Navigation Links
Amigos y Amantes, Valentine's Day-Themed Art Auction to Benefit AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Mexico Clinics
Date:2/7/2008

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is proud to present the 2nd annual Amigos y Amantes (Friends and Lovers), an art exhibition and auction to benefit its free HIV/AIDS treatment, care and prevention services in Mexico -- in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Chiapas. Showcasing the work of notable and emerging artists--mostly Los Angeles-based Latino artists -- this lively celebration of Latino art and culture will take place on Saturday, February 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the popular Metro Gallery in Silverlake. The entrance fee is $25.00 and is applied to first bid. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at http://www.amigosyamantes.org.

What: Amigos y Amantes (Friends and Lovers) -- Art Exhibit and Auction

Benefiting AIDS Healthcare Foundation clinics in Mexico

When: Saturday, February 9, 2008*

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Where: Metro Gallery

1835 Hyperion Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Who: Dr. Jorge A. Saavedra Lopez, General Director, National

Center for the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS (CENSIDA),

Mexico.

Michael Weinstein, President, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Jessie Gruttadauria, Director of U.S. and Latin American

Public Affairs, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Contacts: Lori Yeghiayan, AHF Associate Director of Communications

(323) 377-4312 mobile, (323) 860-5227 work

*Media Note: Preview of artwork available upon request

Among the over forty artists who have donated work to be auctioned at this Valentine's Day-themed event are well-known Mexican artist Pedro Diego Alvarado Rivera (grandson of Diego Rivera), portrait painter, muralist and illustrator, Miguel Angel Reyes, multi-media artist Diane Gamboa and painters Linda Vallejo, Yolanda Gonzalez, Alex Alferov, Hector Silva, Jose Lozano, and Glugio "Gronk" Nicandro.

Last year's inaugural event was a resounding success with over 150 people attending and bidding on the unique array of donated art pieces, helping to raise more than $10,000 for AIDS treatment in Mexico. Now in its second year, Amigos y Amantes 2008 is already set to top last year's event with even more participating artists, more auction attendees and more funds expected to be raised to provide lifesaving medical care for those living with HIV/AIDS in Mexico.

AHF's community-based comprehensive HIV/AIDS clinics in Mexico provide free lifesaving anti-retroviral therapy and clinical care to people living with HIV/AIDS. The clinics are partnerships between AHF and national and local government and serve populations greatly in need of treatment and care services. Since 2005, AHF has partnered with the Agencia Familiar Binacional, A.C., a respected, local Mexican non-governmental organization, to facilitate an HIV Testing Initiative in Tijuana B.C. through which rapid testing is offered to high-risk populations in the Central Jail, two local drug/alcohol rehab centers and a municipal health clinic. In 2006, AHF opened a treatment clinic in Puerto Vallarta, which currently serves close to 200 patients. AHF opened clinics in Cancun and Chiapas in 2007, which currently serve 200 and 400 patients respectively.

There were roughly 180,000 people in Mexico living with HIV in 2005 according to UNAIDS. Mexico's social security institutions offer free HIV/AIDS care; however, those individuals not covered by social security or without access to the state's FONSIDA (Mexican National Fund for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS) program often face difficulties in accessing both testing services and life- saving anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs). AHF treatment clinics in Mexico often serve as a safety net for care and services for those not eligible for care elsewhere in Mexico's healthcare system.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the nation's largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare, research, prevention and education provider. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 62,000 individuals in 15 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and Asia. Additional information is available at http://www.aidshealth.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Online Celebrity Shoe Charity Auction for Womens Heart Health Opens Bidding
2. $8,000 Winning Bids at Governors Livestock Auction to Benefit College-Bound Youth and Homeless
3. Super Bowl Champion, Pro Bowler and Pittsburgh Steeler Alan Faneca to Host Sixth Annual Bid for Hope Auction
4. West Coast Bank Will Sponsor the Heart of Doernbecher Auction at the Portland Art Museum, October 20, 2007
5. Distinctive Art Auction Supports American Red Cross of Central New Jersey
6. Chicagos Premier Sports and Fitness Auction is Back!
7. Country Music Star Sara Evans Hosts Online Auction for National Eating Disorders Association
8. Largest Celebrity Memorabilia Auction Honors World AIDS Day
9. Celebrities Encourage Women to Take Steps for Heart Health Through Online Red Shoe Charity Auction
10. Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
11. Ambulatory oxygen rarely a benefit in COPD patients without resting hypoxemia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... InDemand Interpreting , ... recently partnered with Heart City Health Center to improve access to ... Heart City Health Center has provided the Elkhart community with access to high ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Emergency rooms provide emergency care to stabilize critical ... leave patients with dental emergencies at risk of losing a tooth or their smiles. ... , Common dental emergencies include:, , Avulsed or knocked-out ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , ... February 10, 2016 , ... Ongoing news of ... Life Care Association™ (ALCA) to conduct a survey that takes a closer look at ... today illustrates the prevalence and causes of TBI among the aging population, and identifies ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , ... February 10, 2016 , ... AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... report results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015 on ... conference call and webcast for the investment community following the release at 4:30 PM ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 2016 , ... For additional information contact Phyllis Strupp 480-488-5858 , Brain improves ... The Ultimate Guide to Brain Training" by award-winning author Phyllis Strupp explains ... is March 16, 2016. A free review copy is available to the media ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Feb. 10, ... result of a synergistic confluence of various ... unique value propositions, previously unavailable. These opportunities ... convergence and convergence, in turn, drives the ... Today,s entrepreneurial scenario is characterized by technology ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Jersey and OR AKIVA, Israel ... Regentis Biomaterials Ltd., a leader in the ... Series D investment round on February 5, 2016. The ... Group ("Haisco"), a leading Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturer, and ... SCP Vitalife Partners, Generali Financial Holdings and both the ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ALSP, Inc. announced that it has appointed Col.(Retired) Dallas ... preparation for its move into clinical trials with its lead ... are pleased to welcome Dallas Hack onto the ... of such practical knowledge and far-reaching experience in Traumatic Brain ... broad experience and success as a clinician and researcher in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: