HIV/AIDS charity to host free dinner, fashion show

7:09 a.m. December 12, 2008

NORTH PARK: A charity that helps Latinos with HIV/AIDS will host a Christmas celebration at 6 p.m. today in North Park.

The event, by Bienestar – Spanish for well-being – will include a free dinner, a drag queen fashion show and a vigil for those affected by HIV. It will be held at the agency’s offices, 3020 North Park Way. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing the funding.

According to the group, cultural beliefs and higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases, poverty and intravenous drug use are some of the barriers to preventing HIV cases among Latinos.


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