Posts tagged ‘HIV/AIDS’

11/30/13 World AIDS Day event “Unidos en Esperanza”

On behalf of Bienestar,

We would like to cordially invite you and your clients to our World AIDS Day event “Unidos en Esperanza”

Saturday, November 30, 2013
7 p.m. 
Placita Olvera

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora, Reina de Los Angeles

535 N Main St 

LA CA 90012

Our event is design to provide a place for those impacted by HIV/AIDS and their loved ones. We strive to create a program that allows people to celebrate the lives of those they have loss to HIV/AIDS, and provide hope to those that are living with HIV/AIDS.

Please help promote our event to your clients. We hope to see you, your friends and family and clients at our event.

If you have any  questions, please feel free to contact me.

Jorge Diaz, MSW
Director of Mental Health
8134 Van Nuys Blvd Suite 200
Panorama City, CA 91402
(818) 908-3820
(818) 908-3844

The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will be hosting two webcasts about improving outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

From the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP):


Dear Colleague,


The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will be hosting two webcasts to gather input from stakeholders and the community on what federal agencies can do to improve outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.


The webcasts are free, and open to the public. They will be held on Monday, September 16 and Tuesday, September 24 from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm EDT. You will be able to provide input on the questions below by calling-in or via email.



Each webcast will begin with a brief update on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the HIV Care Continuum and be followed by input from the participants on the questions below.


In your on-going work to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and within the framework of the Care Continuum, please be prepared to discuss the following on each webcast:


  1. What structural, policy, and programmatic actions could be taken to improve care continuum outcomes?


  1. What actions could be taken so that evidence-based interventions focusing on the care continuum are further integrated into other proven approaches to addressing HIV? (e.g., housing, substance use treatment)?


  1. What are the research gaps, including implementation research gaps, along the care continuum?


  1. What actions are needed so that care continuum data are used effectively to monitor outcomes and drive real-time change across programs?



Please go to the following URL on the day of the Webcast to be connected:


September 16:


September 24:



Please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues and community partners. We hope you are able to participate.

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



How to Survive a Plague screening & fundrasier



Affordable Care Act and HIV in LA County (video)

Affordable Care Act and HIV in LA County Part 1 from Susan Forrest on Vimeo.

The ACA & HIV in LA County: What Do We Know Now? Where Are We Going?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Charles Drew University | UCLA
Pacific AIDS Education & Training Centers


Moderator: Phil Meyer

Tom Donohoe, MBA
Director, UCLA PAETC

Carlos Vega-Matos, MPA
Chief, HIV Care Services, Division of HIV/STD Programs

Craig Vincent-Jones, MHA
Executive Director, LA County Commission on HIV


National HIV/AIDS Strategy Update Meeting (video)

National HIV/AIDS Strategy Update Meeting from Susan Forrest on Vimeo.

National HIV/AIDS Strategy Update Meeting
February 14,2013
Los Angeles, California
hosted by the Los Angeles Commission on HIV
moderated by Richard Zaldivar, Executive Director, The Wall Las Memorias
presented by Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP)

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