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.

Video campaign honors Orlando’s innocent victims

Celebrities and activists share their pride moments in honor of each of the 49 victims of Pulse.

 In the wake of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history at the LGBT Pulse nightclub in Orlando, a new video campaign to honor those lost has been created by the organization #RestInPRIDE.

This montage of celebrities and activists share their moments of pride and dedicate each one to the 49 innocent victims at Pulse.

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.

Epic 'We Are Orlando' fundraiser at Rich's on Friday

The “We Are Orlando” fundraiser is on Friday, June 17, at 7 pm at Rich’s nightclub.

A powerhouse of talent is coming to Rich’s on Friday to benefit the victims of the Pulse nightclub tragedy.

Cast members of drag shows DIVAS, Lips, Sinful Dames and much more are taking the stage in one of the biggest collections of talent ever to descend upon the popular nightclub.

Rally in support of those affected by Orlando shootings tonight at The Center

#OrlandoStrong rally to be held at The San Diego LGBT Community Center

The San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) will hold a rally tonight in support of the LGBT community and the 102 victims and their families in the aftermath of the Orlando massacre.

They are calling it the #OrlandoStrong rally, and it will begin at 6:30 pm at The Center located 3909 Centre St., San Diego.

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:

Rob Benzon Foundation grew out of love from the community

Rob Benzon was a friend to many and his legacy lives on through the Rob Benzon Foundation
There is an old saying, “Only the good die young.”  
The words in any other order would be simple and not very profound. But for many in the community of Hillcrest, these words are heart breaking and apply to one of kindest people you would ever hope to meet.

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.