Author Archives Kanaka Sathasivan

  • AIDS Walk Austin is pleased to announce Mondo Guerra as the 2014 honorary chair. Mondo,Denver-based fashion designer and Project Runway All Stars victor, has captured the fashion world’s imagination with his bold designs and innovative style. As an HIV activist, Mondo has helped cultivate conversation nationwide about the epidemic. Mondo courageously revealed his HIV-positive status […]

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  • At the end of June, we were delighted to host a cooking demonstration from the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB). Mary Agnew, Nutrition Educator, with help from volunteer Lauren Garra, demonstrated a nutritious and easy recipe that ASA’s clients could cook with food they received from the Helping Hands Food Bank. “I thought this would […]

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  • This Spring, ASA said farewell to some of our longtime volunteers: Tom Wilmore and Linda McGee. Regular faces at the Food Bank, Tom and Linda will be missed! After receiving an award from ASA for their service, Linda sent us this blog post about their time here. My husband Tom and I volunteered at the […]

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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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