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Housing

Police Arrest Housing Works CEO Charles King, Sen. Tom Duane and Others in Protest Targeting N.Y. Governor

Calling on Gov. David Paterson to pass a critical AIDS housing bill before he leaves office, 18 New York AIDS activists sat down on Broadway today, blocking traffic at Barclay Avenue and refusing to move before police arrested them and hauled them aw...

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Haiti

In Haiti, Health Conference Gets an Emotional Start

Port-au-Prince -- Haitian AIDS activists from the country's grassroots organization PHAP+ interrupted the first day of a health conference here by raising their voices in song, altering the words of traditional beggar's chant to call for ramped up AI...

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ADAP

Threatened With Protest, Reid Staffer Meets With Women AIDS Advocates

Faced with the threat of a group of angry women AIDS advocates protesting outside his door on Friday, Sen. Harry Reid sent a staffer to discuss the group's concerns, forestalling the protest.

The women, who had gathered in Reno for the first Women's...

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Housing

HASA Agrees to Discuss AIDS Housing Problems; Protesters Deliver Grievances to Doar

Marking the opening of a campaign to get the floundering HIV/AIDS Services Administration to better serve its clients, more than 60 people marched to the administration's door this morning to deliver their grievances in person.

"The treatment of HAS...

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Housing

Facing an Impossible Bureaucracy, HASA Clients Speak Out

They knew the eviction notice was coming, but when it did, it hit Richard Huddleston and Nelson Alston like a rock. They owed nearly $3,000 in unpaid rent, according to the letter.

"It was appalling," said Alston, 49. "Of course I was worried, I've ...

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Housing

New York: HASA Report Downplays Egregious Delays, Growing SRO Crisis

New York City AIDS advocates would have been laughing at last week's annual HIV/AIDS Services Administration report -- if they hadn't been so angry.

The gaps in the report only reinforce the agency's years-long refusal to address the same persistent...

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ADAP

With AIDS Drug Access Crisis Growing, Activists Descend on White House

Nearly 50 people from around the nation descended on the White House at noon today, demanding the president find a solution to the nation's swelling AIDS drug access crisis.

Waving posters that spelled out protest messages in neon orange pill bottle...

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News

Delayed State Funding Sends Many New York AIDS Nonprofits Into Panic

Tens of millions of dollars in stalled payments from New York State have paralyzed hundreds of organizations that provide essential services to the neediest New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.

Meanwhile, none of the three state bodies charged with pro...

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Incarcerated People

In the South, HIV Prison Discrimination Charges On

AIDS advocates have hailed a recent decision in Michigan to overturn a policy that prevented HIV-positive inmates from working in food service positions, often the most coveted jobs in the state's prison system.

The sad truth, though, is that Michig...

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New York

In New York, Needle Exchange Law a True Grassroots Victory

It's a storyline we don't hear often: Drug users, empowered, lobby politicians and create change.

This is exactly, however, what happened this summer. When a state syringe access bill passed this July, it was a victory achieved not only by HIV/AIDS ...