HIV/AIDS

#AIDSWalkSD update: Rich & The Extra Mile

Join AIDS Walk & Run San Diego’s top fundraisers -- like our own Rich Valdez -- and you, too, can don a fabulous gold crown on Saturday, Sept. 26!

All participants who raise $1,000 or more for AIDS Walk become members of our “Extra Mile Club.” In addition to those lovely crowns, Extra Milers also get access to express registration, coffee and treats on the day of the event and a special invitation to our post-Walk thank you brunch cruise on Saturday, Nov. 7.

#AIDSWalkSD update: Jarrod & The Detour Salon Team

Jarrod Harms decided he wanted to be even more involved in the community this year, so he asked his staff at Detour Salon if they would be interested in forming a team for AIDS Walk & Run San Diego. The answer was a resounding yes!

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The AHF grows tired of clarifying themselves over PrEP, but they do once again

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has come under some criticism by the media and other organizations which claim the foundation is strongly opposed to the use of PrEP, a drug which when taken daily keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected.

In a recent ad, the AHF is shown in a bad light, seemingly arguing that they do not endorse the use of PrEP.

The AHF is slamming reporters and critics, saying the organization is getting an unfair representation about their stance on PrEP, because the media is quick to make inferential leaps.

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Though not a death sentence, HIV/AIDS still holds a powerful stigma

Indiana was hit with an outbreak of HIV/AIDS this spring, and it got a lot of attention because it is so exceptional.

Our perception of HIV/AIDS has changed since the disease emerged in the early 1980s. There are all kinds of treatments and resources — things that simply didn't exist when the epidemic began.

Being Alive San Diego needs your support!

SAN DIEGO, California -- Being Alive, one of the longest running HIV/AIDS support and services organizations in San Diego, recently moved from its longtime home on Centre Street to 3940 Fourth Ave., in the heart of Hillcrest.

The Center's Young Professionals Council to host "Bubbles & Cupcakes" fundraiser for AIDS Walk

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Center's Young Professional Council (YPC) will host a fundraiser for AIDS Walk San Diego on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 6-9 pm at Babycakes.

YPC invites everyone (21 years and older) to join them for this evening of "Bubbles & Cupcakes" and help them raise funds for HIV/AIDS services in San Diego.

For a suggested donation of $10, guests will get to enjoy cupcakes, champagne, great company, prizes and more.

Those who want to join YPC's AIDS Walk team can do it HERE.

#100Days: Rick Cervantes shares his experience taking PrEP

I recently celebrated 100 days of taking PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), the once-daily pill that prevents transmission of HIV, and what a learning experience it has been.

Just a few of the things I’ve learned include the importance of taking care of myself, how to have sex without shame, and the deep-rooted fears and stigma that so many of us have surrounding gay sex — and sex in general.

Why the HIV prevention drug, PrEP, remains so divisive among the LGBT community

Many in the gay community have been divided on the HIV/AIDS prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, since it was first introduced in 2012. Some medical sources have argued that the side effects of its use are unclear, and that patients' adherence to taking the pill regularly could be erratic. 

Sign-up for AIDS/LifeCycle 2016 now

AIDS/LIfeCycle is a life-changing experience for everyone who participates…and a life-saving support line for the Center’s clients in need of high quality, compassionate medical care.

For 7 days on the ride, we are what the world should be: a world without stigma, a world in which differences are celebrated, and a world in which people care about and wholeheartedly support one another. After the ride, the money raised helps us create more of what the world should be: one in which HIV and AIDS-related care is provided with the respect, professionalism, and compassion every client deserves.

Gilead Sciences is Presenting Sponsor of this year's AIDS Walk & Run San Diego

SAN DIEGO, California -- The San Diego LGBT Community Center has announced that Gilead Sciences is the Presenting Sponsor of the 26th annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26.