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Public charge rule goes into effect, invites discriminatory restrictions on dreams of permanent residency

February 24, 2020

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is disheartened by today’s news regarding the Trump Administration’s dangerous public charge rule . The U.S. Supreme Court’s dissolution of the Illinois statewide injunction, which prevented the new public charge rule from going into effect, now invites discriminatory restrictions on immigrants’ pathway to a green card.  As...
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Sexperts! Know your options for HIV prevention (and share the good news)

February 20, 2020

Picture it: Last weekend, something joyfully unexpected happened — you had an amazing sexual encounter! Perhaps you had condomless sex and you aren’t 100% sure what your partner’s HIV status is. Maybe you are living with HIV and are worried about transmitting the virus to your partner, who doesn’t have HIV.  Thankfully, you have options to prevent a possible...
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Viiv Healthcare reports on successes in AFC’s program for cis- and trans- women of color living with HIV

February 7, 2020

The Women’s Connection, led by AIDS Foundation of Chicago, is a community-driven network of women in Chicago that collectively works to identify strategies to increase the engagement of women of color in the HIV continuum of care. This project is a part of ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action for Women initiative to develop innovative community collaborations to break down isolation and...
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One-stop hub for HIV services coming to Chicago on Valentine’s Day 2020

February 5, 2020

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Center on Halsted are thrilled to announce the launch of Chicagoland’s first HIV Resource Hub. T he Hub will officially open for business on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.   What is the HIV Resource Hub?  The HIV Resource Hub is a new initiative funded by the Chicago Department of Public Health to expand the number of people who are...
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The AIDS Foundation of Chicago Opposes the Trump Administration’s Medicaid Block Grant Plan

January 30, 2020

The Trump Administration is trying once again to take away our health care — this time with another attempt to block grant the Medicaid program.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance encouraging states to apply for waivers to block grant Medicaid funding at the state level. This guidance aims to dramatically restructure Medicaid, which provides...
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Organizations need to support newer advocates making community change

January 27, 2020

By George M. Johnson Social media has allowed us the space to share important information in the form of a tweet and within minutes reach millions throughout the world. As it continues to grow as the leading force that is driving news vs. traditional media, it is important that gatekeepers begin accepting and cultivating the minds of the younger generation who will use these tools to one...
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Team to End AIDS (T2) Helped Me Say “Yes” to Life

January 7, 2020

By Zac Hansen I am a runner by choice rather than natural inclination. And that choice came about because I was a coward.   I pride myself on three key components: self-sufficiency, planning well and limiting risk. The first I gained by being gay in a world with limited support. The final two I adopted after I became the victim of a hate crime that left me stabbed, bleeding...
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Celebrating our communities for World AIDS Day and beyond

December 19, 2019

This year for World AIDS Day, we celebrated how communities make a difference in supporting our movement to eliminate HIV stigma, create equity and justice for people living with HIV and chronic conditions and to end the HIV epidemic. The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities on World AIDS Day and every day. Watch the videos below to learn how our colleagues at AFC support people...
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Heads up! New Illinois Medicaid Prescription Drug Policy Coming Jan. 1, 2020

December 18, 2019

Are you on Medicaid? Do you have patients, friends or clients who are on Medicaid? If the answer is “yes,” keep reading the important information below! On Jan. 1, 2020, prescription drug coverage is changing for Illinois Medicaid. Previously, Medicaid managed care plans covered whatever drugs they wanted. Starting in January, every plan in the state will have to cover the...
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31 organizations awarded $7.35 million to provide HIV care to Chicagoland area

December 10, 2019

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) has awarded 31 organizations a combined $7.35 million to connect thousands of people in the Chicagoland area living with HIV and AIDS to health care, housing services, transportation and other supportive services. These organizations were selected based on a spectrum of criteria, including their ability to serve Chicagoans most impacted by HIV: Black and Latino/Latinx...
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