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Death Does Not Equal Silence

"The lethargy and apathy we may see now around HIV/AIDS is in part of Koch's legacy," Visual AIDS writes about former New York City mayor Ed Koch, who passed away last month. "People in power like Koch and Reagan made it OK to say and do nothing for ...

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The AIDS Community Needs Answers: NYC Budget Proposes Major HASA Changes

Two days ago, Mayor Bloomberg released the first draft of the city's FY2014 budget, which will go into effect July 1st, 2013. And true to form, Bloomberg's proposed budget includes new cuts to HIV/AIDS programs, which mimics his pattern of cutting mi...

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

At the end of this year, I will finish my final term as a New York State Senator. I was first elected to the Senate in 1998, after serving in the New York City Council for seven years. I have worked hard to represent my community and constituents on ...

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Tom Duane Announces Retirement and Housing Works Says Thank You

Tom Duane, our beloved New York Senator and long time ally of Housing Works is retiring after 14 years.

We salute you Tom Duane! Thank you for your courage, audacity, and conviction as a public politician championing our fight to end HIV/AIDS, the d...

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Freeport, N.Y., Community Heads Off Planned Needle-Exchange Program

Although a nonprofit serving HIV-positive Long Islanders identified Freeport's need for a needle-exchange program (NEP), community opposition will keep the group out of the village.

The Lindenhurst-based Long Island Minority AIDS Coalition (LIMAC) d...

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Syracuse, N.Y.: Clean Needles Provided to Reduce Disease in Drug Users

Syracuse-based AIDS Community Resources says its needle-exchange program, which uses a van to visit areas where drug users are known to congregate, has provided syringes for 90 people a week since January. A $235,000 grant from the state Department o...

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Robert Vazquez-Pacheco on Race, ACT UP and Why Older HIV/AIDS Leaders Need to Pass the Torch

Robert Vazquez-Pacheco, former member of the world-changing HIV/AIDS advocacy group ACT UP, discusses the organization's biggest achievements, the historic race and class tensions between its members, and the need for older leaders in the HIV/AIDS mo...

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BET Network Will Bring HIV/AIDS Forum to Syracuse, N.Y.

Black Entertainment Television will bring its award-winning "Rap-It-Up Teen Forum" on HIV/AIDS and STDs to Syracuse's Southwest Community Center on April 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. For 10 years, BET has worked with the Kaiser Health Foundation to present th...

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Palma, AIDS Activists Attack Bloomberg AIDS Funding Cuts

With a month to go before Mayor Bloomberg must finalize the city budget, AIDS activists sent up a rallying cry outside City Hall this morning, demanding the mayor take more than $5 million in cuts off the table.

"In this city, in one of the richest ...

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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...