Join NOWCastSA and the San Antonio World AIDS Collaborative for World AIDS Day 2018. The theme this year is “Let’s End It,” We Gather to remember, give thanks, and act. The event is free and open to the public at Living Church at Woodlawn Pointe, 702 Donaldson Ave., on Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.
Written by Rudy Arispe on Nov 21 2016 - 2:25pm
Papa Bear, founder of San Antonio AIDS Foundation, was SA’s first major HIV/AIDS Advocate. When gay men, who were patrons of Robert “Papa Bear” Edwards’ bar, became sick and dying of AIDS in the early ‘80s when not much was known about the disease, he knew he had to do something to offer them comfort and care and soon founded the San Antonio AIDS Foundation.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Nov 24 2015 - 9:32pm
Replay video of the live webcast of the 7th Annual World AIDS Day Gathering of Remembrance and Hope 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at Trinity University. The program will feature a variety of memorial and awareness messages, as well as musical performances and interactive elements. The theme of this year's event is Getting to Zero: Saving Our Future, encouraging HIV awareness and education among youth.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 30 2014 - 12:37pm
REPLAY VIDEO: NOWCastSA webcast the 2014 World AIDS Day Gathering of Remembrance and Hope on Dec. 2, 2014 at St. Philip’s College’s Watson Theater, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. The event featured free on-site HIV, Syphilis and Hep C testing, a social gathering, informational booths and a special commemorative presentation.
Written by San Antonio AI… on Nov 5 2013 - 1:29pm
As World AIDS Day approaches on December 1 there are new initiatives launching to expand awareness of HIV/AIDS beyond one day. AIDS Awareness Week—A San Antonio Collaborative is one of many. As we have raised awareness each year for December 1 the question has been brought forth, “Why only one day?” Those who have been significantly touched by HIV/AIDS would like more time and opportunity to recognize the impact of this disease.
Written by Tawseef Ali on Jun 5 2013 - 7:41pm
REPLAY VIDEO: Should you be screened for HIV? If you live in Bexar County, chances are your physician has been tested, and you should too. Presenters at the June 6, 2013 Bexar County HIV Summit say that HIV tests are effective and increasingly affordable, and the results are always kept private. You can replay video from the summit right here on this page.
Written by San Antonio AI… on Mar 25 2013 - 5:06pm
The San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is most widely known for their services of HIV prevention and skilled nursing/hospice but there is more to SAAF services. Many are not aware that SAAF (pronounced, safe) offers a Hot Meals Program that offers free meals - breakfast lunch and dinner - 365 days a year to those infected with HIV. Recently SAAFs Hot Meals Program launched an extension called Nourishing SAAF-Chef of the Month Project where each month an area chef offers their time and talents to prepare a special culinary delight to HIV/AIDS
Written by nancypjohnson on Nov 30 2011 - 2:52pm
According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 1.2 million people living with HIV. According to the most recent Metro Health statistics, in December 2009 there were 7,260 people living with HIV in Bexar Couty and 109,288 living with HIV in Texas.
Written by San Antonio AI… on Nov 27 2011 - 10:16am
AIDS Awareness Week (AAW) is an extension of World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), a full week to present events or awareness programs. AIDS Awareness Week will occur on the full week in which World AIDS Day falls, which this year is Nov. 27 through Dec. 3.AIDS Awareness Week allows groups and individuals an opportunity to present programs or activities throughout the week, therefore offering more opportunities for the public to participate, attend or simply learn about HIV/AIDS issues.Events in the Area
Written by Joe Ruiz on Feb 24 2011 - 10:48am
Former basketball star and entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson will come to San Antonio in early March to help promote HIV and AIDS awareness to youth.Johnson, a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and a person living with HIV/AIDS, will be the guest speaker at a youth rally from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m, March 5, at St. Philip's College.