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World AIDS Day in Chicago

November 27, 2013

World AIDS Day is December 1! Here are a few important events going on in Chicago to honor the occasion. World AIDS Day is an opportunity to celebrate the gains made in ending the epidemic, embrace those living with HIV/AIDS, and commemorate those who have died from complications with AIDS. It’s also an occasion for HIV testing, advocacy, education, and celebration...
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Reaffirming Our Commitment to the Denver Principles

November 27, 2013

“We are ‘People with AIDS.’ ” After 30 years, that line is still powerful, still true. It’s the opening to the Denver Principles , the core document of a self-empowerment movement that grew out of San Francisco in the early 1980s. People first, condition second. The Denver Principles are, in many ways, the Bill of Rights for people living with...
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Comments on the "Path to Transformation" 1115 Waiver Concept Paper

November 26, 2013

HIV infection can be managed as a chronic disease if people with HIV have access to high-quality, culturally-competent medical care and supportive social services. Providing this optimal care leads to long- and short-term cost containment as well as improved quality of life and prognosis for the patient, helping to meet the Triple Aim. There are an estimated 42,500 people living with HIV in Illinois,...
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Reaching the Summit

November 21, 2013

Vendors packed the auditorium. Pamphlets lined tables and tables lined the gym floor. Even though we were in the basement at the field house in Chicago’s Riis Park, we had reached the Summit of Hope . According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, “the Summit of Hope is a community expo, bringing together local service providers to create a one-stop environment for...
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2013 Annual Meeting Highlights

November 14, 2013

At our November 7 Annual Meeting, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) honored the many branches of our collective AIDS response: the essential service providers, clinicians, advocates, and friends who everyday help intensify our power and reach. David Ernesto Munar, AFC’s CEO/President, delivered a speech that highlighted our work in strengthening communities, integrating services,...
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Illinois Paves the Way for Organ Donations between HIV-positive Patients

November 13, 2013

AFC Celebrates Legislation, Remembers HIV/AIDS Champion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                MEDIA CONTACT November 13, 2013                        Ryan Singleton, (312) 334-0913 CHICAGO – The AIDS Foundation...
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T2 Celebrates Strong 2013 Season, Looks Forward to Racing in 2014

November 12, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT November 12, 2013 Ryan Singleton, (312) 334-0913 CHICAGO – The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) hosted its 2013 TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) Year-End Celebration on November 9 at Sidetrack, where Chad Thompson, Vice President and Senior Client Manager Analyst at Bank of America and AFC Board member, presented a $25,000 grant award to AFC on behalf...
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2013 Annual Meeting Speech

November 11, 2013

Good evening, everyone. It’s great to see so many friends and supporters. Thank you for joining us. We’re so glad you’re here and so glad you’re not at the Gleacher Center, our usual gathering spot.  Huge thanks to Brad, Shawn, and Rebecca of BMO Harris for hosting us this evening. This year World of Chocolate will also be at a new location. The...
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Cutting Sequestration

November 11, 2013

January will be pivotal for people living with HIV/AIDS. Congress is set to decide whether or not to continue sequestration, which is the term for across-the-board funding caps on vital services. The longer Congress waits to end sequestration, the more holes this practice puts in a safety net that millions of Americans rely on. This January, Congress will have the opportunity...
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The Affordable Care Act: An Enrollment Story

November 5, 2013

The scene seems to play on repeat: Every morning, people open the newspaper and read disparaging articles about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Maybe it’s not a newspaper—maybe it’s a website or a news broadcast or a radio station. It doesn’t matter, the story is the same. Glitches and bumps and technical issues have indeed...
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