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Rev. Straight to Open AIDS 2012 with Prayer

July 17, 2012

Rev. Charles Straight, who serves on the Board of Directors for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, was selected to open the International AIDS Conference with an invocation. Before the pastor's firm handshake and sonorous voice, comes the smile. Radiant, wildly contagious, Rev. Charles Straight's grin seems to welcome you instantly, no matter who you might be. Come...
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AFC Hails FDA Approval of Truvada for PrEP

July 16, 2012

Historic decision makes Truvada the first drug approved to reduce the risk of HIV infection from sexual contact among HIV-negative individuals at elevated risk of infection Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Gilead’s  antiretroviral drug Truvada for HIV prevention — known as  pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The AIDS Foundation...
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Thousands to March for HIV Justice Next Week in D.C.

July 16, 2012

7/24: THOUSANDS TO OCCUPY D.C. DURING INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE, CONVERGING ON WHITE HOUSE TO DEMAND AN END TO THE AIDS EPIDEMIC AIDS Foundation of Chicago is helping to facilitate march of more than 30,000 -- DC residents, US activists from across the country & global delegates alike – calling for the resources, rights and policies to end AIDS...
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"Change My Story" Campaign Unveils New Ads For At-Risk Communities

July 9, 2012

AIDS Foundation of Chicago “Change My Story” Campaign Debuts Smartphone-Driven Ads to Connect People to HIV Prevention and Care Services Health Promotion Initiative Uses Website, Video Testimonials, Mobile Messaging to Encourage African American Gay and Bisexual Men and Young Women to Get Tested, Get Care CHICAGO – To mark National HIV Testing Day, the...
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Three Years Later, Opt-Out Testing the Norm in Cook County Jail

July 3, 2012

The Rev. Doris Green, AFC's director of correctional health and community health, discusses opt-out HIV testing in Cook County Jail. By Sara Semelka After three long years of perseverance by community advocates, detainees at Cook County Jail now  go through an opt-out – rather than opt-in – HIV testing...
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AFC Staffer Honored by Newspaper

June 29, 2012

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AFC Hails Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

June 28, 2012

Federal and state implementation must proceed at full speed; Medicaid expansion is priority. For immediate release: June 28, 2012 Media contact: John Peller, 312-334-0921 CHICAGO, IL -- The U.S. Supreme Court took a massive step toward ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic today when it found nearly all provisions of the Affordable Care Act to be constitutional.  Federal,...
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Help Us Turn the Tide.

June 27, 2012

As an HIV advocate, you know better than anyone that we’ve hit a rough patch in our progress against the AIDS epidemic. As most of you know, the agreed last month to cut HIV funding by $3.3 million — or 42%. A reduction of this size will shatter community-based HIV prevention, care and housing programs throughout the state. In the past year, we’ve seen...
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Film Tackles AIDS in Black America

June 27, 2012

Watch Endgame: AIDS in Black America on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.   By Sandra Jaime The new PBS/Frontline documentary, ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America , presents an insightful look at how prejudice and fear has allowed HIV to rapidly consume the African American community. The...
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Every Day is National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2012

No one has to live with uncertainty. That is why, in a city-wide effort, the Step Up, Get Tested campaign has set up free HIV testing in the Chicagoland area for National HIV Testing Day (June 27). The Step Up, Get Tested campaign aims to test 5,000 Chicagoans through testing events in various locations from now through July 4. Find out where you can be tested today .  ...
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