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Plan Unveiled for Rectal Microbicide Research in Africa

April 17, 2012

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Open Letter to FDA Urging PrEP Review

January 25, 2012

This is an open letter to the Food and Drug Administration, urging the priority review of the drug Truvada for use in PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). The AIDS Foundation of Chicago and 25 other organizations signed this letter to counter the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's protest of the FDA regarding this review. T o read the PDF of the letter, with footnotes, click here . January 25,...
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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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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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Free HIV Testing at Select Walgreens Stores, June 22-24

June 22, 2011

AIDS Foundation of Chicago Teams Up with Walgreens, Greater Than AIDS, CDC, and OraSure Technologies to Provide Free Rapid Oral HIV Tests in Lead Up to National HIV Testing Day Tuesday, 21st June, 2011 – In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day (June 27th), the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and OraSure...
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