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A Tribute to a Legendary Advocacy Dynamo: Hector Hernandez

September 28, 2009

By Jim Pickett, Director of Public Policy Hector fundraising on Michigan Ave. to attend the Campaign to End AIDS event in Washington, DC In the time I have been doing HIV/AIDS advocacy work, I can honestly say I have never come...
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HIV/AIDS Community Mourns Passing of Beth Wehrman

November 5, 2008

This week the HIV/AIDS community lost one of its longtime heroines, Beth Wehrman. Beth was an avid advocate for and provider of lifesaving harm reduction services for some of the most vulnerable in numerous communities in Illinois. Through her agency LifeGuard, Beth ensured that people who injected drugs in the Quad Cities and all the way down to Peoria, had the information and tools necessary...
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AFC Celebrates the Life of the Honorable Larry McKeon

June 18, 2008

Illinois’ HIV/AIDS community suffered a sudden and tragic loss today as word came of the passing of longtime advocate and former Illinois General Assembly member Larry McKeon. McKeon made history as the first openly gay member of the Illinois General Assembly and the first openly HIV positive legislator in Illinois. On May 20, 2008, the House of Representatives held...
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