We completely missed this one: people turned out in force on Monday in downtown Fresno to protest the draconian cuts to HIV programs. KMPH Fox-26 covered the event, and interviewed some of the protesters, including long-time survivor Theresa Camarillo:
“We’re very blessed, without these services I just don’t know where we’re going to be at in the next 25 years,” said Theresa Camarillo who has lived with HIV for 23 years, her daughter for 13 years… thanks in part to programs that help her pay for her medications.
“The meds that we take are very costly…with budget cuts, how are we going to pay for those meds that sustain our lives?” asked Camarillo.
Below are a couple more screen captures from the protest, courtesy of KMPH. You can read the full story and watch the video here.