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Video: AIDS Activists Confront German Ambassador, "Die-in" at Four UN Missions

A day before a crucial United Nations meeting that will influence the future of the global AIDS epidemic, activists charged through New York City, holding a marathon "die-in" at several UN missions.

"At such a critical time, it's really important th...

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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, ...

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Housing

Advocates Angry Over HASA Advisory Board Delays

Budget cuts aren't the only way the Bloomberg administration is seeking to unravel New York City's AIDS services safety net. Turns out the mayor's office has stalled the meeting of a legally mandated advisory board that provides policy recommendation...

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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...

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Video: New York Remembers Chloe Dzubilo, Trans Rebel With a Cause

Earlier this month, the HIV community said goodbye to long-time HIV/AIDS and transgender activist Chloe Dzubilo. Known as a fierce activist, she was a leader in advocacy efforts for transgender sex workers and HIV-affected children, and frequently hi...

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Video: At MoMA Show, Transgender Models Storm Runway

The music room at Housing Works' East New York clinic became a high fashion dressing room last night; the cafeteria became a runway; and nine women in our Transgender Transitional Housing Program exploded down the catwalk in front of a roaring crowd....

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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...

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NYC's Top HIV Official Ducks Forum on Graphic AIDS Campaign

The debate rages on over a controversial New York City HIV awareness campaign aimed at gay men that has angered many HIV/AIDS activists. Blayne Cutler, M.D., Ph.D., the city's director of HIV prevention, defended the campaign at a recent community fo...

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NYC Health Department Takes Grisly HIV Campaign to the Subway

The NYC health department announced this morning that it's taking its latest HIV campaign -- that's the fear-mongering one that lit up so much controversy in December -- to the subway.

At the same time, to address concerns provoked by the campaign, ...

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Egypt

Mubarak's AIDS Legacy: Torture, Deportation and Arrest for HIV-Positive People

In Egypt, the victims of Hosni Mubarak's 30-year autocratic rule haven't just been government dissenters -- they've also been people living with HIV.

While receiving a hefty amount of U.S. foreign aid, Egypt has conducted mass deportations of HIV-po...