Category Archives: Media

Join WORLD for the San Francisco AIDS Walk July 19, 2015

  Dear WORLD friends and partners, It’s that special time of year. The time to put on our walking shoes and take some important steps toward ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic and improving the quality of life for those living and affected by HIV.  Please join us for a fun walk in Golden Gate Park on […]

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10th Annual Iris House AIDS Summit

  On Monday, May 4th, Iris House held its Tenth Annual Women as the Face of AIDS Summit, a full day of panels, presentations and workshops to educate and inspire attendees about current trends, challenges and successful programs in waging the war on AIDS. This year’s theme, “AIDS 2020: Keeping the Vision on Women,” amplified […]

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Well Beyond HIV

Sylvia Britt, 51 and HIV-positive for many years, is peer advocate for WORLD, an organization that helps HIV-positive women. Sylvia Britt was lying alone in a hospital bed, exhausted and ill from a long bout of pneumonia, when she learned she was HIV-positive. Someone from the hospital — she can’t recall who it was — […]

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What’s New at WORLD: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10th marked National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. For this monumental day for women and girls across the country, WORLD teamed up with AIDS Healthcare Foundation and community partners Cal-PEP and Allen Temple to Talk About SEX.                    Let’s Talk About SEX: An Intergenerational Dialogue, brought […]

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    Lamia Beard, “…never feared living in her truth and standing up for herself.”” It is disheartening that we start 2015 with the loss of yet another life to violence for “living in their truth”.  What is known is that Lamia Beard, a Norfolk, VA resident died because she lived in a world […]

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I Am A Sex Worker

The message is simple:  I am not just a sex worker, I am so much more. Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD) is proud to host “I Am a Sex Worker”,  a photojournalism project sharing portraits and narratives of female, male, and transgender sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa. Created by Ian […]

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