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It's a Strategy! (Well, a draft at least...)

September 21, 2011

On September 13, 2011, the (IDPH) released a draft Illinois HIV/AIDS Strategy at the state HIV/AIDS conference in Springfield.  The release capped nearly a year of work led by Dr. Mildred Williamson, Chief of the IDPH HIV Section, and a dedicated group of community leaders who met for months to outline the plan. The draft Illinois Strategy is a companion to the , which President...
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For HIV counselor, prevention begins with self-esteem

September 19, 2011

Abusive relationships can lead to infection, new study says September 19, 2011 Ten years ago, when Evany Turk's doctor entered an examination room to tell her that she'd tested positive for HIV, she was devastated. "I sat there wondering, 'Why me?'" said Turk, now 34. "I'd been in a committed relationship for three years. We had used a condom the entire time because I was...
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AIDS Leaders Press Feds for Action on Promising New Prevention Tool

August 17, 2011

ATLANTA, August 16, 2011 – Just months after an AIDS drug demonstrated reasonable efficacy in preventing HIV infection in controlled clinical trials, seven leading AIDS organizations are urging the U.S. government to act quickly to determine if the results could translate to the real world.   Today, at an HIV prevention meeting hosted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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New WithInSight Resource Enhances Understanding of Public Health Research

August 15, 2011

Public Health Research guide available for AIDS Service Professionals Chicago, IL - In preparation for the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference, the 2011 United States Conference on AIDS, and the International AIDS Conference 2012, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), in collaboration with the Bristol-Myers Squibb WithInSight Initiative, released a new tool available for community-based...
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AFC Showcases Best Practices in Prevention and Research at National HIV Prevention Conference

August 14, 2011

  Staff from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) will share best practices in HIV prevention policy and research at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, August 14-17, 2011.  Convened by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the biannual conference gathers thousands of researchers, public health officials, and advocates to share the latest...
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AIDS Foundation of Chicago Launches "Change My Story" Health Promotion Campaign at Bud Billiken Parade

August 12, 2011

      Initiative Aims to Connect Communities of Color to Health Care, Features Community Ambassadors and Celebrity Supporters, including Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sherri Shepherd and Rhymefest CHICAGO – On the eve of the National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) unveiled a community?level educational campaign...
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CDC Reports HIV Infections Jump Among Young Gay Black Men

August 3, 2011

Stronger Focus Needed on Targeted HIV Prevention and Treatment Investments The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today a troubling rise in new HIV infections among young gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM). New HIV cases rose by nearly 50% among young African-American gay men and MSM, the sharpest increase of any group. “We face a snowballing...
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AFC Conducts Redistricting Webinar

July 27, 2011

On July 21, 2011, AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) in conjunction with the Agenda, Enlace Chicago, and The United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations hosted a webinar that discussed the Illinois redistricting process and the impact it will have on the GLBT and communities of color in the 2012 election. To learn more and view the webinar presentation materials click here...
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"Wake up!"

July 15, 2011

Who among us doesn’t think it took too long to pass into law and end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell? Why is our community still fighting for funding scraps to end the HIV epidemic?  How long will we wait for marriage equality? This is why you should care about redistricting!  Uh, yes, you read that correctly.  What is this “redistricting” and how does it relate...
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Case management, housing vital for Medicaid success

July 5, 2011

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) submitted on July 1, 2011 comments to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) on the vital role HIV case management and housing can play in a Medicaid coordinated care environment.   HFS requested the stakeholder input as the agency works to meet the goal of having half of all enrollees in some form of coordinated care by...
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