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AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The mission of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic.

Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We collaborate with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champion effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.

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AIDS Foundation of Chicago
200 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 1.312.922.2322
Fax: 1.312.922.2916
E-mail: afc_general@aidschicago.org
Web: www.aidschicago.org

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HIV on TV: Why Representation Matters

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Seeking Treatment Beyond Medication

Jamie Braxton's history of medical conditions both linked and unlinked to her HIV treatment can make her medical bills expensive and any assistance she can get with paying those off is a relief.

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The National Movement to Decriminalize HIV Right Across State Lines

"Ending HIV criminalization has always been dear to my heart," says HIV advocate and organizer Chris Wade. "It can happen to anybody at any point in time."

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Remembering Our Seniors on National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

"Many of our seniors are sexually active and vulnerable to the same circumstances of the lack of information and support as the younger and more visible members of the community," Earl Fowlkes writes.

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A Day in the Life of a Case Manager

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Personal Stories

His Lifelong Journey to Being Poz and Proud

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Taking Control of Your Health as a Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Individual

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