The A3PCON HIV Caucus Committee is actively taking part in a collaboration between the API and Native American communities to create recommendations for LA County’s HIV prevention plan. These will be the first official recommendations from the API communities since issues were first brought to light in 1995. Our two communities share many of the same struggles with the HIV epidemic and yet have long been overlooked by the HIV prevention community at large. Currently, APIs have infection rates much higher than any other ethnic group (+14.3%/year for women, +8.1%/year for men), and are projected to outpace white people before 2018.
To assist efforts to put a stop to this trend, the API/NA HIV Coalition is issuing a community assessment that will allow us to paint a clearer picture of what the API HIV looks like. Your agency’s contribution will potentially lead to new funding opportunities to address HIV in our communities.
Please take a moment to complete the form for your agency, only one per agency, to be submitted at the general meeting on the 6th. If additional time is necessary, we can accept forms electronically (to KGutierrez@aphcv.org ) until Monday, the 11th. Identifying information will be kept confidential and will not be used to endorse the recommendations without explicit agency consent.
Kimler Cruz Gutierrez
Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc.
1530 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027