marriage.

Lambda Legal: Halt HIV-based criminal prosecutions in wake of DOJ guidance

Lambda Legal today called for a moratorium on all HIV-based criminal prosecutions until state legislatures take action to implement the reforms recommended in the recent Department of Justice (DOJ) guidance advising states to eliminate such prosecutions absent clear evidence of an intent to harm and a significant risk of actual transmission.

Across Africa, MSM report low access to basic HIV services

A new regional study indicates that less than half of men who have sex with men (MSM) across Sub-Saharan Africa report easy access to basic HIV services.

Conducted by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) in partnership with African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), the study shows that homophobia, violence, and stigma among healthcare providers are linked with reduced access to HIV services.

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DOJ guide urges fix of state laws criminalizing HIV

WASHINGTON, DC – The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has released a Best Practices Guide to Reform HIV-Specific Criminal Laws to Align with Scientifically-Supported Factors.

Teams now forming for 25th AIDS Walk San Diego

SAN DIEGO, California -- Teams are now forming for the 25th annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27.

“Teams are a vital part of the fun and the fundraising at AIDS Walk San Diego,” said Ian Johnson, The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s director of special events.

AIDS Walk is a program of The Center. “Last year, teams helped raise 70 percent of the total funds raised. It’s also a really fun way to participate and truly make a difference for people impacted by HIV/AIDS.”

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Special Delivery's annual Pride barbecue fundraiser expands

SAN DIEGO, California -- Special Delivery's popular annual Pride barbecue fundraiser on July 19 will be moving to Rich's, after nearly two decades of being hosted at the Top of the Park.

The Saturday Pride BBQ will be expanding this year to also include serving on Friday night, July 18, from 9 pm until 2 am, followed by the main cookout on Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. The barbecue will continue Saturday night from 9 pm to 2 am.

Food truck fun to kick off 25th annual Aids Walk & Run San Diego

SAN DIEGO, California – Join in the fun on Thursday, June 19 to kick off this year’s 25th annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego, a program of the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center). Some of San Diego’s hottest food trucks will gather at The Center, 3909 Centre St., and will donate a portion of their sales to support the event.

Stop by The Center on June 19 between 5-8 pm and catch Calexico Creamery, The Juice Wave, the InSlider SD, New York on Rye, Two for the Road and other great food trucks, all in support of this important community event.

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