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HIV/AIDS Community Spotlight: People Who Made a Difference in 2011

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Naina Khanna: Ensuring That Positive Women Get Their Due by Any Means Necessary The Positive Justice Project: Trying to Decriminalize HIV, One Case at a Time Ingrid Floyd: Meeting Harlem and the South Bronx Where They Are With ...

By Julie Turkewitz, Kellee Terrell and Olivia G. Ford
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Trans Actress Goes From AIDS Street Outreach to Indie Darling

In the critically acclaimed new film Gun Hill Road, Harmony Santana shines as Michael/Vanessa, a Bronx teen who is transitioning into a woman and whose ex-con machismo father refuses to accept it. In this article from Housing Works, Santana, who is a...

By Julie Turkewitz for Housing Works
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Video: AIDS Activists Occupy Mississippi Statehouse Grounds, Protesting Conditions for People With HIV

Jackson, Miss. -- Activists from AIDS Action in Mississippi (AAIM) staged a civil disobedience protest on the grounds of the Mississippi statehouse today. The action was intended to call attention to the dismal state of AIDS services in Mississippi, ...

By Julie Turkewitz for Housing Works
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Housing Works Latino AIDS Exec "Comes Out"!

It was an emotional disclosure for Miguel Mendez, Housing Works' senior vice president for operations.

Standing in front of hundreds of peers last week at the Reunión Latina 2011, a yearly training convention for New York Latinos working to fight HI...

By Julie Turkewitz for Housing Works
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I Do! Three Medicaid Reform Proposals We'd Say Yes To

The Update continues its analysis of the New York State Medicaid reform proposals and how they affect low-income New Yorkers, especially those living with HIV.

While we've criticized the reform process and scrutinized a few potentially harmful propo...

By Julie Turkewitz for Housing Works
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Can Medicaid Reform Happen in a New York Minute?

New Yorkers talk fast, walk fast and eat fast. And some seem to believe they can do something else fast -- jump-start a serious overhaul of the state's budget-eating Medicaid program by spending less than two months soliciting reform ideas from inter...

By Julie Turkewitz for Housing Works
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Video and Photos: Haiti Earthquake Anniversary March and Rally in NYC

With tears literally frozen to their faces, hundreds of Haitians and their allies marched through Manhattan today, marking the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti last January.

"One year later, with all the people walking th...

By Julie Turkewitz for Housing Works
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2010's AIDS Heroes and Villains: Unknown Crusaders and Thorny Foes

As we approached the end of the year, the Update conducted an entirely unscientific survey of AIDS activists in an effort to bring you, loyal readers, a list of 2010's most important unsung AIDS heroes and all-too-familiar villains.

Our heroes recei...

By Julie Turkewitz for Housing Works
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Video: Nine Arrested During World AIDS Day Bloomberg Bagel Breakfast Boycott

Dec. 1, World AIDS Day -- Police arrested nine Housing Works AIDS activists wearing giant bagel costumes outside New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's annual World AIDS Day Bagel Breakfast at the Brooklyn Public Library this morning.

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By Julie Turkewitz for Housing Works
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Mayor Backs Down From Illegal Staff Cuts; HASA Saved

In a quick legal victory for clients of the city's HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), counsel representing Mayor Bloomberg announced today that the mayor has decided to withdraw his proposed massive cuts to that agency.

"This is wonderful news...

By Julie Turkewitz for Housing Works