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From Service to Service: How Jose Diaz's Journey Came Full Circle at the 2022 USCHA

December 7, 2022

  This year’s US Conference on HIV and AIDS was held on the island of Puerto Rico in its capital city, San Juan . The island is rich in history with San Juan (founded in 1521) being the oldest city in the US territory and the island itself, after being colonized by Spain and later the US (as a result of the Spanish-American war ), is considered by some to be the...
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AFC awards $8.82 million in Ryan White grants to 40 organizations to provide HIV-related care and services

December 1, 2022

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) will distribute $8.82 million to 40 organizations to deliver high-quality, cost-effective Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program services in Cook County and surrounding Collar counties. In September 2022, AFC released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to local organizations to support eleven service categories under the Ryan White program. The Ryan White program serves people...
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CCLC Upclose (Series): TCA Health

November 30, 2022

In June this year, AFC and  Pride Action Tank  announced the pilot launch of the  Connection to Care Learning Collaborative (CCLC) , which seeks to work with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and look-alikes in Chicago to increase their capacity to provide LGBTQ+ HIV care for their patients.   This Learning Collaborative is focused on increasing capacity...
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GTZ-IL Dashboard Update & Relaunch!

November 30, 2022

  Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) is eager to announce the relaunch of the project’s GTZ-IL dashboard . The update to the dashboard includes an increase in accessibility to data and information for priority populations, which historically has only been available via request from the health department. Overall, HIV rates are declining; however, HIV is not declining equally...
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Join AFC staff and community throughout the week to commemorate World AIDS Day 2022

November 29, 2022

As we commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1st, we remember our loved ones we have lost and honor the 38.4 million individuals who are living with HIV today. Join the important events and conversations happening throughout the week both in person and virtually.  For this year’s World AIDS Day, we dream that everybody has a safe and stable home because we know that housing is...
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Statement by AFC and Pride Action Tank on the Deadly Shooting in Colorado Springs

November 21, 2022

The staff and board of AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) are devastated by Saturday's deadly shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, where five members of the LGBTQ+ community lost their lives and dozens were harmed. On the eve of observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day of mourning and coming together for the transgender community, Club Q became an unfortunate reminder of the...
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Housing is an Essential Part of Healthcare

November 17, 2022

Happy holidays from the AFC Family! We hope you and your loved ones are enjoying a beautiful season filled with laughter, love, joy and togetherness! With winter around the corner and COVID in a new phase, like many, we are looking forward to being home for the holidays and spending time with dear friends.   We invite you to join AFC in uniting to end Homelessness...
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AFC’s Strategic Plan: Unifying for Impact and Race Equity Action Plan Update!

October 27, 2022

This year, AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) rolled out its 2022-2024 Strategic Plan with four strategic priorities: ending the HIV epidemic; prioritizing racial equity; uniting to end homelessness; and teaming up for justice and change. The plan was developed over several months in a process co-led by staff ambassadors, staff leaders, and the board. With fewer than two months left in the year, AFC’s...
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Navigating Healthcare sucks! How AFC and Center on Halsted are working to change that with the #HIVhub!

October 22, 2022

The HIV Resource Coordination HUB (the HUB) is Chicago’s one-stop shop for comprehensive healthcare, regardless of HIV status. Now approaching its third anniversary, the HUB is a community partnership between AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) and the Center on Halsted to expand access and reduce the friction of linkage to healthcare, housing, and support services in the...
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¡Navegar el Sistema de salud es un dolor de cabeza! AFC y Center on Halsted están cambiando esto con #HIVhub

October 22, 2022

El HUB de Coordinación de Recursos de VIH de Chicago (El HUB) es el centro comprensivo de apoyo para navegación del sistema de salud sin importar el estado de VIH.  El HUB es una colaboración entre AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) y Center on Halsted, dedicado a remover barreras para acceder al sistema de salud, facilitar la navegación...
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