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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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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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Led by all Black women, AFC’s Care Team consistently goes above and beyond

September 21, 2022

By Livvie Avrick The role of Black women in healthcare often goes unseen and undervalued. At AFC, the impact of Black women cannot be overstated. Take the Care team for example, led by four extraordinary black female-identified leaders, Bashirat Olayanju, Lakethia Patterson, Angela Jordan, and Melanie Cross, these women are critical in keeping the Chicago HIV communities healthy, well, and...
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GTZ-IL awards $200,000 in grants to support ending the HIV epidemic in Illinois

August 30, 2022

This month, Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) and AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) awarded $200,000 to community-based organizations implementing strategies to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. The pool of grants will support goals and alignment with the statewide plan. Each organization will receive an award from $20,000-$40,000 in addition to workforce training and technical assistance.  Six of...
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Caprice Carthans believes transgender health care must be rooted in reality and healing

August 23, 2022

By Indigo Quashie Caprice Carthans is a member of AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Board of Directors and Community Advisory Board (CAB) and fierce advocate for competent transgender health care across the city. As a Black transgender woman herself, Caprice centers her advocacy work around supporting, inspiring, and protecting her communities and the physical spaces they inhabit...
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Meet AFC's new Associate Board members

August 16, 2022

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC)’s Associate Board includes emerging leaders who are passionate in the fight for HIV/AIDS services and prevention in the Chicagoland area. Members of the Associate Board act as ambassadors for AFC by taking part in fundraising, community service and advocacy activities that create health equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and other...
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AFC is seeking candidates for board membership

August 1, 2022

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 Chicago (AFC) is  looking for individuals who can help us achieve our goals of equity and justice by serving on our Board of Directors. ...
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Meet AFC’s new Board and Associate Board members

March 3, 2022

Meet AFC's new Board of Directors members AFC welcomes eight new members to it's board and associate board. Tanya Lopez (she/her/hers) joined the AFC board in 2022. She currently serves as the Director for the Council on Medical Education for the American Medical Association (AMA). Tanya provides leadership in all aspects of the work of the Council, which reviews and proposes...
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“We Stayed Open.” Project Vida utilizes GTZ-IL's Community Grant to support Black Gay, Bisexual men in the face of a pandemic

February 8, 2022

By Indigo Quashie Jerome Montgomery, Executive Director of Project Vida Content warning for topics involving sexual violence and drug abuse. 20 years ago, if you saw Jerome Montgomery, then an electrical engineer and software developer and were told he would become the Executive Director of an organization that fought to support Latino and Black gay, bisexual, and...
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