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Endurance 25: Meaghan's Mission

October 8, 2013

November 2012 marked Meaghan Divane’s 25th birthday, but she wasn’t in the mood to celebrate, having just ended a significant—but unhealthy—relationship a few weeks prior. Still, she toed the starting line in the Hot Chocolate Chicago 5k race without too much expectation. And then she learned what she wanted to do—what she needed to do—for the next 365...
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Mid-Year Update

October 7, 2013

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) has made headlines well beyond health reform because eradicating HIV is not simply a policy matter. It involves housing and care and prevention and research and development and human rights. That’s what this report is about: It unpacks our comprehensive approach to ending this epidemic and shows that these past six months will help guide us in...
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Advocates Applaud Launch of MTN-017, World's First Phase II Rectal Microbicide Study

October 2, 2013

Trial Design Significantly Enhanced By Strong Community Input For Immediate Release Media contact: Jim Pickett, IRMA jpickett@aidschicago.org +1 773 600 6407 October 2, 2013 – IRMA applauds the launch of the world’s first-ever Phase II rectal microbicide trial. The Microbicide Trial Network’s study, called MTN-017, will test a reduced...
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Thousands Descend on Lakeshore to Walk, Run, and Raise Money in the Fight against HIV

October 1, 2013

Annual event raises over $408,000 for life-saving HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and housing programs. Fundraising continues until October 31. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Jillian Braun 312-558-1770 ext. 151 jbraun@pcipr.com CHICAGO – Nearly 5,000 people turned out for the 12th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on Saturday, September 28. The event...
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We've Waited 32 Years for Today, and a Shutdown Won't Stop Us!

October 1, 2013

Since the first official U.S. report of AIDS in 1981, the HIV community has worked to reform our health care system to increase access for those who need it. Today--after three decades of advocacy--it’s finally beginning. Thanks to Obamacare, which begins enrollment today, people in Illinois and across the nation can see how much health plans will cost, explore coverage options,...
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AFC Publishes Report on Housing and Health

September 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                MEDIA CONTACT September 27, 2013                            Marty Hansen, (312) 334-0947 AFC PUBLISHES REPORT ON HOUSING AND HEALTH More than 40 Agencies Help Create a New Strategic...
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Unwrapping ObamaCare: A Necessary Perspective

September 25, 2013

Lucy Baglin and Suraj Madoori, cohosts of Unwrapping ObamaCare , received an email from a listener who saw gaps in local conversations about the coming changes to our health care system. Instead of responding to the listener by email, they invited him to their studio, so he could share his consumer-level perspective and offer insight to other people with HIV, who will be eligible...
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What Could Be More Important than October 1, Right?

September 20, 2013

October 1, 2013—the date’s been circled on our calendars for months. We’ve talked about it in podcasts and spilled ink over it on our blog . October 1, 2013, is opening day for health insurance marketplaces, which are online destinations that will allow consumers to shop for and compare insurance under our reformed health care system. Sounds great, right? Of course,...
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AFC Announces Entertainment for 2013 AIDS Run & Walk Chicago

September 10, 2013

CeCe Peniston Set to Take the Stage at Annual Event FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT Rhett Lindsay, (312) 334-0935 CHICAGO – The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is thrilled to announce CeCe Peniston as the entertainment for this year’s AIDS Run & Walk, which will be held at Soldier Field on Saturday, September 28....
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AFC Announces Participants in Sustainable Strategy Program

September 9, 2013

Seminar Aims to Assist Leaders in SustainingTheir Organizations’ Work FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT Ryan Singleton, (312) 334-0913 CHICAGO – The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is proud to announce that Howard Brown Health Center, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, Mount Sinai Hospital, Project VIDA, and South Side...
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