Asian Health Services' HIV/AIDS Program was established in 1988 to offer education and prevention, and confidential and anonymous testing to the low-income API community.

In 2009 the Strike A Pose! Yogathon was created to raise awareness and resources to continue to support the need for HIV/AIDS within the Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community in Alameda County. Despite national efforts to eradicate HIV/AIDS, 2 out of of every 3 AANHPIs indicate they have never been tested for HIV, and 1 in 3 with HIV do not know their status.

The 4th Annual Strike a Pose! Yogathon will be held in observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander (API) HIV Awareness Day, on May 18th, 2013.


May 18, 2013
Madison Square Park
849 Madison Street, Oakland
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Program: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Yoga start & end time: 8:30 - 11:30 am
Health Resource Area: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Registration cost: $10
Please register either as an individual or as a team (two or more people) for the Yogathon. We encourage you to create your own fundraising page where family and friends can sponsor you!

We welcome ALL yogi levels of experience to join the Yogathon! Yoga teacher assistants will be present onsite to help beginners throughout the event. Please bring your own mat. A limited number of mats to borrow will be available on a first come/first serve basis.


Yoko Yoshikawa: Iyengar-based Yoga
8:50 - 9:30 am

Buddy Machua: Vinyasa Yoga
9:30 - 10:10 am

Andy Matinog: Shadow Yoga
10:10 - 10:50 am

Rosalind Lwin
Raja Yoga: 10:50 - 11:30 am

Guest Speakers & Organizations

Mayor Jean Quan
City of Oakland

Erica Pan, M.D.
Director of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention,
Alameda County Department of Public Health

Kabir Hypolite, J.D.
Director of Office of AIDS

Sophy Wong, M.D.
Medical Director of HIV ACCESS

Local organizations will present to provide health information:

AIDS Project East Bay
Asian American Recovery Center
Berkeley Free Clinic
Community Health for Asian Americans
East Bay AIDS Center-Downtown Youth Clinic
Office of AIDS
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Street Level Health Project

For more information, please contact testing@ahschc.org, or call (510)-986-6830, ext. 371