Take seven minutes of your day and watch this video on what the proposed budget cuts to HIV services would mean for people in Illinois.
On Wednesday, hundreds of Illinois HIV/AIDS advocates will travel to Springfield, Ill., to oppose the devastating $4 million in proposed budget cuts for HIV services.
Gov. Pat Quinn proposed these reductions, which would ultimately mean about a 50 percent cut in areas such as corrections, housing, prevention and minority health programs.
This video features advocates Evany Turk, Arick Buckles, Renee Radosz, Andrew Espinosa, Chad Hendry and Pete Subkoviak.
To join us for Lobby Days on Wednesday, contact Pete Subkoviak at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago at 312-334-0963 or
Do you ever feel there are critical advances in HIV/AIDS prevention that aren't being properly covered in the mainstream media? Or that there are complex HIV/AIDS-related healthcare and funding issues not being clearly explained? Or that there are powerful HIV/AIDS stories here in Chicago just waiting for someone to tell them? We feel that way, too!
At the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), we’re committed to changing the story of HIV/AIDS. Inside Story aims to take you inside that story, to give you an intimate look at how AFC, and other Chicago and national organizations, are fighting HIV/AIDS through medical, housing and support services; cutting-edge research into prevention and treatment methods; and advocacy for stronger HIV-AIDS public policy from legislators.