Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS

SAAF Announces Return of WEBB Party in 2017

SAAF Announces Return of WEBB Party in 2017

After a year-long hiatus, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation announced the return of the WEBB Party on April 21, 2017 as an official Fiesta San Antonio event to be held at the historic Bonham Exchange nightclub. As one of SAAF’s signature fundraising events, the WEBB generally attracts over 1,500 guests and helps raise over $100,000 annually for

The World According to Karlos

Karlos Anzoategui’s Closet Is Wide Open When you pass the whitewashed stucco walls, go through the gate on Queen Anne Court, and head into Villa Sol, Karlos Anzoategui’s work-and- life HQ, you leave earthly concerns behind. Like Gloria Swanson’s Sunset Boulevard manse, or, say, the Vatican, you’ve entered a self-contained world where, if the walls

Ray Chavez Recalls Cornyation Antics Through the Ages

“Ray is the heart and soul of Cornyation … it wouldn’t be here without him.” The house was packed and Cornyation was in full swing. The music was blaring, the stage lights glaring, and a group of actors and dancers were performing in another outlandish skit to thunderous roars, when, suddenly, a dancer took an unscripted nosedive

San Antonio AIDS Foundation at a Crossroads

Nearly 30 years ago, Robert “Papa Bear” Edwards started the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) in the back of a gay bar. From those humble beginnings, the organization has flourished, and now appears to be ready for another growth spurt under newly hired president Cynthia Nelson. However, for Edwards and some supporters, that growth has

Local observances mark World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is December 1 and is marked with observances around the world including San Antonio. Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus. Since 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS. According to Texas Department of State Health Services there were 5,477 people living

SA sees slight drop in HIV infections

With World AIDS Day approaching on December 1, recent statistics from the Texas Department of State Health Services show a slight drop in HIV infections in Bexar County. In 2014, the latest year for which statistics are available, there were 329 new cases of HIV infections reported in Bexar County. That is down from 375

PrEP clinic planned for downtown SA

A professor from the University of Texas at San Antonio is working on opening a clinic downtown which will provide individuals with information about and access to PrEP, an FDA approved HIV prevention medication. PrEP (preexposure prophylaxis), which is sold under the brand name Truvada, has been on the market for HIV treatment since 2004,

Eat, drink, and bid for a good cause

The San Antonio Aids Foundation’s second annual Bid & Brunch is taking place August 9 at the Red Oak Ballroom from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm. Guests can look forward to a brunch buffet offering huevos rancheros and smoked salmon, a Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar, and live swing and jazz music by Johnny P and