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Hurricane Sandy Victims Need Our Help

November 2, 2012

As the Northeast continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, communities are now turning their efforts towards clean up and relief. Natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy have a disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable among us, including people living with HIV/AIDS, making the restoration of vital human services and the institutions that provide them...
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AFC Hails Federal Waiver for Cook County Medicaid Program

October 29, 2012

AIDS Foundation of Chicago Lauds Federal Waiver for Early Enrollment in Medicaid in Cook County, Says Reform Will Benefit Those Living With HIV/AIDS Early implementation of the Affordable Care Act will lead to long-term reduction in health care costs, but a careful rollout will be necessary to avoid disruptions in HIV care. Media contact: John Peller, 312-334-0921...
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Once Jailed in Iran, Global Health Pioneers Visit Chicago to Talk HIV

October 23, 2012

UPDATE: The venue for this event has been changed to the large conference room at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago office, located at 200 W. Jackson, Suite 2200. Please join the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Amnesty International in welcoming Dr. Arash Alaei and Dr. Kamiar Alaei, Iranian physicians and pioneers in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, to Chicago on Tuesday, Nov...
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Rooted in the Cause

October 16, 2012

Iliana Gilliland never planned to move to Chicago. Bombings and the constant threat of political violence made the choice for her. Gilliland’s path has led her from the dangers of drug violence in Colombia to a long career in the HIV case management field. She fell into her career almost by happenstance but has stuck with it for 20 years out of a passion forged from...
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Macy's, a Key AFC Sponsor, Holds Men's Fall Fashion Preview [UPDATED]

October 8, 2012

Let's hear it for the boys! The AIDS Foundation of Chicago is proud to spotlight a men's fall fashion event in downtown Chicago hosted by Macy's, a generous sponsor of AFC's work. Macy’s and OUT Magazine invite you to an exclusive preview of the hottest looks for Fall! Join Macy’s Water Tower Place as we kick off the season in style. Check out the latest...
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Thank you - AIDS Run & Walk Chicago 2012

October 1, 2012

Thousands Descend on Lakeshore to Walk, Run and Raise Money Toward Ending the AIDS Epidemic and Helping HIV-Positive People Live With Dignity Annual event raises $375,000 for life-saving HIV/AIDS care, prevention and housing programs. CHICAGO – More than 4,500 Chicago-area residents laced up their running shoes for the 11th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on Sunday,...
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CDPH Helps Raise Awareness at AIDS Run & Walk

September 27, 2012

The 2012 AIDS Run & Walk Chicago isn’t just about raising money. It’s also about raising awareness. To that end, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) will provide HIV testing, education and safer sex kits at the annual event at Soldier Field on Sunday, Sept. 30. It wouldn’t be possible without funding from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), said...
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From Botswana to Chicago, Refugees Fight Stigma

September 25, 2012

A young refugee in Botswana. UNHCR photo. By Lorraine Ma Seeking refuge in a Botswana camp, a Somali woman found no peace. Known to be HIV-positive, she was subjected to ridicule and threats from her refugee camp neighbors. Stones rained down upon her roof at night.   It was but one striking example of how HIV-positive people...
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AFC Comments on Illinois' Essential Health Benefits Plan

September 24, 2012

The Quinn administration recently announced that the benchmark plan for Illinois’ Essential Health Benefits (EHB) package will be chosen by September 30, 2012 in order to meet the Federal deadline for selecting a plan. The EHB package defines the baseline of services covered by health insurance plans offered to individuals and small businesses in the state.  The plan will have...
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IDPH Director to Discuss HIV Services on Sept. 27

September 19, 2012

UPDATE: AFC will be live tweeting the discussion with Dr. Hasbrouck. To follow the conversation, follow @AIDSChicago on Twitter and pose your own questions for Dr. Hasbrouck using the hashtag #hasbrouck . See you there! On Public Health and HIV: Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck Joins HIV/AIDS Advocates and Community Leaders for Breakfast Talk on the Future of HIV Services in Illinois...
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