Category Archive for: ‘Mental Health’

  • Perspectives V21No3 HIV Stigma

    Perspectives: HIV Stigma Today

    HIV/AIDS is one of the most stigmatized illnesses in recent history. The intensity and prevalence of negative beliefs, attitudes, and actions toward HIV-positive people have made HIV unique, shaping responses to the epidemic from the individual to public policy level. Although the expressions of HIV-related …

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    Remembering Gerry Beaulieu

    This summer, AHP lost an important member of our community. Long time volunteer Gerry “Ger” Beaulieu passed away on Wednesday July 10 at Zen Hospice in San Francisco. For the past six years, Ger had co-facilitated an ongoing support group for people living with HIV. He …

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  • Trans Workshop

    Health/Wellness Workshops Recap

    “AHP’s Health and Wellness Workshop series provides a space for LGBTQ people to gather and share ideas, make connections, create community and have some fun,” Director Lori Thoemmes observed. Then she paused and added, “All of us benefit from feeling known.” AHP lost funding for …

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  • Antonio2

    Antonio’s Story

    Antonio grew up thinking he was flawed, that there was something deeply wrong with him. As a young man in his small town in Guatemala, he knew that he was gay, but he vowed never to tell anyone.  When two neighborhood boys committed suicide because …

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    Events & Services: Partners Testing Together at AHP

    You’ve been seeing someone new for a month. You really think he’s someone you could have a future with. In the past, if you met a guy you liked, you would make sure he had tested recently, and each of you would go get a …

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  • Marla

    Marla’s Story

    In 1988, Marla gave friends a ride to AHP so they could get tested for HIV. On a whim, as she waited for her friends, Marla decided to get tested too. Two weeks later, she learned she tested positive. She was shocked. Over the next …

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