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For Media Inquiries, Contact:
Yurby Meza Solis
Phone Number: (323) 720-5692
Email: YMSolis@AltaMed.org

Cobertura Periodística:

Directing Without Shame: Bringing HIV-Focused Telenovela Sin Vergüenza to Life

Posted January 25, 2013
TheBody.com
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In the second interview in this four-part series, TheBody.com sat down with the director of Sin Vergüenza, Paco Farias. A longtime watcher and admirer of telenovelas, Farias knew he had to pay homage to the format while updating it for a modern audience. In this interview, he talks about the lengths to which the actors went to perform the scenes in English and Spanish; the privilege of being a Latino director taking the helm of this unique project; and his favorite scenes to shoot throughout the process.

Acting Without Shame: HIV-Focused Bilingual Telenovela Informs and Entertains

Posted January 16, 2013
TheBody.com
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Family secrets … betrayed trust … condom usage?

The classic, persistent themes of Spanish-language soap operas, also known as telenovelas, get a refreshing, enthralling update in Sin Vergüenza (Without Shame), the new telenovela that is taking the Internet by storm. Presented in English as well as Spanish, and imagined and realized by California’s vast AltaMed health care network, the aim of the show is to “educate without being educational.” The project is a unique endeavor — it combines a fresh narrative format with the ability to tackle real-world issues such as HIV, stigma, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) issues, family issues, infidelity, shame, aging, dating and more.

Soap Opera’s Plot Centers on HIV Infection

Posted December 28, 2012
The California report
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One of the nation’s largest community health providers is launching an original telenovela series distributed via YouTube, aimed at educating Latino audiences about the spread of HIV and the need for universal testing.

LA Clinic Launches HIV Telenovela on YouTube

Posted December 12, 2012
Poz
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AltaMed, a network of health clinics in Los Angeles, has created an HIV/AIDS awareness four-episode YouTube show in both English and Spanish, the Los Angeles Times reports. Sin Verguenza (Without Shame) follows the fictional Salazar family, who live in East Los Angeles. The telenovela is based on the experiences of AltaMed patients. Clinic officials hope a local television station will air the show.

Telenovela series aims at battling HIV among Latinos

Posted December 3, 2012
KPCC
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In the world of Spanish language TV, the telenovela reigns supreme. These Spanish language serials are rife with scandalous familial dramas that keep viewers hungry for more.  And the plot line of a new telenovela web project by one of the nation’s largest community health clinics is no exception.

California: Los Angeles Clinic Launches Telenovela About HIV/AIDS

Posted December 3, 2012
TheBody.com
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AltaMed, a Los Angeles health clinic, launched a serialized drama about HIV/AIDS, called “Sin Verguenza” (Without Shame) on November 30, and hopes to decrease stigma and raise awareness about the disease among Latinos. State Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) announced the telenovela at one of the clinic’s sites to mark World AIDS Day, December 1. The multipart serial recounts the story of the Salazars, a fictional family living in East Los Angeles. Writers have based the storyline on the experiences of AltaMed clinic patients.

Telenovela series aims at battling HIV among Latinos

Posted December 3, 2012
Take Two Show
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In the world of Spanish language TV, the telenovela reigns supreme. These Spanish language serials are rife with scandalous familial dramas that keep viewers hungry for more.  And the plot line of a new telenovela web project by one of the nation’s largest community health clinics is no exception.