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Doctor: "Abstinence is not enough."

November 9, 2012

Dr. Lisa Henry-Reid poses with her family. From left to right, daughter Lorelle, son Taylor, Dr. Henry-Reid and her husband Samuel. To many, the debate over comprehensive v. abstinence-only sex education is one of cultural values and political leanings. But it’s much more for Dr. Lisa Henry-Reid. She has dedicated her professional life to adolescent medicine. She’s...
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The Stigma of Sandy: Sound Familiar?

November 8, 2012

Photo credit: Charles le Brigand By Julie Davids, Director of National Mobilization and Advocacy for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago “People who didn’t evacuate are stupid … careless … a danger to others…” Ringing any bells? “They were in denial … selfish… thought they were invulnerable.”...
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Road to Health: AFC's New Strategic Plan Moving Forward

November 8, 2012

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago has announced its new three-year strategic plan to address imminent changes in health care and address the diverse needs of vulnerable populations. Called “The Road to Health: Charting Health Improvements for HIV-Affected Communities,” the strategic plan is intended to cover the next three years, 2013 to 2015. The plan is organized around three broad...
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2013-2015 Strategic Plan

November 8, 2012

Road to Health: Charting Health Improvements for HIV-Affected Communities Strategic Plan, 2013-2015 Download the one-page summary Download the Strategic Plan Fact Sheets    
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Comments to Illinois Department of Public Health on Proposed Rules of Sexually Transmissible Disease

November 7, 2012

Recently the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) proposed adoption of rules for the sexually transmissible disease code. After consultation with medical providers, agencies that provide services to youth, community members, and persons living with HIV and STDs and other service providers, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, and Howard Brown Health Center...
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AFC Statement on Election Results

November 7, 2012

AIDS Foundation of Chicago Statement on Election Results AFC hails election results as progress toward health care reform, but urges officials to prevent harmful cuts to HIV services and other programs for vulnerable populations. At the AIDS Foundation (AFC) of Chicago, we congratulate President Barack Obama, U.S. Representatives from Illinois, and all state...
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Annual Meeting Provides Inspiration and a Plan

November 5, 2012

AFC staff and community partners gather for the 2012 Annual Meeting. Immense health care changes are coming, regardless of who wins tomorrow’s election. But we will confront these new realities with hope, purpose and a plan. Such was the collective feeling Thursday night at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Annual Meeting at the University of Chicago Gleacher...
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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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