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LGBT Advocacy Groups Stand with Civil Rights Counterparts on the Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2013

Via Human Rights Campaign Washington, DC – Today, the Supreme Court struck down a central part of the Voting Rights Act, invalidating crucial protections passed by Congress in 1965 and renewed four times in the decades since. The sharply divided decision will significantly reduce the federal government’s role in overseeing voting laws in areas with a history of discrimination...
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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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Statement from AFC about a U.S. Supreme Court Decision

June 21, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Jessica Terlikowski (312) 334-0931 Statement: AFC Applauds the Supreme Court’s Decision to Enable PEPFAR-funded Programs to Better Meet Sex Workers' Needs The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end a decade-long anti-prostitution pledge. Previously, the...
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New International Report on HIV Prevention Urges Localized Consideration of Antiretroviral Strategies

June 19, 2013

MEDIA CONTACTS AIDS Foundation of Chicago – Jim Pickett jpickett@aidschicago.org +1 773 600 6407 RAND Europe – Claire O’Brien cobrien@rand.org +44-1223-273860 New International Report on HIV Prevention Urges Localized Consideration of Antiretroviral Strategies First Report on Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Prevention...
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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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Over 500 Endorsers Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety

June 12, 2013

For Immediate Release Media contact: Jim Pickett, IRMA/AIDS Foundation of Chicago jpickett@aidschicago.org +1 773 600 6407 Over 500 Endorsers Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety Global coalition of organizations and individuals calls for research agenda to determine safety of sexual lubricants June 12, 2013 – Over 500 organizations and individuals...
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We Need to Talk About ObamaCare

June 11, 2013

I like to tell stories. I like to illustrate macro issues with individual narratives, highlighting the humanity behind HIV/AIDS. Inside Story is a perfect platform for this because it focuses on the lives mainstream media often overlook. This post deviates from that model slightly, insofar as I’m not profiling an individual—but this piece is vitally important, especially to...
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Important Announcements from Illinois ADAP about CountyCare and Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Program

June 6, 2013

1)    Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Program transfer to federal program: The Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Program (IPXP) will transfer all enrollees to the federal Pre-Existing Condition Program (PCIP) effective July 1, 2013. The federal government made a decision to no longer fund state PCIPs because of limited funding.  These programs were created by the Affordable...
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