World AIDS Day Luncheon 2019

Presented by Chevron

Luncheon Co-Chairs

Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl
Adrian Dueñas
Duyen Huynh

Mondo Guerra
Keynote Speaker
            Bruce Richman
Shelby Hodge Vision Award Honoree


Friday, December 6, 2019

    Location: The Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas St.
    11:30 AM Registration
    12:00 PM Luncheon

World AIDS Day is a day to raise awareness about HIV and remember the community members and loved ones we have lost to AIDS. Houston ranks 11th in the nation for new HIV transmissions. Over 26% of those new transmissions will be diagnosed with AIDS, and there are 29,643 people living with HIV in Houston/Harris County.

What does it take to change these numbers? It takes the preventative and stabilizing services provided by AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc.. That is what this year’s World AIDS Day Luncheon will accomplish. This luncheon helps end HIV transmissions, and provides stabilizing services and superior healthcare to the Houston community.

World AIDS Day Co-Chairs

Co-Chairs for the 2019 World AIDS Day Luncheon are Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl, Adrian Dueñas, and Duyen Huynh.

Keynote Speaker:
Mondo Guerra

Fashion Designer & Advocate for HIV/AIDS Awareness

Mondo Guerra is a designer and social influencer whose innovative style and bold prints have caught the fashion world’s imagination, while his truth and courage captured the hearts of fans around the world when he first revealed his HIV-positive status on Project Runway (Season 8). He later went on to win
the debut season of Project Runway All Stars and became an audience favorite as mentor on Lifetime’s spinoff series, Under The Gunn.

Shelby Hodge Vision Award Honoree:
Bruce Richman

Bruce Richman is our 2019 Shelby Hodge Vision Award Honoree. Bruce is the founding Executive Director of Prevention Access Campaign's Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U), a growing international movement to share the revolutionary but largely unknown fact that people living with HIV on treatment with an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners. In 2012, nine years after his diagnosis, Bruce learned U=U. After recognizing that people with HIV and the public were not being informed about this groundbreaking science, he joined with activists and researchers to ensure the science reaches the people it was intended to benefit. U=U is based on the principle that all people living with HIV have a right to accurate and meaningful information about their social, sexual, and reproductive health based on science not stigma. More...

The Shelby Hodge Vision Award is given each year to an individual or organization that exhibits extraordinary vision in addressing HIV/AIDS.



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