KTOO’s Yvonne Krumrey sat down with Robin Lutz, the executive director of Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association, to talk about what the prospect of a vaccine means in Alaska.
Last month Juneau’s Four A’s exchanged more than 3,000 syringes. Due to federal funding cuts, they may close their doors.
A former employee of an Alaska nonprofit organization that helps people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS has been charged with embezzling more than $105,000 from the group over several years.
On the Rendezvous stage Juneau drag king Tyquan lays down some fancy footwork to Bobby Brown’s “Every Little Step.” With a fake wireless mic, Tyquan lip syncs as the R&B singer, flanked by backup dancers in gold parachute pants.
The state’s main syringe exchange can’t keep up with demand for clean needles among injection drug users. The Alaska AIDS Assistance Association, or Four A’s, collects used syringes in its Anchorage office and gives out new supplies, primarily to people using heroin and other opioids.
Two nights of Femme Fatale drag shows raised more than $10,000 for the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association, or the Four A’s. Stephanie Davis talks about getting into character of someone who’s her opposite — an extremely confident frat boy.
It’s an opportunity for people to honor those who’ve died to the AIDS epidemic since it began in the early 1980s.