Campaign Continues to Recruit Faith Leaders in Battling HIV Epidemic

100+ L.A. area churches join effort to position HIV as a social justice issue HIV/AIDS and faith may be an unlikely pairing to some, but the reality is that African American believers and non-believers alike are impacted by the disease. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Health, more than 49,000 people in the L.A. area are living with HIV. The rate of Black males infected with the virus is 2.5 times that of White males and the rate of Black females is 9.2 times that of White females. In Los Angeles, heterosexual contact accounted for 15% of new diagnoses

Singer Rosalee at AHF Keep the Promise Event

The Los Angeles Sentinel catches up with singer Rosalee at 2016 AIDS Healthcare Foundation event at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

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The Best Tool in Your Tool Box

I Choose Life Health and Wellness Center has been working with the young people at John Hope Continuation High School in South Central Los Angeles promoting…

They Say, ‘It Appears That no one Cares’: But We Do!

In a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, I saw a story entitled, ‘It appears that no one cares’: Report slams Juvenile Hall for filthy conditions and poor leadership. In the story, they depicted Los Angeles County’s Central Juvenile Hall as a leaderless operation with “unacceptable” and “deplorable” conditions similar to a “Third World country prison.” The story went on to say, that some of the walls were covered in gang graffiti and filth and that no one made an effort to wash it away. Morale among staffers was at “dungeon lows from a workforce that claims to be

AHF-Supported HIV Documentary ‘Wilhemina’s War’ Scheduled for PBS Airing & Screening Tour

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), in partnership with the BronzeLens Film Festival, Spelman College Women’s Center and the Black Women’s Health Imperative proudly present a screening tour of the groundbreaking HIV/AIDS documentary Wilhemina’s War throughout parts of the deep South, where HIV infection rates continue to spiral out of control. The eye-opening film, which was produced and directed by AHF Grant Fund recipient June Cross, follows a Southern grandmother’s struggles to help her loved ones as they navigate the landscape of HIV care and services in South Carolina, a state that’s been very hostile to public health care, specifically Medicaid

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza to Host Day of Service Event in Celebration of King Day

Free legal, health, and employment services will be offered to hundreds of South Los Angeles residents at Crenshaw Plaza in honor of King Day. On January 16, 2016, Crenshaw residents will receive free immigration and landlord/tenant legal services, health, dental, vision screenings, HIV/AIDS testing, and employment services at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Community leaders and volunteers will serve a crowd of approximately 200 people, in celebration of Dr. King’s National Day of Service. Holman United Methodist Church, in partnership with the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, and the Los Angeles Sentinel, will host the community event, which is open to the

35th Annual Black Doll Show Shines Light on the War against HIV/AIDS

On Dec. 12th, The William Grant Still Arts Center hosted a grand opening exhibit for “Trench Art Retrospective: The War Against HIV/AIDS-Women of the African Diaspora in the Trenches”, the theme of the 35th Annual Black Doll Show currently running from Dec. 12, 2015 to Feb. 13, 2016. Curated by Dr. Cynthia Davis, doll maker and assistant professor in the College of Medicine and College of Science and Health at Charles R. Drew University, the exhibit’s goal is to artistically depict the negative impact the HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to have on women and girls of the African Diaspora. The exhibit