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IDPH leaders brief community on FY 14 state budget

March 11, 2013

Leaders from Illinois Department of Public Health on March 11, 2013 provided an update on proposed FY 14 state funding for IDPH and the funding outlook for HIV programs. Overall, the news was mixed.  While state general revenue funding for HIV programs has declined significantly over the past three years, IDPH has obtained new sources of state funding, such as the Quality of Life Lottery...
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Finding a Place for Carlos

March 7, 2013

For disadvantaged people with HIV, the road to health and recovery can be a slow and difficult process.  For those who persevere—aided by their own determination and accessible, available vital services—a better future awaits. Consider the path of Carlos (not his real name). He suffered homelessness, drug addiction and alcoholism. To treat his mental and physical illnesses,...
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AIDS Advocates Praise Illinois House Vote to Repeal Discriminatory HIV Law

March 7, 2013

Passage of HB 61 will encourage HIV testing among teens at risk of HIV ALCC media contact: Ricardo Cifuentes 312 427 8990 Ricardo@aidslegal.com AFC media contact: Ramon Gardenhire, 301-379-3024                        rgardenhire@aidschicago.org The effort to repeal...
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Illinois Governor Reduces State HIV Funding

March 7, 2013

State Must Reinvest Savings in HIV Prevention & Services to Link HIV-Positive People to Medical Care SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Governor Pat Quinn released a proposed $35.6 billion state budget on March 6 that would reduce state HIV/AIDS funding by $4.27 million, or 16 percent. “Thanks to President Obama, many people with HIV will gain new health insurance coverage...
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Illinois Governor Reduces State HIV Funding

March 6, 2013

State Must Reinvest Savings in HIV Prevention & Services to Link HIV-Positive People to Medical Care SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Governor Pat Quinn released a proposed $35.6 billion state budget on March 6 that would reduce state HIV/AIDS funding by $4.27 million, or 16 percent. “Thanks to President Obama, many people with HIV will gain new health insurance coverage...
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March 6, 2013

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Behind the Miracle Child a Broken System Lurks

March 6, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - The stories we tell ourselves about the world we live in matter.  While we celebrate this week’s story of an HIV-miracle cure, let’s not forget the story of injustice that made it possible. There have been a lot of stories about this week’s “ Mississippi Miracle ”—the apparent functional cure of a two-year-old girl who was born...
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"Queen of Indie Soul" to perform benefit concert at House of Blues

February 22, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT Johnathon Briggs, (312) 334-0922 jbriggs@aidschicago.org “Queen of Indie Soul” Conya Doss to perform Friday, March 8 at the House of Blues to Raise Awareness about HIV/AIDS Benefit concert will cap two-day observance of national Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by the...
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The Stories That Don't Get Told

January 28, 2013

John is a 26-year-old black man on Chicago’s West Side. He’s HIV-positive. And his name’s not really John. He wouldn’t tell me his real name, which makes sense, as he hasn’t even told his immediate family that he’s been living with HIV for five years. Nor has he told any of his friends. He hides his pill bottles. He admires women from afar, but rarely...
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Dancing for Life, a Chicago Choreographer is Honored

January 28, 2013

A video of the 2008 Dance for Life finale, choreographed by Randy Duncan. Before Randy Duncan found the world’s stage, he got down in the living room. Growing up in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago in the 1960s and ‘70s, Duncan would dance with his sister in front of the television, trying to emulate the R&B moves...
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