|National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day|
|Written by Chamber Web Administrator|
|Thursday, 05 March 2009 06:41|
Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team
“National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day” on March 10th
The Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT), in collaboration with Khmer Girls in Action, Guam Communications Network, and the San Fernando - Filipino American Chamber of Commerce, honors National Women and Girls AIDS Awareness Day on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009. The event begins at 12pm at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach, 5450 East Atherton St Long Beach, CA 90815.
In recognition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team would like to place a special emphasis on Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women (API), hoping to empower API women in Los Angeles County about HIV/AIDS.
“Asian Pacific women are often left out of discussion in many health related issues,” said Lillian Chu, APAIT Program Manager. “AIDS is no different. We hope that women everywhere, particularly API women, pay attention to this important topic.”
Research and community perspectives will be presented showing the link between Asian Pacific Islander women and HIV/AIDS. Speakers include Lola Sablan-Santos, Executive Director of Guam Communications Network, Suely Ngouy, Executive Director of Khmer Girls in Action, and Dr. Rosemary Veniegas, HIV researcher at UCLA.
Established in 1987, APAIT is Southern California’s largest provider of HIV/AIDS prevention and care services to the Asian and Pacific Islander community. APAIT’s mission is to positively affect the quality of life for Asian and Pacific Islanders living with or at-risk for HIV/AIDS by providing a continuum of prevention, health and social services, community leadership and advocacy to the Southern California region.
This event is made possible through the Office of Minority Health and the Office of Women’s Health.
|Last Updated ( Saturday, 14 March 2009 08:10 )|