LOUD for the premiere of “Your Life, Your Power!” Film on National HIV Testing Day
LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – LOUD, an AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) affinity group that stands for “Latino, Outreach, Understanding, Division”, is set to premiere a powerful film titled “Your Life, Your Power! Focus 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 movie “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
OR: AHF Theater, 6500 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90028
WHY: Educate and advocate for young people receiving HIV care who move into adulthood. According to Clinicalinfo.hiv.gov, compared to adults 25 years of age and older, adolescents and young adults (AYA; ages 13 to 19) living with HIV perform worse at each 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) on the importance of staying cared for to ensure they have the opportunity to live their healthiest lives. “
Studies also show that access to appropriate health services during the period of transition to adulthood has also become a matter of concern. Psychosocial and environmental risk factors for health, such as mental illness, addiction and homelessness, contribute to the failure of young people to receive 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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AIDS Health Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest provider of HIV services, currently provides healthcare and / or medical services to over 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.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @helpful and Instagram: @aidshealthcare
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CONTACT WITH THE MEDIA:
Edwin Millan, LOUD President
+1. 323.240.6157 portable [email protected]