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Out of the Spotlight, the Quiet Spread of HIV in Haiti

What Liesl Gerntholtz remembers most about Haiti in the early days after the quake was the darkness. In camps set haphazardly around the country, night came suddenly and electricity was sparse.

"If you walked around the camps, you wouldn't need me t...

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Housing Works Response and Recommendations Regarding the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Housing Works welcomes the introduction of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States (NHAS). We have been part of a long line of advocates and activists who have been fighting since before the 2008 election for a plan that addresses ending...

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Would President Wyclef Jean Make HIV/AIDS a Priority?

With rumors spreading that Haitian-born, Brooklyn-bred hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean might run for Haiti's top political spot, we have to ask: Can we trust a President Jean to push HIV/AIDS to the forefront of the nation's recovery plan?

We'd like to t...

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Personal Stories

Youth Say It Loud: We're the Next AIDS Fighters!

When Anthony Roberts Jr. signed up for last year's Youth Action Institute, the Campaign to End AIDS' annual six-day youth education conference, he didn't know much about HIV. He just knew that he had to take action: Four of his friends -- a college r...

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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...

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Victories for Transgender Advocates; Next Up -- Passing GENDA

Finally, New York transgender advocates can claim some victories.

It's been a tricky legislative session for transgendered individuals and their allies, who thought this would be the year the state Senate passed GENDA, years-old legislation that wou...

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Incarcerated People

Serving Double Time for HIV Non-Disclosure: Can It Happen in New York?

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's decision to use a state sex-offender law to keep Nushawn Williams in prison -- despite Williams' having served his full 12-year-term -- has set off alarm bells for AIDS advocates and civil rights experts.

In 1997, hea...