The International Examiner – The Harsh Reality of AIDS: Stigma, Silence, and Stereotypes

The Harsh Reality of AIDS: Stigma, Silence, and Stereotypes The number of Asians and Pacific Islanders infected with HIV or AIDS remains relatively small, but the steady rise in infections is cause for concern. In many households, lack of discussion about the topic leaves youth at greater risk for the disease, said Tom Yang of Lifelong AIDS Alliance’s MPowerment program for queer youth. A similar stigma around sexuality is also partly to blame. “If you grew up in a culture where sex wasn’t ev

Co-ops have role in Seattle's future

Seattle is a vibrant place for cooperative businesses. The city is home to large and successful co-ops such as REI, PCC Natural Markets, and Group Health, plus credit unions such as BECU and SMCU. The fact that the UW, the largest organization in the city, doesn’t address this at all shows a great disconnect between the institution and the city it serves. During these difficult economic times, cooperatives can provide stable jobs with a livable wage for their employees. Employees at worker-owne
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