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COVID-19 Resource Center

April 3, 2020

AFC continues to prioritize the health of its staff, clients and community. As such, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Center for Housing and Health staff members are working remotely as a cautionary response to the coronavirus. We have significantly limited onsite business at our physical office location at 200 W. Monroe St in Chicago.  Unless you have a confirmed appointment, please do...
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Censual Healing: Why LGBTQ+ folks need to get counted in 2020

April 1, 2020

It’s almost Census time, and while it might seem scary, the Census is important, safe, and easier to complete than you may think. by Anthony Ruth In 2010, Dan Savage started “It Gets Better,” Lady Gaga wore the meat dress, Oprah still had her daytime talk show, and everyone with a smartphone—which wasn’t yet everyone—was playing Angry Birds....
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AFC seeks Board members to help achieve our mission

March 12, 2020

Are you interested in creating equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions? If the answer is yes, we have just the volunteer opportunity for you!  AIDS Foundation of Chicago is seeking candidates for Board membership. We’re looking for individuals who can help us achieve our goals of equity and justice by serving on the Board of Directors...
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AFC remembers Chicago leader Marc Loveless

March 10, 2020

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC)’s Board and staff send our deepest condolences to Marc Loveless’s family and friends. Chicago has lost an unstoppable advocate, champion for the voiceless and fierce fighter for justice. Marc was everywhere, seemingly at once. Just last week, Marc was at AFC’s Annual Meeting cheering us on. Marc will long be remembered for his incredible...
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Turning Point: remarks from President/CEO John Peller at 2019 annual meeting

March 10, 2020

AFC's 2019 Annual Report: Turning Point Review photos from the event Hi, everyone! Thank you all so much for coming out tonight, and thank you, Terri, for introducing me and for stepping up to lead our Board. You and I have run, swum and biked together through our endurance event program TEAM TO END AIDS so many times, and I’m glad to be alongside you on this new journey...
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AFC embraces Black AIDS Institute’s We the People Plan

March 8, 2020

On this year’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb. 7, the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) released We the People — a sweeping, national, Black-led plan to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) enthusiastically endorses the Black AIDS Institute’s plan and commits to supporting BAI in implementing the plan through AFC’s statewide efforts...
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When 150 housing clients faced transition, AFC and people-of-color-led partners provided uninterrupted support

February 27, 2020

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) successfully transferred 150 supportive housing clients from a partner agency refocusing their work in this arena to six organizations that would continue to provide individualized support. The AFC Housing team worked for 8 months to prepare new case managers to support their new clients and ensure that clients could stay in their homes.   “Our...
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Public charge rule goes into effect, invites discriminatory restrictions on dreams of permanent residency

February 24, 2020

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is disheartened by today’s news regarding the Trump Administration’s dangerous public charge rule . The U.S. Supreme Court’s dissolution of the Illinois statewide injunction, which prevented the new public charge rule from going into effect, now invites discriminatory restrictions on immigrants’ pathway to a green card.  As...
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Sexperts! Know your options for HIV prevention (and share the good news)

February 20, 2020

Picture it: Last weekend, something joyfully unexpected happened — you had an amazing sexual encounter! Perhaps you had condomless sex and you aren’t 100% sure what your partner’s HIV status is. Maybe you are living with HIV and are worried about transmitting the virus to your partner, who doesn’t have HIV.  Thankfully, you have options to prevent a possible...
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Viiv Healthcare reports on successes in AFC’s program for cis- and trans- women of color living with HIV

February 7, 2020

The Women’s Connection, led by AIDS Foundation of Chicago, is a community-driven network of women in Chicago that collectively works to identify strategies to increase the engagement of women of color in the HIV continuum of care. This project is a part of ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action for Women initiative to develop innovative community collaborations to break down isolation and...
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