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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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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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Sign Up for 6/19 PrEP Webinar!

June 14, 2012

Still confused about PrEP? Don't know what to make of the controversy surrounding it? Sign up for next week's webinar! In response to recent news from the FDA regarding the use of the drug Truvada for prevention, Mapping Pathways , AIDS United and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago are presenting a webinar focusing on the ARV-based strategy PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis.)...
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AFC Joins Other AIDS Groups in Support of PrEP

May 2, 2012

Leading AIDS Advocates Support FDA Approval of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a Promising New HIV Prevention Method, for Men and Women Written Comments to FDA Advisory Committee Cite Compelling Evidence for PrEP and Urgent Need for Every Available Tool to End AIDS New York, May 1, 2012 – In public comments submitted this week, a group of 14 leading...
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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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