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APLA Health’s new program

APLA Health’s new program

Thanks to medications, more and more people are living longer with HIV. On “National HIV Aging Awareness Day,” which was on Wednesday, advocates called attention to the challenges for those living with HIV treatment as they grow older. Frank Gulli, 68, of...
Celebrating those who are aging with HIV

Celebrating those who are aging with HIV

I was living in the Castro in San Francisco in 1978 where optimism and liberation were in the air. Harvey Milk was an openly gay City Supervisor, gays and lesbians marched in the street for equal rights, and gay liberation was on display from Folsom Street to Golden...
Joe walks so others won’t go through what he went through.

Joe walks so others won’t go through what he went through.

Joe walks so others won’t go through what he went through. During December of 2011, I began to experience flu-like symptoms that only got worse by the day. I was terrified to get tested because of what I thought HIV/AIDS meant. In my mind, I thought if I ignore the...
Sean Parker is happy to see a cause

Sean Parker is happy to see a cause

Sean Parker is happy to see a cause for those who lost loved ones to AIDS Happy to see a cause for those who lost loved ones to AIDS or battling. When my brother Wayne Parker died in Jan 94′, I was only 11 and felt so ashamed how my great, beautiful, happy,...
National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day

Your Status is Strength  Today is National HIV Testing Day, and the first step in the march to end the epidemic is to know your status. You deserve to live your healthiest life. If you test positive, APLA Health is here with treatment options to help you thrive. If...