HIV/AIDS

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!

Mama's Kitchen tasting event celebrates 25 years on May 6

Mama’s kitchen is celebrating its 25th anniversary of Mama’s Day

Mama’s kitchen is celebrating its 25th anniversary of Mama’s Day on Friday, May 6 at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla.

This annual fundraiser has been called San Diego’s premiere tasting event and features 55 chefs from San Diego’s most recognized restaurants, hotels and catering companies who prepare their most delectable offerings to over 600 attendees.

Dining Out For Life San Diego update: Napizza in at 50%!

Napizza - Little Italy and Napizza - Hillcrest will join the 10th annual Dining Out For Life® San Diego on Thursday, April 28 and they have generously decided to donate 50% of their proceeds. By doing so, Napizza owner Giulia Colmignoli hopes to raise HIV awareness, strengthen local HIV services and encourage people to access HIV services.