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AFC Lauds Obama Administration's Increase in Illinois ADAP Funding

July 20, 2012

Federal investment will reduce impact of state budget cuts, continue access to life-saving HIV medications CHICAGO, IL - The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for releasing $7.7 million in AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) emergency relief funding for Illinois.  The money is part of an $80 million federal package announced...
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AIDS Foundation of Chicago at AIDS 2012

July 19, 2012

AIDS Foundation of Chicago at AIDS 2012 During the conference: HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (with another organization) is coordinating a Global Village Human Rights networking zone.  AFC Staff: Julie Davids and Jim Merrell SATURDAY, JULY 21 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Satellite: AIDS 2012...
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Turning the Tide Together at the International AIDS Conference

July 17, 2012

For the first time in more than 20 years, the International AIDS Conference is being hosted on American soil — and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) will be front and center next week when it happens. We invite you to be there with us, even if you’re sitting at your desk or at home. The 2012 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) convenes in the nation’s...
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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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