San Francisco – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) introduced a bill to modernize laws that criminalize and stigmatize people living with HIV. Assemblymember David Chiu is also a co-author of the bill.
Walgreens is casting for people to star in their new online campaign to bring awareness to individuals living with HIV/AIDS who also get their medications at the national drug store "Community, a Walgreen
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.
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.
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.
by Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S. -- for Chelsea Now
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.
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.