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AFC Welcomes Our Newest Associate Board Members

July 24, 2023

  As we enter into the second half of the year 2023 we here at AIDS Foundation Chicago would like to extend a warm welcome and introduction to our newest Associate board members! Joined January 2023 Jessica Dangles Jessica Dangles is the Executive Director with the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC). She believes...
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Statement By AFC on Supreme Court Decision in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis

June 30, 2023

I’m dismayed and infuriated by today’s Supreme Court ruling that gives businesses free reign to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people.   Make no mistake – this ruling opens the door for hateful people to make bad-faith claims that their beliefs give them the freedom to deny services to those they perceive to be part of the LGBTQ+ community, Black and Latine...
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HIV HUB provides sexual health and LGBTQ+ health services, regardless of immigration status

June 8, 2023

HUB providing access point to health care and support for migrants who are starting their new lives in Chicago  (Chicago, IL) AIDS Foundation Chicago and Center on Halsted are offering free, essential health services to migrants who are finding their new home in Chicago through the HIV HUB. Established in 2020, the HIV Resource HUB is a free resource for all in need...
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El HIV HUB ofrece servicios de salud sexual y LGBTQ+, independientemente de estatus migratorio

June 8, 2023

El HUB brinda un punto de acceso a la atención médica y apoyo para los migrantes que inician sus nuevas vidas en Chicago (Chicago, IL) A través del HIV HUB, el  AIDS Foundation Chicago  (AFC, por sus siglas en inglés) y el  Center on Halsted  (COH, por sus siglas en inglés) están ofreciendo servicios de salud esenciales...
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End of Session Wrap-Up: 2023 State Legislative Session

May 31, 2023

By: Timothy S.  Jackson, AFC’s Director of Government Relations  Entering the 2023 Spring session of the 103rd Illinois General Assembly, AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) introduced an ambitious policy agenda that addresses racial health inequities faced by Black, Latino/a/e/x, and LGBTQ+ communities impacted by HIV and homelessness and advances the priorities and goals of the ...
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“House Republicans’ Debt Ceiling Bill Jeopardizes the Lives of People Living with HIV”

April 28, 2023

(Photo Credit: Louis Velazquez) By: Omar Martinez Gonzalez, Sr. Manager, Policy & Advocacy CHICAGO, IL – AIDS Foundation Chicago condemns in the strongest terms the dangerous bill to raise the debt ceiling which was passed by the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. This bill, which passed by the razor thin...
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AIDS Foundation Chicago Awards $30,000 to Six Black-led Organizations

April 28, 2023

Grants provided as part of AFC’s “Learning Circle Collaborative” Initiative (Chicago, IL) AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) proudly announces members of its 2023 Learning Circle Collaborative (LCC) —a capacity-building and technical assistance program for Black-led social service providers and organizations to improve agency infrastructure. A collection of...
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Illinois HIV Advocates Call for Increased State Funding to End the HIV Epidemic & Advance Racial Health Equity

April 27, 2023

As the Illinois General Assembly enters the final weeks of the 2023 spring legislative session, AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) urges legislators to include additional funding in the state’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget that will advance the state’s goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.   In total, advocates are calling for legislators to appropriate an additional...
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AFC Calls for Justice for Ralph Yarl

April 18, 2023

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) is deeply saddened by the shooting of Ralph Yarl, a 16-year-old Black boy from Kansas City. We stand in solidarity with Ralph's family, friends, and the entire Black community in Kansas City and across America who continue to experience systemic racism and violence. We demand justice for Ralph, and for all victims of gun violence and racial injustice...
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AFC Calls on Biden-Harris Administration to Swiftly Appeal Flawed and Reckless Braidwood v. Becerra Decision

March 31, 2023

By: Omar Martínez González, Sr. Manager of Policy & Advocacy, AIDS Foundation Chicago  CHICAGO, IL – On Thursday, March 30, 2023, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued final judgement on the Braidwood v. Becerra lawsuit, striking down a key provision of the Affordable Care Act...
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