LOS ANGELES–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) –STRONG., an affinity group of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) which stands for “Latino, Outreach, Understanding, Division”, should preview a powerful film called “Your Life, Your Power!” Focused on improving the transition from adolescent HIV care to adult HIV care. The film will be followed by a round table of young people just after the screening. LOUD seeks to address the social and health disparities that remain a threat to Latin American communities through innovative strategies and community mobilization.
WHAT: LOUD to host the premiere of the film “Your Life, Your Power!” “
WHEN: Sunday June 27, 2021, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WHO: Speakers and participating organizations
- Nathalie Sanchez, UCLA FAM
- Jesus Pimentel, AHF link with a care specialist
- Los Angeles Family AIDS Network
- Los Angeles Children’s Hospital
- Community members
OR: AHF Theater, 6500 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90028
WHY: Educate and advocate for young people receiving care for HIV who move into adulthood. According to infoclinique.hiv.gov, compared to adults 25 years and older, adolescents and young adults (AYA; ages 13-19) living with HIV perform worse at every step of the HIV continuum. This includes maintaining care, achieving viral suppression, and maintaining viral suppression. These statistics are particularly prevalent among black and brown youth.
“The number of people living with HIV / AIDS who are moving out of care from pediatric care into adulthood continues to increase,” said Edwin Millan, President of LOUD. “This number is even higher among black and brown young adults, and the long-term effects of lack of care are affecting these people at an alarming rate. It is more relevant than ever to educate adolescents and young adults (AYA) about the importance of staying in care to ensure they have the opportunity to live their healthiest lives.
Studies also show that access to appropriate health services during the transition to adulthood has also become a matter of concern. Psychosocial and environmental risk factors for health, such as mental illness, addiction and homelessness, help prevent young people from receiving appropriate treatment.
LOUD is a national division of AIDS Healthcare Foundation dedicated to addressing the social and health disparities that remain a constant threat to the Latino community.
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This screening is also available for viewing via FB Live. https://fb.me/e/1p6o6Ehze
AIDS Health Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest provider of HIV-related services, currently provides healthcare and / or medical services to more than 1.5 million clients in 45 countries around the world in the United States, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidsante.org, Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare