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AFC Announces CommunityDirect Partners for 2013 AIDS Run & Walk Chicago

June 18, 2013

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is thrilled to announce that registration is open for the 2013 AIDS Run & Walk Chicago , September 28 at Soldier Field. This year’s event, produced by AFC and Special Events Management, will raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. There are an estimated 46,000 people living with HIV in Illinois. “Whether you run, walk,...
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Broadway Meets Michigan Avenue

June 13, 2013

Chicago’s famous Drake Hotel will move to the intersection of Broadway and Michigan on Sunday, July 14. I know what you’re thinking: “Broadway and Michigan don’t intersect!” But believe me, they will by the middle of July. Christian Carter, a stage actor known for his role in South Pacific, organized an event called Broadway Meets Michigan Avenue...
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Over 500 Endorsers Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety

June 12, 2013

For Immediate Release Media contact: Jim Pickett, IRMA/AIDS Foundation of Chicago jpickett@aidschicago.org +1 773 600 6407 Over 500 Endorsers Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety Global coalition of organizations and individuals calls for research agenda to determine safety of sexual lubricants June 12, 2013 – Over 500 organizations and individuals...
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We Need to Talk About ObamaCare

June 11, 2013

I like to tell stories. I like to illustrate macro issues with individual narratives, highlighting the humanity behind HIV/AIDS. Inside Story is a perfect platform for this because it focuses on the lives mainstream media often overlook. This post deviates from that model slightly, insofar as I’m not profiling an individual—but this piece is vitally important, especially to...
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Important Announcements from Illinois ADAP about CountyCare and Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Program

June 6, 2013

1)    Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Program transfer to federal program: The Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Program (IPXP) will transfer all enrollees to the federal Pre-Existing Condition Program (PCIP) effective July 1, 2013. The federal government made a decision to no longer fund state PCIPs because of limited funding.  These programs were created by the Affordable...
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Recognizing a Champion of AIDS Housing

June 6, 2013

Philip Englert wants people to recognize him as he was in the 1980s. It’s understandable. He was strong, handsome; his face was chiseled, and he had a head full of thick, light brown hair. Philip worked in many capacities on Chicago’s elite restaurant scene, and he loved it. Sharing delicious food and drink with great people was more than a passion, it was a way of life. But...
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May 2013: A Big Month for HIV/AIDS Advocates

June 4, 2013

May 2013 has been a banner month for the policy team at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC). The Illinois General Assembly passed several key measures that will benefit people with HIV/AIDS and empower individuals and allow communities across the state to make healthy decisions and reduce HIV infections and stigma. IL House Restores HIV/AIDS Funding to Budget: A major...
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Smooth Transition: TEAM TO END AIDS Continues to Make Strides with New Leadership

June 3, 2013

TEAM TO END AIDS (T2), a fundraising arm of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) that trains participants for distance runs and triathlons, is thrilled to welcome Keefer Pulford as an interim Manager of Endurance Events, effective immediately. After eight years as a participant with T2 and over a year as Manager, Kevin Ciacco will leave AFC to enroll in nursing school fulltime....
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And the Winner Is: AIDS Run & Walk

May 31, 2013

AIDS Run & Walk Chicago emerged a winner on Thursday, May 30, receiving a Golden Trumpet Award for “Best Special Event or Observance,” presented by the Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC). The prestigious Trumpet Awards honor individual achievement in the planning and execution of public relations initiatives. “Each category has been judged by a panel...
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Illinois Senate Approves Medicaid Expansion Bill with Concurrence Vote

May 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Ramon Gardenhire Tel. 301-379-3024 Email: rgardenhire@aidschicago.org Illinois Senate Approves Medicaid Expansion Bill with Concurrence Vote AFC Urges Governor Quinn to Sign SB 26 into Law SPRINGFIELD —The Illinois Senate passed a Medicaid expansion bill (SB 26) today by a vote of 39-20. The measure...
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