A recent theatrical performance in San Francisco titled, "Dancing with the Clown of Love," explores the subjects of HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, prisons, trauma and how they affect the lives of women.
This is a video about the production, which is sponsored jointly by The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women and the UCSF Women's HIV Program.
Now in its 17th year, the UCSF's Women’s HIV Program (WHP) has provided comprehensive health and social services to women and families living with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was among the first programs in the country dedicated to HIV-positive women and is a national model of care for this vulnerable population. WHP provides service to more than 200 women from all backgrounds and income levels. However, more than 80 percent of WHP patients are African-American or Latina and, for them, HIV is often only one of several major health or social issues they face.