Category Archives: Community

Cynthia Carey-Grant, WORLD Executive Director, Retires

Carla Dillard Smith named as Interim Executive Director Cynthia Carey-Grant, executive director of Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD), has retired after nine years of leading the widely respected women’s HIV/AIDS services/advocacy organization based in Oakland, CA.  Ms. Carey-Grant describes her departure as bitter sweet. “I have spent the last thirty years as an […]

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California Governor Signs Bill Modernizing State’s HIV Laws

October 6, 2017 CONTACT: Naina Khanna, naina.khanna.work@gmail.com, 510.681.1169 or Jennie Smith-Camejo, jsmithcamejo@pwn-usa.org, 347.553.5174 Sacramento, Calif.— Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law landmark legislation to reform outdated laws that unfairly criminalized and stigmatized people living with HIV.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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National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

May 19th marks National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It is a day to break the silence about HIV and AIDS in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities, fight stigma, and encourage individuals to get tested for HIV. The number of HIV diagnoses among Asians in the United States has increased in recent […]

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April 10th 2017 IS National Youth HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

WORLD WOULD LIKE TO SPREAD AWARENESS TO YOUTH ALL AROUND THE GLOBE, BUT YOU CANT SPREAD ANYTHING UNLESS YOU START AT HOME. TODAY WE WANT TO REMIND OUR YOUTH TO STAY UP ON THEIR SEXUAL HEALTH, SEX AND YOUTH ARE SOMETIMES SENSITIVE TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED, BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS IN ORDER […]

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WORLD Congratulates Executive Director Cynthia Carey-Grant For Prestigious Sabbatical Award

Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases is proud to announce that Executive Director Cynthia Carey-Grant is one of eight nonprofit executives in California recognized with the 2016 CA Wellness Sabbatical Program Award. The California Wellness Foundation Sabbatical Program Award was created to improve the long-term effectiveness of health-focused nonprofits by providing their executives with […]

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I RISE – Event Announcement – 3/8/17 in Oakland!

WORLD, in partnership with AHF and other community organizations, will be celebrating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with Raheem DeVaughn and Goapele!We’ll be talking with them about relationships, love and HIV as we bring awareness to the lives of women and girls living with, or at risk for, HIV. Watch the video for […]

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