The END AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition released a consensus statement on viral load suppression, which affirms the message of Undetectable=Untransmittable in conjunction with Prevention Access Campaign’s U=U initiative. To celebrate, the Coalition, along with the New York City Health Department hosted a rally & dance party on Sunday, April 23rd, DJ’d by Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Acting Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control at the New York City Health Department. Check out the photo album from the U=U Dance Party to End HIV Stigma, and read the consensus statement below!
New York State Consensus Statement on …
Posted on April 23, 2017 at 3:23 pm
Spring is finally, nearly, almost, just about, I-swear-I’m-not-cold-without-my-jacket here! With the warm weather and clear skies, we’re exciting to be celebrating the best season with an incredible line-up of events for the end of April and all throughout May.
Tonight, graphic artist Kristen Radtke launches her debut book, with a conversation with Mira Jacob. On Monday, April 24, we welcome Michael Eric Dyson and the New Republic for a special conversation on this book, Tears We Cannot Stop. Next Wednesday, April 26, BuzzFeed culture writer Doree Shafrir launches her debut novel Startup with The New York Times’ Jenna Wortham.
Looking ahead, save the date for PEN World Voices 2017: Gender & Power, the acclaimed festival of international literature. …
Posted on April 18, 2017 at 6:36 pm
Guest Post by Charles King, President and CEO of Housing Works
Today, an important new rule went into effect in New York State, which will allow minors to consent to HIV treatment and prevention! This is a significant victory for our Ending the Epidemic Efforts.
The way the Department of Health achieved this was in two steps. First, last year, in an effort to allow minors to consent to HPV vaccination, the regulations governing sexually transmitted infections was changed to allow any minor who has been exposed to an STI to consent to testing and treatment for any and all STI’s. Because HPV is so prevalent, any minor who is sexually active is presumed to be exposed to HPV, …
Posted on April 12, 2017 at 5:48 pm
CALL-TO-ACTION: Congress Spring Recess & Affordable Care
Congratulations! We have won the first battle of the Trump Era in the struggle to save and build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)!
Congress couldn’t muster a majority to steal health care from millions of voters. We mobilized and stopped the Trump agenda in its tracks. A huge thank-you to every person who has marched, attended a town hall, visited your congressperson, made phone calls and sent emails. People power is what stopped the ACA repeal, and even ultra-conservative members of Congress had to shift their positions when faced with the people who mobilized to challenge them in their home districts.
But that was only the first act. We cannot stop now. The …
Posted on April 6, 2017 at 11:23 am
Guest post by Jillian Faison, Housing Works’ Director of New York State Governmental Affairs
This weekend organizers and community members from Housing Works, Fourth Family Inc., Citizen Action, and Youth Represent gathered in the Capitol during the annual Somos el Futuro conference to express their support for Speaker Heastie’s “raise the age” proposal, which would raise the age of criminal responsibility to eighteen.
50 of us marched through the concourse but as we chanted, and we were joined by many of the people attending the conference in our cry “What do we want? RAISE THE AGE! And When do we want it? NOW!” Our group marched to the Speaker Heastie’s open house where he came and addressed our group. …
Posted on March 31, 2017 at 3:27 pm
A message from Housing Works President and CEO Charles King
After Donald Trump’s election, I wrote to remind all of you of our history of turning defeat into victory by coming together and fighting for what we believe in. The first two months of this Administration have been scary. But it has brought us and other people of good will closer together as we have organized, rallied, and fought.
Today’s victory could not be sweeter. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald Trump used all of their collective power to pass Trumpcare in the House of Representatives. And they failed! This afternoon Ryan announced he was pulling the bill!
Thank you to every one of you who made phone calls, rallied, marched and talked …
Posted on March 24, 2017 at 5:29 pm
GUEST POST BY JARON BENJAMIN, Housing Works VP for Community Mobilization
Housing Works and Health GAP joined dozens of activists from NJ 11 for Change outside of Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen’s Morristown office to demand their representative change his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and to hold a public town hall to discuss other issues important to his constituents.
NJ 11 for Change has demonstrated outside of their congressman’s office every Friday this year, and the snow and cold temperatures didn’t stop them from hosting the weekly protest to make their demands. Most of the activists made their way into the office to voice their concerns about changes to healthcare.
Among the activists was Thomas Howe, a retired physician …
Posted on March 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm
We’ve been seriously missing our incredible comedy show around the bookstore, and can’t wait for 2017’s first show happening tonight! Our freewheeling and unleashed comedy night is hosted by the one and only Jo Firestone (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Punderdome 3000) and tonight we’ll feature sets from Kate Willet (Comedy Central), Emmy Blotnick (Comedy Central), Langston Kerman (HBO’s Insecure), Chris Gethard (Upcoming HBO Special). Tickets include a free beer or wine. Join us for comedy at its finest, promising unpredictable performances, interactive bits, and surprise special guests!
And don’t forget, 100% of the proceeds for Loose go to the lifesaving services we provide to homeless and at-risk New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Tickets & more info at …
Posted on March 9, 2017 at 12:24 am