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  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Janie SImmons

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Janie SImmons Who:

    Janie Simmons

    Connection to Housing Works:

    I’m a friend/collaborator in HIV prevention. I work at the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) as an ethnographer and Principal Investigator specializing in HIV and overdose prevention. In addition, I am the ethnographer for the Magnetic Couples Study, the first pre-exposure prophylaxis …

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    August 30, 2016

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Heidi Tannenbaum

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Heidi Tannenbaum Who:

    Heidi Tannenbaum

    Connection to Housing Works:

    former Manager of Housing Works Bookstore Café

    Number of Years Doing BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    2016 will be year 4.

    Why BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    It’s activism on wheels. It’s community. It’s pushing my physical limits beyond where I thought they could go. It’s honoring those …

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    August 26, 2016

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Nestor Ramos

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Nestor Ramos Who:

    Nestor Ramos

    Connection to Housing Works:

    Housing Works Facilities Manager. Working for the Housing Department for Housing Works, I see firsthand the day-to-day struggles of our clients living with HIV/AID. Hopefully, one day soon we can get rid of this epidemic once and for all.

    Number of Years Doing …

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    August 23, 2016

  • Ervin Rogers nominated for Patient Advocate Award!

    Ervin Rogers nominated for Patient Advocate Award!

    Remedy Health Media with New York City Health Business Leaders (NYCHBL) are recognizing the Best of the Best in the digital health field with an award! Housing Works’ own Ervin Rogers was nominated in the category of Patient Advocate, dedicated to recognize “those who have gone above and beyond to share …

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    August 19, 2016

  • How You Can Support the Housing Works Team for BRAKING AIDS Ride 2016

    How You Can Support the Housing Works Team for BRAKING AIDS Ride 2016

    Guest blog post by Housing Works President and CEO Charles King

    This past June marked the 35th anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America. Three and a half decades later, we are still fighting for rights, respect, and our very lives. But during that time, there has been progress and a genuine sea …

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    August 18, 2016

  • Report back from IAC: Guest Blog by Paris Milane

    Report back from IAC: Guest Blog by Paris Milane

    Housing Works sent a delegation to the International AIDS conference, which is happening this week in Durban, South Africa. The following is a reflection by Housing Works community member and conference participant, Paris Milane.

    When one hopes for a better life, all possibilities available seem tempting. Many who find themselves oppressed …

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    July 18, 2016

  • Housing Works on PBS NewsHour

    Housing Works on PBS NewsHour

    Housing Works was featured on PBS NewsHour this week, the third of a six-part series on the end of AIDS. The segment focused on New York and featured Housing Works, Charles King, and Housing Works’ Cylar House Community Health Center. Check it out!

    WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

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    July 15, 2016

  • NYC Black Lives Matter Demonstration

    NYC Black Lives Matter Demonstration

    New York, NY—Housing Works is grateful to all the people from our community—Housing Works staff, clients, volunteers, supporters, and allies—who came out to march with us at the July 7 Black Lives Matter demonstration.

    The evening rally and march were peaceful and non-violent, but very disruptive, as we marched from …

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    July 7, 2016

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