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AIDS/HIV

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.

Poz Link Helps alleviate stigma felt by HIV-positive individuals

Poz Link is a community of members who help break down the walls of HIV/AIDS stigma.

The social stigma that comes with being HIV-positive can often make a person feel as though they are alone. Many HIV-positive individuals report co-workers, friends, and even family members react negatively to them when their status is revealed. Some people have even reported being shunned by healthcare organizations and educational institutions.

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!

Will a pill a day really keep HIV away?

Some may argue that we have contained the disease. But how true is that when young gay men, especially Blacks and Latinos, are seroconverting at such high rates? Even among White men, there is an uptick in the incidence of new infections as this group navigates its 30s. We simply haven’t gotten it right.

LGBT "health equality" is focus of GLMA's 29th annual conference in Atlanta

The GLMA conference is the largest such gathering of medical professionals in the world, according to organizers. This year marks the first time the event will be held in Atlanta. It features nine keynote sessions, as well as some 45 workshops on a range of issues.