Each year, the Pediatric AIDS Coalition at UCLA selects a theme to encompass our work for the upcoming year. It allows us to not only hone our ideas, but also to distinguish one year from the next as we continue to fight for an AIDS free generation. My freshman year, the theme was Spark: meaning to spark … Continue reading Connect
The Next Steps Toward an AIDS-Free Generation Photo Credit: Kevin Moore Photography So you took a literal stand against Pediatric HIV/AIDS. You raised $260 and learned some things that you may have not known before. You visited Cause Corner, Family Corner, and maybe got a massage too. You may have forgotten what happened or how … Continue reading So You Did Dance Marathon…Now What?
Where did we start? How far have we come? And where should we be going? Image credit: https://az616578.vo.msecnd.net/files/2016/03/25/635944716875263811-1398634550_fighting%20for%20our%20lives.jpg The early origins of the HIV/AIDS epidemic were filled with misconceptions, fear, and death. In 1981, a mysterious immune deficiency among gay men was reported in over 270 cases throughout the United States. Due to a lack of precedence … Continue reading The Evolution of an Epidemic
How one weekend can make a difference Photo Courtesy: Paige Black It’s 5 o’clock in the morning, marking hour 18 of Dance Marathon. I’ve got one leg up on a handrail, balancing this laptop, attempting to put my emotions and thoughts into words. We just had the privilege of listening to the stories of some of … Continue reading Twenty-Six Hours
The Pediatric AIDS Coalition I recently read “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference” by Malcolm Gladwell. In the first few chapters, I read about how change — true, pervasive change in the world — begins with a single person or group of people. These bouts of change start as trends, are later recognized by … Continue reading Why the Pediatric AIDS Coalition Matters