Robert F. Kennedy Health Festival 2012

UCLA’s Center for Community Health teams up with RFK High School for the Health Festival 2012

UCLA IMPACT 2012 Runner Up: Silent Love

Congratulations to the IMPACT 2012 Runner-Up! “Silent Love” by: Nestor Venegas, Ari DeLeon, Fanny Ramirez, Patrick Freeman, Victor Hernandez, Cesar Hernandez, Julio Reyes, and Manny Pacheco  “Silent Love” was the product of one of the many HIV prevention programs at Vista Community Clinic which targets youth of color in non-traditional school settings (e.g., juvenile justice system, alcohol […]

UCLA IMPACT 2012 Grand Prize Winner: How I Use a Condom

Congratulations to the IMPACT 2012 Grand Prize Winner! “How I Use A Condom” by: Sonny Ngyuyen and Justin Taylor Artist Bio: Justin Taylor Justin Taylor is a graduate from The Evergreen State College where his focuses were on media production and business leadership.  Justin has volunteered as the marketing director for Capital City Pride for […]

Through Positive Eyes: A Global Photographic Collaboration

    On July 27 2012, Through Positive Eyes was featured on the New York Times Lens Blog!   Through Positive Eyestells the story of HIV/AIDS at the end of the third decade of the epidemic, when potent antiretroviral medication has been devised, but when treatment access is far from universal.  Through Positive Eyes is an […]

Plenary: Dynamics of the Epidemic in Contex

Paul Semugoma, a physician from Uganda, spoke passionately about the need for providers and communities to acknowledge that men who have sex with men are everywhere, and that they have special needs in terms of prevention that need to be addressed – especially stigma and decriminalization of homosexuality. He encouraged all of us to “end invisibility” […]

J Currier Plenary- “Intersection of Non-Communicable Diseases and Ageing in HIV”

Intersection of Non-Communicable Diseases and Ageing in HIV- Judy Currier Plenary from AIDS 2012   Many people wonder if HIV with aging is a double hit to the immune system leading and whether this underlies some of the chronic diseases we are seeing……diet & exercise reduce risk……Failure to address these problems could lead to an erosion […]

DC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together Campaign Video

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Let’s Stop HIV Together national HIV awareness and anti-stigma campaign features the stories of 22 individuals living with HIV and the steps they are taking to encourage others in the fight against HIV. Learn more at www.ActAgainstAIDS.org. Get the Facts. Get Tested. Get Involved.

Q and A with Barton Haynes

While the use of antiretroviral therapies to prevent HIV infection will likely dominate the scientific agenda at the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, D.C, July 22-27, researchers are also paying attention to AIDS vaccines. VAX Science Writer Regina McEnery recently caught up with Barton Haynes, a Duke University professor who leads the virtual consortium […]

Taking Root: n. 8

In this moving story, “Hatsume” (not her real name) talks about her shame and fear of being judged by her friends for being HIV-positive. “Hatsume” is a young, Japanese American woman. This story and more are part of “Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Community,” a national digital storytelling initiative to engage Asian American, Native Hawaiian […]

Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL)

Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) Read about the project HERE.