March 16, 2022

APLA Health Joins Coalition to Urge Governor and Legislature to Allocate $105 Million to Tackle the HIV, STI, Viral Hepatitis and Overdose Epidemics

Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, to Champion Budget Request in Legislature March 16, 2022 – Today, APLA Health joined End the Epidemics, a statewide coalition of more than 150 community organizations, in urging Governor Newsom and the California Legislature to allocate $105 million in the state budget to address alarming increases...
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December 01, 2021

APLA Health Announces Production On “Commitment To Life,” A Feature-Length Documentary on the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles Directed by Emmy-Award Winning Director, Jeffrey Schwarz

APLA Health announced today, World AIDS Day 2021, that it is currently in production on COMMITMENT TO LIFE, a feature-length documentary about the true story of the fight against HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles—and how an intrepid group of people living with HIV/AIDS, doctors, movie stars, studio moguls and activists changed the course of the epidemic....
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November 24, 2021

APLA Health Celebrates 35 Years of the Vance North Necessities of Life Program and Passes 17 Million Meals Distributed to Low-Income Clients Living with HIV/AIDS

The country’s largest food pantry network for people living with HIV/AIDS commemorates an important milestone. November 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of one of APLA Health’s most critically needed services: our Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) food pantries. NOLP began as a $35-a-week food voucher program run by Ken and Alfia Hollywood out...
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November 18, 2021

All-Digital AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2021 Continues to Fight the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Los Angeles County

“The Walk Show” Online Fundraising Campaign Hosted by Ongina of Rupaul’s Drag Race Raised $1,272,349—Vital Funds That Will Support the Work of APLA Health as Well as Other HIV/AIDS Service Organizations. This year’s all-digital AIDS Walk Los Angeles ended this past week, with hundreds of individual and team fundraisers, community partners, and sponsors collectively raising...
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November 10, 2021

APLA Health Announces $250K Gift From The Murray/Reese Foundation to Expand Methamphetamine Harm Reduction Services Across Los Angeles County

APLA Health announces $250,000 gift from The Murray/Reese Foundation to augment and expand APLA Health’s existing “Party Wise” harm reduction services for active methamphetamine (meth)-using men who have sex with men (MSM) in Los Angeles County. Meth use has skyrocketed in Los Angeles County, with the crisis only worsening during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to...
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October 04, 2021

Governor Newsom Signs Comprehensive Bill to Address Skyrocketing STI Rates

SB 306 will expand access to STI testing at home and in the community, increase access to STI treatment, and boost congenital syphilis screening Governor Newsom today signed SB 306 – a comprehensive and innovative measure designed to tackle California’s skyrocketing rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The bill was authored by Senator Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento)...
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August 30, 2021

California’s recall election on September 14th is a Very Big Deal

There is an election to recall Governor Newsom on September 14th and it’s a VERY big deal.The election could have major implications for LGBTQ+ rights, healthcare, California’s efforts to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, and so much more.So please… VOTE!!! If you are a registered voter, you should have already received your ballot in the mail....
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August 12, 2021

APLA Health Dental Clinic, DTLA Virtual Ribbon Cutting

APLA Health is celebrating National Health Center Week (August 8-14, 2021) with a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony and video tour of its recently expanded and remodeled dental clinic in Downtown Los Angeles (see link below). We’ve added four new treatment rooms (for a total of 12) and now offer specialty dental services with the addition...
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July 27, 2021

APLA Health Celebrates Historic Actions to Improve the Health of Older People with HIV

SB 258 designates older people with HIV as a population of “greatest social need” for programs and services administered by the California Department of Aging The FY 2021-22 State Budget includes $5 million to establish demonstration projects to address the unique medical and support service needs of older people with HIV APLA Health today applauded Governor...
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July 07, 2021

APLA Health Launches AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2021 Hosted by Ongina of RuPaul’s Drag Race

“The Walk Show” is the theme for AIDS Walk LA 2021 Today, AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2021 is officially off and walking! APLA Health opens registration and fundraising for AIDS Walk LA at APLA Health has partnered with Ongina to host our new weekly online video talk show, The Walk Show. Every week Ongina...
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June 03, 2021

APLA Health Commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the AIDS Epidemic

Five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia were the first documented cases of AIDS-Related infections Forty years ago this month, the first sign of the HIV/AIDS epidemic appeared as a 527-word report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on June 5, 1981. The report’s lead writer, Dr. Michael Gottlieb, described five previously healthy, young...
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June 02, 2021

Senate Passes Comprehensive Bill to Address California’s STI Epidemic

Joint Statement from SB 306 cosponsors APLA Health, Black Women for Wellness Action Project, Essential Access Health, Fresno Barrios Unidos, Los Angeles LGBT Center, San Francisco AIDS Foundation APLA HealthBlack Women for Wellness Action ProjectEssential Access HealthFresno Barrios UnidosLos Angeles LGBT CenterSan Francisco AIDS Foundation Sacramento, CA – Today, the California State Senate passed SB...
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