HCV advocacy in Illinois
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago has mobilized community partners and health care providers to advocate for fair access to hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment. Recent successes include expansion of the eligible pool of people living with HCV who can access treatment through Illinois Medicaid, garnering support around letters to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and more.
Letter to Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America about HCV treatment access in Illinois, Oct. 23, 2017
Follow-up letter to Commissioner Norwood about changing the prior authorization for HCV treatment in Illinois, Oct. 23, 2017
Second follow-up letter to Commissioner Norwood about changing the prior authorization for HCV treatment in Illinois, Nov. 2, 2017
Pride Action Tank is a new, results-driven group that addresses challenges facing individuals and groups within LGBTQ+ communities through a collaborative process of inquiry, advocacy and action. The work of Pride Action Tank focuses on six overlapping issue areas: housing, health, safety, financial security, youth and aging.
Continuing our history of championing new HIV prevention methods, we began Project RSP!, a Chicago-based initiative to educate our communities about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a new FDA-approved method of HIV prevention that involves taking a pill every day. We provide a platform for the voices of those who have chosen to use PrEP to prevent HIV infection, and to share accurate PrEP information with health care providers and other allies.