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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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ACT UP Movie Coming to Chicago

September 12, 2012

The acclaimed documentary, "How to Survive a Plague," is slated to open in Chicago at the Music Box Theatre on Friday, Sept. 21. We expect it to be both a powerful reminder of the past and a clarion call to action for today. The film depicts the dark early days of the AIDS epidemic, the callous disregard of the government to respond...
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From Crunching Numbers to Chasing a Dream

September 12, 2012

Paula Foster, founder of Moments in Frames, has partnered with the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) in her pursuit of doing meaningful work for a just cause. For every picture frame purchased with the AFC promo code, $5 goes to lifesaving HIV prevention, care and housing services. Foster contributed this blog to Inside Story to explain how she got into this line of work. By Paula Foster...
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Illuminating Life with HIV

September 11, 2012

Jeff Berry is editor of Positively Aware, a Chicago-based magazine for people living with or affected by HIV. By Jeff Berry, editor of Positively Aware , “A Day with HIV” co-founder Last September, a collection of 120 online photographs gave a face to hundreds of thousands of people in North America who live with HIV every day. This portrait of people...
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