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AltaMed Health Services to Host “Inclusion Beyond Pride: A Queer Art Show”

AltaMed Health Services, will host “Inclusion Beyond Pride: A Queer Art Show” on Friday, Aug. 6, 6-10 p.m. in Los Angeles.

AltaMed Health Services is the nation’s largest independent federally qualified community health center invites the community to meet local artists whose work represents the diversity, resistance, and pride of the LGBTQ+ community during “inclusion Beyond Pride: A Queer Art Show”. 

The show will feature pieces from several artists including: 

Linda Vallejo

24% of New HIV Infection Diagnosis is Latino, 2014

Joey Terrill

Remembrance (for Teddy and Arnie), 2008

Rigo Maldonado

Hard to Swallow, 2008

Jef Huereque

Positive + Spirit, 2007

The free event will offer free HIV testing, information about PrEP, the once-daily pill reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%; and introduce guests to resources that support the LGBTQ+ community.  

As one of the largest providers of HIV/AIDS care in Los Angeles and Orange counties, AltaMed has been working to reduce HIV/AIDS health disparities among underinsured, hard-to-reach communities of color for more than 30 years. 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection and 1 in 7 is unaware of their infection. Despite advances in HIV testing and treatment, communities of color continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV in Southern California.

AltaMed’s HIV centers provide specialty medical care, dental, behavioral health services, prevention services, support groups and more. 

The event will take place at AltaMed Health Services 512 South Indiana Street 

Los Angeles, CA 9006 and masks will be required, regardless of vaccination status.

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