June 27, 2016
Communications Coordinator, ATTC Network
Can a telenovela
(soap opera) change attitudes and behaviors about HIV testing, treatment, and prevention?
Hilda Sandoval, PhD, and Natalie Sanchez, MPH, think so. They both work at AltaMed
, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Los Angeles. In fact, AltaMed is the nation's largest FQHC. It's also the largest HIV medical provider for Latinos in Southern California. Sanchez is the Clinic Administrator of Alta Med's HIV Department, and Sandoval serves as the Mental Health manager.
They've teamed up to create Sin Vergüenza
, (Without Shame) the gripping story of three generations of the Salazar family: a fictional Mexican-American family living in Los Angeles and dealing with HIV/AIDs. The seven episodes of the mini series are available for viewing in English or Spanish. Sin Vergüenza
does not air (yet) on network television.
You can watch the short episodes in English or Spanish on AltaMed's You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/healthsvcs