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An Activist's Welcome -- And a Friendly Challenge -- to NYC's New HIV Head Img

An Activist's Welcome -- And a Friendly Challenge -- to NYC's New HIV Head

If NYC's new HIV/AIDS leader applies his "willingness to challenge orthodoxies and natural media savvy" to HIV testing, the results could make NYC a world model, says a longtime activist.

The Five Pillars: A Plan to End the AIDS Epidemic in New York State Img

The Five Pillars: A Plan to End the AIDS Epidemic in New York State

Less than two years after AIDS was first identified, New York State took the lead in the fight against the epidemic when Governor Mario Cuomo signed Executive Order 15 on May 16, 1983, establishing an Interagency Task Force on AIDS. Within two months...

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New York Deal With Gilead Lowers Cost of State-Purchased HIV Drugs

This article was reported by Times Union.

The Times Union reported that New York State is one step closer to its goal of reducing HIV infection among residents, thanks to an agreement between the state and a major pharmaceutical company to provide a...

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Condom Use Lowest in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, N.Y.: Health Department Survey

This article was reported by Metro New York.

Metro New York reported that a recent New York City Health Department survey found that the majority of New Yorkers have sex without condoms, with the lowest use rate occurring in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Th...

HIV Prevention Is the Surest Way to Fight AIDS Img

HIV Prevention Is the Surest Way to Fight AIDS

ACT UP was at the forefront of treatment activism at the beginning of the epidemic. Now, almost thirty years later, prevention is at the forefront of their agenda, two members say.

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Toward a Plan to End AIDS in New York State

Beginning in January 2013, a coalition of New York HIV/AIDS leaders came together to begin a series of discussions to reenvision the state's HIV/AIDS response. The goal was to encourage the state government to develop a New York State plan to end AI...

As HIV Prevention Money Shrinks, Who Will Save Young Gay Men of Color? Img

As HIV Prevention Money Shrinks, Who Will Save Young Gay Men of Color?

In the face of the sequester, and as rates of HIV infection among young gay men continue to rise, how can we go about helping this generation face the looming threat of HIV?

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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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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...

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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...