C.A.S.A. now has a new program, the HIV/ LGBT Program. The Focus of the program is to provide Testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases including HIV Testing and provide education and advocacy for especially for youth. The testing is free.

HIV test and STD free testing are available at:

Hospital de C.A.S.A., Indalecio Allende #4 Col San Rafael

Testing is 8-9 am M-F

Anyone interested in Volunteering to help with the Sexual Health and Advocacy Program may call

Maggie Stewart Minnich at 415-154-6060 or email her at

Sexual Health and Advocacy Program Organizations in Mexico:

La Red Mexicana de Personas Viviendo con VIH–Mexican Network of People Living with HIV / AIDS, AC -The Network is a Mexican civil organization that emerged in 1995 as an initiative of people living with HIV or AIDS concerned about finding ways to increase the quality and quantity of their  lives.  Teléfono  55  55 5273-7308

Mexfam is a civil society organization that promotes social development and well-being through the education of sexual and reproductive healthincluding reproductive rights to vlunerable groups in Mexican society.

HIV in Seniors Shows Disturbing Rise

Heterosexual transmission in men over 50 is up 94 percent and the rate has doubled in women since 1991.  And while prevention and education dollars are concentrated toward young adult populations, seniors are not getting safer sex education and continue to get HIV infected.  The CDC study, adds credence to the idea that 50 is the new 30, and older people are throwing caution to the wind when it comes to activity in the bedroom.What no one talks about is HIV and the older adult. The CDC says it’s no wonder that when you talk to senior citizens, they feel HIV is not a risk to them.

The truth of the matter is that HIV surveillance shows that 11 percent of all new AIDS cases are in people over the age of 50.  Statistics also show that new AIDS cases rose faster in the over 50 population than in people under 40.  According to the CDC’s study, HIV/AIDS infection rates in the over-50 crowd increased from 17 percent to 24 percent in 2005.

Beyond the good times is the real message: “In Florida alone, STDs in seniors have risen 71%.” Sexually transmitted infections and diseases (STIs and STDs) are on the increase for older people, which, depending on the study, is defined as anyone from post-45 to older than 60.  The video from Huffington Post is attention-getting and amusing but deadly serious.

Updated 2-1-13