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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

  • 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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  • ACTION ALERT: Let’s End the Epidemic!

    ACTION ALERT: Let’s End the Epidemic!

    March 25, 2015

    ACTION ALERT: Tell Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Heastie, and Senate Majority Leader Skelos to prioritize HIV/AIDS funding in the budget.

    Background info: -In June 2013, our community pressured the Governor’s office to create and publicly announce a three-point plan to end the epidemic in New York …

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  • VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF CONDOMS AND SYRINGES

    VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF CONDOMS AND SYRINGES

    March 24, 2015

    CALL-TO-ACTION: Call & Email NY Senators Hannon & Skelos

    We need to send the message to Senators Hannon and Skelos that decriminalizing condoms and syringes is vital to supporting HIV prevention! Please help communicate this message by making a phone call or sending an email as …

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