Author Archives Cambriae Bates

  • The fight against HIV has always been fought on many fronts, from educating the public, to fighting stigma, to expanding testing, and getting people living with HIV into care and on medication. One avenue that scientists continue to explore is the development of a safe and efficient HIV vaccine, which is essential to ending the […]

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  • For something as beautiful as the lotus flower, it’s surprising to discover the blossom’s modest beginnings in ponds and lakes around the world. The roots of a lotus flower extend deep below the still surface of the water, grounding it in soft, sticky mud. Surrounded by sludge, fish, and other wildlife, the pod frees itself, […]

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  • For 13 years, Amos Ewing has been a familiar face in the halls of ASA, especially in the Helping Hands Food Bank. “It was in 2002,” he remembers. “I had quit my job that I was at for many years, and my mom had passed two years prior. My sister and my roommate at the […]

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  • Volunteers are the life and blood of AIDS Services of Austin. By supporting services for people living with HIV and AIDS, or being a part of prevention programs for people at-risk, our wonderful volunteers change and impact lives every day. In addition to giving their compassion and time volunteering in our office, the food bank, […]

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  • For members of the Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering, or i-CERV, volunteering and giving back to their community is an integral part of their faith. This nationwide organization for Ismaili Muslims has a local youth group chapter that has been participating and volunteering at AIDS Walk Austin for years. Their motto is “from compassion […]

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  • Youth are our future. Over the past few years, under the National HIV Plan, we have been working to create an AIDS-Free Generation, but we know that it cannot be done without our nation’s youth. The National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness day, April 10, is a day to educate the public about the impact […]

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