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New York City

Since our founding in 1990, we have been at the forefront of advocacy efforts to ensure that New York City provides housing and related supportive services to low-income and homeless New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. We closely track the city agency charged with overseeing subsidies for poor New Yorkers with AIDS, the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), and we push for improvements and expansion of HASA services.

Every year, we doggedly lobby the mayor and city council to make the best funding decisions around HIV prevention and care, especially for those most at-risk: drug users, transgender people, people of color, the poor, the homeless, and those with mental illnesses. Sometimes our lobbying takes the form of rallies, protests, and creative civil disobedience actions.

AIDS Issues Update Blog

  • We Stand with Michael Johnson: HIV is Not A Crime

    We Stand with Michael Johnson: HIV is Not A Crime

    May 21, 2015

    HIV and Justice Organizations Stand with Michael Johnson and All Black Gay Men, and Condemn Laws Criminalizing HIV-Positive Status

    As organizations committed to human rights, social justice, and dignity for people living with and vulnerable to HIV, we release this statement in solidarity with Black gay …

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  • ACTION ALERT: PASS THE HEALTHY TEENS ACT NOW!

    ACTION ALERT: PASS THE HEALTHY TEENS ACT NOW!

    May 20, 2015

    Your voices make a difference, and we need your help today in asking NY Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and NY Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to bring the Healthy Teens Act to a vote! Your calls, emails, and social media posts support the Ending the Epidemic …

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  • ACTION ALERT: BRING GENDA TO A VOTE!

    ACTION ALERT: BRING GENDA TO A VOTE!

    May 15, 2015

    Your voices make a difference, and we need your help in asking NY Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and NY Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to bring the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act (GENDA) to a vote!

    GENDA would provide basic civil rights to transgender and gender non-conforming …

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