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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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Housing Works and Co-Counsel Take Bloomberg to Court Over Proposed AIDS Services Cuts

Housing Works announced today that it has filed a motion in federal court for a temporary restraining order against New York City and New York State in an effort to halt the implementation of devastating proposed cuts to the city's HIV/AIDS Services ...

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Breaking News: Matt Brune, Head of HASA, Stepping Down

Matt Brune told Housing Works on Thursday that he is stepping down as the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) deputy commissioner. As of June 21, Brune will become the deputy commissioner at the Family Independence Administration.

According to B...

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New York City: AIDS Budget Faces Reduction

AIDS service organizations are bracing for the impact of a proposed New York City budget calling for a 3 percent cut in HIV prevention.

For the fiscal year that begins July 1, the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed a cut of $428,...

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Medicaid Managed Care for People With HIV in New York City

In August, 2010, the Department of Health will begin to expand mandatory managed care enrollment in NYC to Medicaid beneficiaries with HIV. People with HIV who are currently exempt based on their HIV infection will no longer be considered exempt from...

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New York: AIDS Community Resources Seeks State Approval to Give Addicts Clean Syringes

AIDS Community Resources is seeking state approval for a mobile syringe exchange program in Syracuse in a bid to prevent HIV, hepatitis, and other infections among injection drug users (IDUs). Fifteen years ago, ACR's proposal for a fixed-site SEP wa...

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Senate Passes Landmark Bill to Prevent Homelessness Among People With HIV/AIDS

New York, N.Y. -- The New York Senate passed legislation (S.2664/A.2565) today that would create an affordable housing protection for nearly 11,000 low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and their families at risk of becoming homeless. The bill ...

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A Night Out With NYC's Thriving Needle-Exchange Peer Outreach Program

Forrmer sex worker Josie Valentin, in the outreach van. She is a peer outreach worker with CitiWide Harm Reduction.

Last Friday night, CitiWide Harm Reduction's peer outreach worker Josie Valentin handed out syringes, condoms and food to three frien...

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AIDS Housing Advocates Say Cuomo Has a Solid Record

Cuomo cared about HIV/AIDS housing as HUD Secretary.

As the 2010 election heats up, we'll be profiling candidates with regard to their HIV/AIDS records. First up is Andrew Cuomo, who has not even declared his candidacy, but is expected to announce h...

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Ryan White "Care Coordination" Raises Eyebrows

Something's not quite right about the new DOH plan...flickr.com/photos/suzannelong/286406542/

At the last New York City Ryan White planning council meeting in July before the new members take over, the council voted that Ryan White dollars can be us...