kearns to LA county HIV commission: HIV/AIDS over 50 & assisted care facilities: a call to action (long play) (032)

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fyi: https://havvacc.wordpress.com is now up and under construction, official launch date september 18, 2009, national hiv/aids & aging awareness day (NHAAAD). right now we’re under construction and open for suggestions and contributions. take a look around. will have it fat & sassy with blogrolls, glossaries, advocacy links and traditional resource articles on AIDS & aging.

namaste

—rk

[thursday, august 13, 2009] good morning HIV commissioners. i have given a copy of my prepared remarks to the clerk. my name is richard kearns. i am a 58-year-old gay man living in los angeles with AIDS for more than 20 years, a long-term survivor, activist, poet, journalist & publisher of http://aids-write.org.

i have lived in an assisted care facility since march of 2005.

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september 18 marks 2nd annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD) (031)

NHAAAD Logo-400National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: September 18, 2009

Washington, DC – September 18, 2009 marks the 2nd annual national awareness initiative of The AIDS Institute titled National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD). This national campaign highlights the complex issues related to HIV prevention, care and treatment for aging populations in the United States. It is the goal of the campaign to highlight challenges such as the need for prevention, research, data and medical understanding of the aging process and the impact of HIV/AIDS. There are important groups that will be highlighted in this work: Continue reading