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Unwrapping ObamaCare: Wait!

October 16, 2013

In this episode of Unwrapping ObamaCare , cohosts Suraj Madoori and Lucy Baglin discuss the importance of waiting. Since the first reported cases of HIV in the United States, AIDS activists have been asking for a more just health care system--one that doesn't discriminate against people based on pre-existing conditions. That system is finally...
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Over 500 AIDS Run & Walk Participants Pledge to "Get Covered" under Obamacare!

October 15, 2013

Obama cares and we do too! The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and HIV advocates were on a mission at this year’s AIDS Run & Walk to make sure the HIV community “Gets Covered” with new health care options through Obamacare. HIV advocates took to the starting line at Soldier Field to educate the community about new health care options and encourage people...
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WORLD OF CHOCOLATE: The Sweetest Event of the Year

October 11, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Singleton (312) 334-0913 WORLD OF CHOCOLATE: The Sweetest Event of the Year Annual Holiday Gala Benefit Raises Funds for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago Tantalize your taste buds with sweet...
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Finding Her Health: Sharon's Journey to Mental Wellness

October 10, 2013

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is publishing this story in recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 6 – 12, 2013), an opportunity to deconstruct labels that stigmatize people with mental health diagnoses. Destigmatizing mental illness and promoting the benefits of life-giving treatments is part of AFC's comprehensive approach to ending HIV/AIDS. Sharon admits...
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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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