UCSF special event to focus on youth in the Bayview in July 23

By Jeff Sheehy

UCSF’s Family Service Network (FSN) is sponsoring the Bayview Youth Summit, an event that will provide a safe space for young people to seek information about, and discuss, health-related topics, with a special emphasis on HIV/AIDS on July 23, 2003. HIV and other sexually transmitted disease testing will be available, along with workshops, entertainment, food, and fun activities for children.

Wednesday, July 23, 2003
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Bayview Opera House  
4705 Third St.
San Francisco

This is FSN’s first youth event in the Bayview, an area that has been deeply impacted by HIV/AIDS. Nationally, pPeople under the age of twenty-five are estimated to make up at least half of all new HIV infections occurring in the United States, with young men and women of color-especially African-Americans-most affected. Large numbers of HIV-infected young people have never been tested and are unaware of their health status.
The event, co-sponsored by the Institute for Community Health Outreach (ICHO), is free and open to young people under under the age of twenty-four.
years old.
The Family Service Network, a project of UCSF funded by the Ryan White CARE Act, provides primary medical care and wrap-aroundcomprehensive support services to HIV-infected women, youth, and children of color and to their family members.

Media who would like to cover the UCSF Family Service Network’s Bayview Youth Summit or arrange interviews should call Jeff Sheehy in the UCSF News Office, at 415/597-8165.