Archive for April, 2013

The Anonymous People

The Anonymous People – Theatrical Trailer from Greg Williams on Vimeo.

05/02/13: PPC colloquia “Protecting your HIV negative status: Leave no stone unturned – An Unfinished Story”

REMINDER about the PPC meeting from 12pm – 4:30, which is being kicked off by a presentation & discussion:

Transgender Women 49 Times More Likely to Have HIV

April 16, 2013

Transgender Women 49 Times More Likely to Have HIV

A study of HIV among transgender women shows they are about 49 times more likely to have HIV than other adults of similar reproductive age, The Huffington Post reports. A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health analyzed studies from 15 countries over about a decade. Stefan Baral, MD, the lead researcher, told HuffPost he hopes health care providers and advocates will improve outreach to trans populations.

To read the article, click here.


logo_laninf.gifTo read the study, click here: HIVSurveillanceTransWomen



“Should We Conceptualize Major Depression a Medical Comorbidity of HIV Infection?” by Francine Cournos, MD

Dear Colleagues,

Major depression is the second leading cause of years of life lost to disability, throughout the world, and approximately 30% of people receiving care and treatment for HIV infection suffer from major depression. More can be done to address depression in those with HIV, and other infections, when it is considered a medical condition, and not just a mental disorder.

Visit ShareSpot at to read “Should We Conceptualize Major Depression a Medical Comorbidity of HIV Infection?” by Francine Cournos, MD, Principal Investigator at the New York/New Jersey AETC, to learn more about common depression screening tools, treatments and therapies HIV clinicians can deploy to address major depression in their patients.

Also, be sure to check out Depression and HIV (available at, a terrific resource on depression screening, treatment, and more.


Thank you,

AETC National Resource Center

Today is your day to take the US HIV Workforce Survey

Today is your day to take the US HIV Workforce Survey! The survey is only 15 minutes long and once you complete it, you will receive a $5 gift card! In addition you have the chance of winning a Kindle Fire HD! to take the survey!
The U.S. HIV Workforce Survey is designed to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of the United States HIV/AIDS workforce.

How to Survive a Plague screening & fundrasier



CALL FOR PAPERS: 18th Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference

We are revving up the 18th Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference being co-sponsored and hosted by Phillips Graduate Institute on November 3, 2013.  The Conference Committee is ready to begin receiving applications to present.  Now is your chance to present on a topic for which you are an expert that will benefit the LGBTQI community and therapists serving our community.

Attached is our 2-page flyer announcing the Call for Presenters.

It can also be downloaded from our website

We look forward to receiving your concept application.


JOB POSTING: LCSW Mental Health Program Coordinator

LCSW Mental Health Program Coordinator
Common Ground
Common Ground, the Westside HIV Community Center, provides support to people with HIV and Hepatitis C, offers innovative prevention education programs, syringe exchange services, opiate replacement therapy and HIV/Hep C/STD testing. Many of the people we serve face not only HIV but also severe mental illness, substance use issues and – often – homelessness. Using a harm reduction approach, we address these multiple challenges as part of our mission to connect everyone with HIV to life-saving medical care.

We’re looking for a highly collaborative, bilingual (Spanish/English) mental health professional to join our team. You’ll have a minimum of five years clinical experience as an LCSW, a commitment to working with disenfranchised communities, knowledge of harm reduction and enjoy being part of a small, dedicated staff. We offer a competitive salary and a flexible schedule of 20 hours a week to include a daily presence at our offices in Santa Monica.
Salary: $37.77 hourly

City Santa Monica
State California
Zip Code 90405

Contact Information
Contact Name Hywel Sims
Phone 310-314-5480

LAC Comprehensive HIV Plan (2013-2017) & attachments now available online

The Attachments for the Los Angeles County Five Year Comprehensive HIV Plan 2013-2017  has been posted to the DHSP website.

 Los Angeles County Five-Year Comprehensive HIV Plan 2013-2017


04/11/13 HIV MHTF meeting reminder

Hello, all:

This is a reminder that we are meeting Wednesday – our last meeting before Coping With Hope!

April 11, 2013

9:30am – 11:30am

LAGLC | The Village at Ed Gould Plaza

1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038


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