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HASA Changes Housing Policies Again, Marking Fourth Change in Over Two Years

Over the last few months, there have been a lot of rumors about HASA changing its housing policies, including word from CBOs and case managers that leases for one-bedroom apartments were no longer being accepted, making it dangerously difficult for p...

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Trends of HIV/AIDS Prevalence Among NYC's Transgender Population

With an HIV/AIDS prevalence rate five times greater than the general population, it is no stretch to note that transgender individuals are particularly vulnerable to the disease. And research recently released by the New York City Department of Healt...

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PACHA Releases Recommendations to Curb Spread of HIV/AIDS Among Transgender People

Recently the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) released recommendations on how to address the high rates of HIV/AIDS among transgender communities.

The fifteen recommendations are derived from the ways that discrimination against tra...

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Ryan White Getting Set for Fifth Reauthorization

The Ryan White Program, the country's largest HIV-specific grant program and third largest federal funding source for HIV/AIDS healthcare, is set to expire in its current form on September 30, 2013. Over half a million people are estimated to receive...

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We Must Act Now to Save the NYS AIDS Institute

Last week we reported that the New York State budget is proposing cutting the State's Office of Public Health by $70 million dollars, and subsequently, a near $12 million dollar cut to the AIDS Institute.

This proposed cut to the AIDS institute is e...

On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Report on Incarceration Illuminates Barrier to Treatment Img
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On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Report on Incarceration Illuminates Barrier to Treatment

African Americans make up 14 percent of the U.S. population, but comprise nearly half of its new HIV infections each year. One of the major prevention and treatment challenges is the high rate of incarceration among black men, women and youth.

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Even Without FY14 Reductions, Brooklyn Already Feeling Effects of Previous HIV/AIDS Cuts

While the $10 million dollar cut to the AIDS Institute, the $1.1 billion cut to Medicaid funding, and the changes to NYC's HASA policies scheduled for FY14 aren't even activated yet, New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and AIDS service organizations are...

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The AIDS Community Needs Answers: NYC Budget Proposes Major HASA Changes

Two days ago, Mayor Bloomberg released the first draft of the city's FY2014 budget, which will go into effect July 1st, 2013. And true to form, Bloomberg's proposed budget includes new cuts to HIV/AIDS programs, which mimics his pattern of cutting mi...

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People Living With HIV/AIDS Should Take Extra Precautions This Flu Season

Guest blog post from Housing Works' CEO and President Charles King

Dear Housing Works Clients and Staff,

On Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a flu emergency in New York State. This is in response to epidemic levels of flu across the nation ...

_Newsweek_'s Last Article on AIDS Breaks "AIDS Fatigue," but Is Racially & Historically Problematic Img

Newsweek's Last Article on AIDS Breaks "AIDS Fatigue," but Is Racially & Historically Problematic

"In the last printed issue of Newsweek magazine ... columnist David Ansen talks about the effects the AIDS pandemic had on artists throughout the '70s and '80s," Sunny Bjerk writes for Black AIDS Institute. "But we should approach Ansen's article c...