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Mayor Emanuel proposes changes to city of Chicago HIV funding

September 24, 2015

Today, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and members of its Service Providers Council discussed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget proposal for 2016 and the city’s proposed transition of the Uptown and Englewood HIV primary care clinics run by the city to community-based service providers. This would follow the model of the successful transition of Chicago Department of Public Health...
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Quiz: What's the future of HIV, STI and pregnancy prevention?

September 16, 2015

HIV, STI and pregnancy prevention comes in many shapes, sizes, textures and forms — and there's definitely room for improvement. Take this quiz to see how you can shape the future of sexual health!    
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The right shade for changing the HIV epidemic

September 2, 2015

Since 2005, the M • A • C AIDS Fund has helped the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) reach tens of thousands of people living with or vulnerable to HIV and AIDS through our advocacy, education, testing and outreach programs. Funding from the M • A • C AIDS Fund has supported critical initiatives like HIVHealthReform.org , HIV treatment advocacy and our National Female...
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A mIRAculous athlete will make a victory lap at AIDS Run & Walk Chicago

August 24, 2015

Do you believe in miracles? One AIDS Run & Walk Chicago team does. Team I Believe in mIRAcles is rallying around their friend Ira Katzman, who will run his first 5k on Sept. 26 after experiencing brain cancer and a series of subsequent surgeries that kept him in the hospital for a year. Two years ago, Ira was a “happy camper.” He went to the gym regularly; he...
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Governor Rauner signs federal pass-through budget

August 21, 2015

Yesterday, Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB 2042 into law to become Public Act 99-0409. This bill appropriates federal funds to state run programs, allowing those programs to continue to function. The bill contained $55 million in Ryan White funds that is estimated to allow the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) to continue to function, likely through February. These dollars were essentially...
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Are you a #PrEP know-it-all?

August 20, 2015

Do you have your Ph.D. in PrEPology, or are you a PrEP-school dropout? Test your PrEP knowledge with our quiz below.
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Playoff hopefuls AFC Sirens hit home runs and plug PrEP

August 20, 2015

In the summer, it’s good to be LT and Vinny. While LT, 50, continues to work as an executive assistant (as well as a writer and cabaret performer) during Chicago’s hot weekdays, Vinny, 47, is able to relax after his exhausting school years as a private high school teacher. And on Sundays, they have softball — not just America’s pastime, but theirs, too....
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Stigma in the situation

August 13, 2015

Stigma: In and Out  is a monthly series profiling the clients, providers and leaders of AFC's Corrections Case Management program, which helps HIV-positive people emerging from prison or jail get the support they need upon reentry. Cook County Jail is home to 8-11,000 people each day; they share a space of 4,197,925 square feet on Chicago’s West Side. It’s the...
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AFC announces request for proposals for Ryan White Part A and B

July 31, 2015

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2016 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act Parts A & B.  AFC is requesting proposals from community-based organizations, HIV service organizations and other eligible health and social service providers to deliver high-quality, cost-effective Ryan White HIV/AIDS...
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Photos from the Movement for Black Lives Convening

July 31, 2015

AFC's Community Organizer Maxx Boykin attended the first Movement for Black Lives Convening on July 24-26 in Columbus, OH, a weekend-long gathering of people uniting to bring racial justice for Black Americans to fruition. He captured photos throughout the weekend, including a moment when he and several other Convening attendees were pepper-sprayed by local police . HIV's disproportionate...
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