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



    April 8, 2015

    THANK YOU to everyone who responded to our Action Alerts last week! Your hard work paid off! Your advocacy made a big impact on the budget’s implementation of the plan to End the AIDS Epidemic in New York.

    Partial Victories on Decriminalizing Condoms & Syringes …

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  • HIV Outbreak in Indiana, Governor Implements Needle Exchange

    HIV Outbreak in Indiana, Governor Implements Needle Exchange

    April 6, 2015

    The state of Indiana is facing the worst HIV outbreak in its history. As the Washington Post reports, “Since the first diagnosis in mid-December, the number of infected there and in the surrounding region has skyrocketed — 26 by the beginning of March, 72 as of …

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  • ACTION ALERT: Support Community Healthcare!

    ACTION ALERT: Support Community Healthcare!

    March 26, 2015

    ACTION ALERT! Tell Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Heastie, and Senate Majority Leader Skelos to remove the proposed 340b language from the NYS budget!

    Ending AIDS requires maintaining government support for community health care. Congress enacted the 340B drug-pricing law to enable covered entities, including federally …

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