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"A shared vision is a vision shared": Caprice Carthans discusses trans health care

November 19, 2015

by Mirhanda Alewine, communications coordinator Caprice Carthans, a trans woman of color and one of the co-chairs of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's Integrated Community Advisory Board (CAB), has made healthcare advocacy for Chicago's community of trans women her mission.   When I finally set foot on Carthans’ block in Chicago’s Marquette Park...
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Federal HIV funds are in peril. Take four actions to save them!

November 17, 2015

This week, Congress is maneuvering a federal budget deal that includes proposed cuts to important HIV/AIDS programs. We are finally close to a bipartisan budget deal, but the fight is not over yet. We desperately need you to urge your members of Congress to restore cuts and maintain funding for vital HIV/AIDS programs and services. Along with restoring cuts, advocates are asking for...
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Amid state budget woes, AFC partners with two community organizations

October 26, 2015

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC)  is pleased to announce  its plan to provide   Taskforce Prevention and Community Services (Taskforce) and Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus (CBGMC)  with  development grant s  and  support in  long-term strategic planning.  As a result of these Capacity Building Assistance...
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#WTSWNTS: When discussing STIs and HIV via dating apps

October 22, 2015

There’s no denying that the birth of apps and websites like Grindr, Tinder and OKCupid have forever changed the dating landscape. According to a study conducted by the University of California-Berkeley, one in 10 Americans have used a dating site or mobile app. But how do you go about discussing HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) via dating apps without putting a damper...
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Pride Action Tank launches to foster collaborative LGBTQ work

October 8, 2015

The Pride Action Tank (PAT), a new, results-driven group that addresses challenges facing individuals and groups within LGBTQ communities through a collaborative process of inquiry, advocacy and action, is launching this month as a project of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC). Kim L. Hunt, former executive director of Affinity Community Services,...
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What to say // What not to say: STIs and dating apps

October 5, 2015

By Elijah McKinnon, Digital Communications Coordinator “What to say // What not to say” is a series that explores the nuances associated with navigating topics related to HIV and AIDS, sexual health and relationships. There’s no denying that the birth of apps and websites like Grindr, Tinder and OKCupid have forever changed the dating landscape. According...
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#AIDSRUNWALKCHICAGO in 10 tweets

September 29, 2015

Over 2,500 Chicagoans enjoyed a beautiful Saturday and raised over $377,000 at AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. In its fourteenth year, thousands of walkers, runners and volunteers from all walks of life gathered to put an end to the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS at our largest grassroots fundraising event. Take a peek at 10 tweets from Saturday that capture the energy, optimism and new voices that...
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More than 2,500 participants raise over $386,000 for 36 HIV/AIDS organizations

September 29, 2015

“Today, we have the technology and the knowledge to end AIDS!” AIDS Foundation of Chicago President/CEO John Peller kicked off the fourteenth annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 26 with these words, setting the stage for a day of hope and remembrance. The event welcomed more than 2,500 runners, walkers and volunteers who, at press time, had raised more...
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Mayor Emanuel proposes changes to city of Chicago HIV funding

September 24, 2015

Today, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and members of its Service Providers Council discussed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget proposal for 2016 and the city’s proposed transition of the Uptown and Englewood HIV primary care clinics run by the city to community-based service providers. This would follow the model of the successful transition of Chicago Department of Public Health...
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Quiz: What's the future of HIV, STI and pregnancy prevention?

September 16, 2015

HIV, STI and pregnancy prevention comes in many shapes, sizes, textures and forms — and there's definitely room for improvement. Take this quiz to see how you can shape the future of sexual health!    
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