Monthly Archives: May 2014

  • I first met Sylvia in 1997 when I was interning at AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) while pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I had left the practice of law after 12 years and was embarking on a new career. Being an intern, again, was challenging to my ego but I was determined to […]

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  • This post was adapted from an article written by ASA for Austin MD Magazine. Read the full issue online. Of all the viruses and diseases we have had to face over the centuries, perhaps none have baffled us, challenged us, and strengthened us as much as HIV and AIDS. When AIDS first appeared as a […]

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  • Did you know that nearly 2/3 of Asian-Americans have not been tested for HIV? Today is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and one factor above all that influences the spread of HIV is Stigma. From banyantreeproject.org: Stigma hurts you We’re afraid to talk about HIV. We’re ashamed to talk about sex. We’re […]

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  • … that you may not know about the Sound of Music! 1) Did you know that during “I have Confidence,” Julie Andrews actually tripped? The director thought it was endearing and left it in. 2) The real Von Trapp family escaped Austria, but not in such a dramatic fashion. They just took a bus to […]

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  • In May, the Helping Hands Food Bank was fortunate to be a part of an amazing fundraiser by the United Court of Austin: The Leather and Lace Ball held at Bout Time 2. Julie Falchuk, the Food and Nutrition Services Manager, and Adam Rodriguez, the Food Bank Coordinator, both got to witness this awesome event […]

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  • When you think of healthy relationships, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of the people in your life or your relationship with you. “Healthy” might suggest to you clear communication, making decisions and solving problems in relationships in a way that considers everyone’s needs, or handling stress productively. Healthy Relationships, a five-session education and […]

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