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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This February, WORLD commemorates Black History Month, and wishes you well on this February 7th, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! As we celebrate Black History and the tremendous accomplishments made by African Americans and Black people around the world, we should also take time to reflect on the institutional barriers that still exist, and how we […]

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World AIDS Day 2017: Women Breaking the Silence

Remember Silence = Death?  Research has shown there is a direct link between the the shame, stigma, secrets and trauma women experience as a result of sexual assault and the quality of women’s health, including their vulnerability to HIV. We demand an end to sexual harassment, assault and violence against women now! “The shameful comments about our bodies, […]

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WORLD’s World AIDS Day Events and Activities

WORLD is hosting and participating in several World’AIDS Day events and activities this week. Come celebrate in honoring this day and all that it represents. Tuesday, 11/28: WORLD’s CREW III Convening 9 AM – 12 PM  Oakstop located 1721 Broadway, Oakland Community Researchers Engaging Women (CREW) is meant to empower participants and show how they can effect change. […]

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Trans Remembrance Week

Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases (WORLD) would like to acknowledge Transgender Awareness Week (11/14-11/20). W.O.R.L.D serves all self-identified women (which is inclusive of Transwomen) living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. W.O.R.L.D serves as a safe space for Trans women. During Transgender Awareness Week, W.O.R.L.D celebrates Transgender individuals and all of their accomplishments. Additionally, […]

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WORLD supports Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on October 15, 2017!

  Somos una organización donde damos apoyo a las mujeres las  cuales viven con el virus del VIH en la comunidad de Oakland. Somos defensores que educamos a mujeres que viven con VIH/SIDA y proveemos  información práctica, asistencia de grupos de apoyo emocional para  mujeres recientemente diagnosticadas y las que llevan más años viviendo con […]

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California Governor Signs Bill Modernizing State’s HIV Laws

October 6, 2017 CONTACT: Naina Khanna,, 510.681.1169 or Jennie Smith-Camejo,, 347.553.5174 Sacramento, Calif.— Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law landmark legislation to reform outdated laws that unfairly criminalized and stigmatized people living with HIV. Senate Bill (SB) 239 was authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Asm. Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) […]

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