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World AIDS Day Serves as Reminder of High Rate of HIV Infections in San Antonio

World AIDS Day Serves as Reminder of High Rate of HIV Infections in San Antonio

The global observance of World AIDS Day on December 1 serves as a reminder that San Antonio has what the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District describes in a report as, “a stubbornly high rate of new infections, and widespread stigma and lack of knowledge about HIV/AIDS.” Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who

San Antonio Vows to End AIDS by 2030

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. San Antonio has become the first city in Texas to sign onto an international initiative to eradicate AIDS by 2030. The initiative, known as Fast Track Cities, has three goals in mind for San Antonio residents: that 90 percent of people with HIV are diagnosed (currently 86 percent),

American Idol Alum David Hernandez to Perform at Webb Party

The San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s Webb Party returns after a one-year hiatus on April 21 at the Bonham Exchange with the 80’s theme, “Reboot,” and a live entertainment roster headlined by American Idol alumnus David Hernandez. As one of SAAF’s signature fundraising events, the Webb usually attracts over 1,500 guests and helps raise over $100,000

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

San Antonio Aids Foundation (SAAF) Offers Free HIV Testing on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Since 1999, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day has been observed on February 7 to educate and bring awareness to members of the community who may currently be living with HIV, and those who are most at risk of contracting the virus. This year’s theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper, Fight HIV/AIDS!” According to

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

Grand opening for SAAF testing center

Although the San Antonio AIDS opened their new testing center last July, the official grand opening will be observed on Saturday, September 12 with an open house. “We want everyone to come out, have fun and see what we have to offer,” says Regina Villalobos-Perez, vice president of marketing at SAAF. “We encourage people to

New SAAF HIV Testing Location

At Pride 2015, the San Antonio Aids Foundation tested over one hundred people for HIV. The organization, which provides free HIV testing services among many other services for HIV positive people, is continuing its STD testing services at a new testing location at 333 South Hackberry. The previous location was at the Grayson Street office,