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MUST REGISTER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 25! Did you know that each week, 40-50 Illinoisans become infected with HIV? I believe that all families and individuals affected by HIV deserve access to care and you can help me ensure this by participating

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Vida/SIDA learns about Self-Care and Social Media

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by Kevin Garcia, Program Coordinator for UIC Integrated PASEO Last week on July 19th and 20th, Vida/SIDA was able to partake in a two day workshop that was provided by the National Community Health Partners (NCHP). Michael Sandoval, who was

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Sabor agridulce en fiestas puertorriqueñas en Chicago (video Univision)

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Orlando victims honored at Puerto Rican People’s Parade

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by Carrie Maxwell and Matt Simonette, Windy City Times Puerto Rican Cultural Center-Vida/SIDA ( PRCC-Vida/SIDA ) honored the victims of the massacre at the LGBTQ Pulse Orlando Night Club & Ultra Lounge at the Puerto Rican People’s Parade, June 18

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PRCC and VIDA/SIDA joins the Chicago Gay Pride Parade


PRCC and Vida / SIDA joins ‪#‎ChicagoGayPrideParade‬ to Pay Tribute and Honor the Orlando LGBTQ Community. Join Us this Sunday, June 26, 2016  Meeting Point: Corner of Broadway and Montrose on the West Curb Lane. Meeting Time: 10:45 am. WE NEED

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SAVE THE DATE Cacica Coronation of Paseo Boricua 2016

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This is one of Vida/SIDA’ s major fundraisers which all of PRCC is requested to participate and join in the effort of selling tickets. Vida/SIDA has created an electronic site where tickets can be purchased. YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE.

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Coronation of the Paseo Boricua Cacica Queen June 17th!

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by Pedro Mercado, VidaSIDA On Friday, June 17 th 2016 – Vida/SIDA will celebrate our 9th annual Coronation of the Paseo Boricua Cacica Queen. This years queen will be Cynthia Lee Fontaine! Fontaine was a contestant on the current season of

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“Embrace me I am Trans”


Friday, April 21st,  while Puerto Ricans were meeting with Puerto Rico community leaders in the nonprofit and government sector, along with stateside elected officials, TransLatin@ Coalition leaders were mobilizing in Los Angeles and Hollywood, CA, Atlanta, GA, New York, New

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Vida/SIDA is pleased to announce the relaunch of Generation L


by Gustavo Varela We are happy to be relaunching Generation L, our Mpowerment program for LGBTQ youth, as part of a new grant we received, the L-Act. We will be having our first safer sex workshop of the new fiscal year

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Collaboration, not Segregation, for Fortification and Integration

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by Anthony DeJesús, Integrated Paseo, PRCC United and undivided is what is necessary for minority communities to prosper, flourish, and succeed. There are many afflictions that affect minority communities in this day and age. The prevalence of theHuman Immunodeficiency Virus

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