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Mapping Pathways: Approaches to Preventing HIV

July 15, 2013

Mapping Pathways recently released a landmark report that urges local communities to prevent HIV by considering strategic use of antiretroviral drugs. That can be a confusing statement, so let’s unpack it. Antiretrovirals (ARVs) are medications used to treat HIV; however, doctors can also prescribe them to prevent HIV. When people take ARVs before they...
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AFC Receives ADAP Community Organization of the Year Award

July 9, 2013

The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+) honored the AIDS Foundation of Chicago with its Community Organization of the Year Award on July 8. Here’s our acceptance video. ADAP is short for AIDS Drug Assistance Program, which provides financial resources for people with low incomes, so they can afford HIV medications...
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A Supreme Q&A with AIDS Legal Council's Ann Fisher

July 2, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has recessed for the summer, but not before making major headlines in the arena of human rights. Last week, the Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965, giving states an opportunity to change voting laws without receiving preclearance from the federal government, even if those states have a history of racial bias and a proven record of disenfranchising minority...
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A Glass Half Full: The Supreme Court's Ruling on Marriage Equality and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

June 27, 2013

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Marriage Equality. It struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and gave same-sex couples a major victory in their quest for equal rights. The decision to eliminate DOMA means loving, same-sex couples will no longer be treated as legal strangers. All married couples will now receive thousands of federal rights and benefits....
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AFC Celebrates Pride

June 27, 2013

Chicago’s Pride Parade celebrates diversity, but this year there will be a symbol of unity traveling from Broadway to Diversey on June 30. Six organizations that support the LGBTQ community have created a CommUNITY Pride Float. They include Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN), Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago House, Center on Halsted, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, and the AIDS...
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AFC's Hollendoner Set to Become City's First Deputy Commissioner

June 26, 2013

Joe Hollendoner recently announced plans to assume new duties as First Deputy Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). His last day as Senior Vice President of Programing at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) will be July 7. “We’re tremendously proud of Joe and thank him for his leadership on HIV/AIDS,” said David Ernesto Munar, AFC’s...
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Lion's Pride of AFC: Junior Board Member Wins Award

June 24, 2013

Jason Karel sits on the Junior Board for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), but his leadership role with AFC doesn’t stop there. He’s a stalwart champion of the LGBTQ community, especially at work. Jason recently received the Volunteer of the Year Award from his employer, BMO-Harris Bank. Though he works in human resources, he volunteers tirelessly with Lion’s Pride,...
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Policy Matters Podcast: Spring in Springfield

June 19, 2013

Policy Matters Podcast: Spring in Springfield by AIDSChicago The Illinois General Assembly closed its most recent session on May 31, 2013, passing four major bills that will have a profound impact on people living with HIV/AIDS in the state. Policy Matters Podcast's host, Lucy Baglin, sits down with the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's state...
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AFC Announces CommunityDirect Partners for 2013 AIDS Run & Walk Chicago

June 18, 2013

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is thrilled to announce that registration is open for the 2013 AIDS Run & Walk Chicago , September 28 at Soldier Field. This year’s event, produced by AFC and Special Events Management, will raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. There are an estimated 46,000 people living with HIV in Illinois. “Whether you run, walk,...
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Broadway Meets Michigan Avenue

June 13, 2013

Chicago’s famous Drake Hotel will move to the intersection of Broadway and Michigan on Sunday, July 14. I know what you’re thinking: “Broadway and Michigan don’t intersect!” But believe me, they will by the middle of July. Christian Carter, a stage actor known for his role in South Pacific, organized an event called Broadway Meets Michigan Avenue...
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