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AFC releases PrEP coverage guide for IL health marketplace plans

November 30, 2015

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) has prepared a report on the estimated monthly out ‐ of ‐ pocket cost a person can expect to pay for  Truvada as PrEP under each of the plans on the Illinois health insurance marketplace  offered in Cook County . When taken consistently and correctly, PrEP can reduce one’s risk of contracting HIV by close to 100%....
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We stand with Black lives

November 25, 2015

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and the Pride Action Tank stand in solidarity with the family of Laquan McDonald and the protesters who are sacrificing their bodies to ensure that we do not return to business as usual after seeing the horrific video of McDonald being killed by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke.   The slow journey to justice for Laquan McDonald and...
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No day but today: RENT cast sets stage for HIV awareness

November 24, 2015

by Eryn MacNeil, Fundraising Associate World AIDS Day is approaching fast, and what better way to spend it than seeing one of the pop culture events that helped make many people aware of HIV in 1996? Artists Giving Back is putting on a production of RENT on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in honor of World AIDS Day, and to benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC). Artists Giving Back...
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#SleepOutCHI in 10 tweets

November 24, 2015

On Friday, Nov. 20, nearly 400 people — about half of whom camped overnight — showed up at Chicago's Cricket Hill at Montrose and Lake Michigan to brave the season's first snowfall at the Out in the Open Sleep Out . Out in the Open is the first project of Pride Action Tank , a new, results-driven group that addresses challenges facing individuals and groups...
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AFC announces 2016 Ryan White award recipients

November 23, 2015

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is pleased to announce  the  30 organizations   s elected   to receive an estimated   $7 million  in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants   to  serve  the HIV community throughout  the  Chicago  metropolitan area .   Funding through   the ...
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AFC and partner organizations raise awareness at World AIDS Day events on Dec. 1

November 23, 2015

“The time to act is now.” This year’s White House-issued theme for World AIDS Day, the annual global day of recognition each Dec. 1, closely aligns with the positive energy being embraced by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and its partner organizations. AFC urges Chicagoans to recognize the reality of today — that each year, 1,100 of their fellow Chicagoans...
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"A shared vision is a vision shared": Caprice Carthans discusses trans health care

November 19, 2015

by Mirhanda Alewine, communications coordinator Caprice Carthans, a trans woman of color and one of the co-chairs of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's Integrated Community Advisory Board (CAB), has made healthcare advocacy for Chicago's community of trans women her mission.   When I finally set foot on Carthans’ block in Chicago’s Marquette Park...
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Federal HIV funds are in peril. Take four actions to save them!

November 17, 2015

This week, Congress is maneuvering a federal budget deal that includes proposed cuts to important HIV/AIDS programs. We are finally close to a bipartisan budget deal, but the fight is not over yet. We desperately need you to urge your members of Congress to restore cuts and maintain funding for vital HIV/AIDS programs and services. Along with restoring cuts, advocates are asking for...
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Amid state budget woes, AFC partners with two community organizations

October 26, 2015

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC)  is pleased to announce  its plan to provide   Taskforce Prevention and Community Services (Taskforce) and Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus (CBGMC)  with  development grant s  and  support in  long-term strategic planning.  As a result of these Capacity Building Assistance...
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#WTSWNTS: When discussing STIs and HIV via dating apps

October 22, 2015

There’s no denying that the birth of apps and websites like Grindr, Tinder and OKCupid have forever changed the dating landscape. According to a study conducted by the University of California-Berkeley, one in 10 Americans have used a dating site or mobile app. But how do you go about discussing HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) via dating apps without putting a damper...
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