The next steps towards Ending the AIDS Epidemic in New York State by 2020 are underway. A series of statewide regional discussions are being scheduled to engage community partners in moving the Ending the Epidemic Blueprint into Action! Participants will receive updated information about HIV/AIDS in their regions, have an opportunity to provide input on identified service gaps in their regions, and participate in discussions about Ending the Epidemic. Below is a list of scheduled meetings along with links to RSVP.
Syracuse August 3 (RSVP by 7/31)
Buffalo August 12 (RSVP by 8/5)
Rochester August 13 (RSVP by 8/6)
Albany August 18 (RSVP by 8/11)
Elizabeth Koke--> on August 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm
Put the “Public” Back in Public Health:
ACT UP Town Hall on the Closure of the Chelsea STD Clinic
Tuesday, September 1st at 6:30 PM
The LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street, Room 301
New York, NY 10011
On the evening of September 1st, ACT UP/New York and the Treatment Action Group (TAG) are co-sponsoring a community forum on the poorly planned closure of the Chelsea STD Clinic and the future of HIV and STD testing in New York City. In March, the NYS health Department shut down its Chelsea STD Clinic for two to three years of renovations without forewarning the community or providing for replacement services.
The Chelsea …
Posted on August 26, 2015 at 3:57 pm
Our second favorite time of the year is here (we’re partial to spring, sorry) Best of FALL! Beginning this at noon this Saturday at our Soho and all September long we’re completely clearing out our shops and restocking them with fall apparel, accessories, shoes, art and more. Best yet, all prices are well below retail – from 40 – 80% off.
Here’s but a sample of what’s in store: Stella McCartney knit sweater for $125 (approximate retail $1,140), Chanel Metallic Leather Frock Coat for $585 (approximate retail $4,750), Valentino Ornate Pumps for $155 (approximate retail $995), Rebecca Taylor Purple Leather dress for $85 (approximate retail $475) and much much more.
Best of Fall party! Thursday, September 10th …
Posted on August 21, 2015 at 3:53 pm
Poz Magazine, the groundbreaking and award-winning magazine for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, chose the Housing Works Undetectables program for the cover story of their September issue! The article features interviews with Undetectables program participants London Gray, Benjamin Ball, Adonis Porch, and Ervin Rogers (who were turned into superhero versions of themselves for the magazine cover by Undetecables comic book illustrator Rafa Alvarez!).
In the issue’s letter from the editor, Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. writes, “Living long-term with HIV is heroic all by itself. Overcoming related health problems is more than enough of a battle, let alone the stigma and discrimination that often surface.” Go pick up a copy for yourself! Or take a look at the issue …
Posted on August 18, 2015 at 4:01 pm
On Friday, August 7th, members of the Youth Action Institute (YAI), a group consisting of young HIV/AIDS activists from the U.S. and Trinidad organized a civil rights protest on Wallstreet to address issues such as condom/syringe criminalization, HIV criminalization, and efficient implementation of sex education in public schools in the city.
“We want to get the people of color in burdened communities talking and involved with the issues they face as symptoms of gentrification striving for solutions, especially the youth. The youth are affected by homelessness, low wages, debt , and inefficient healthcare; HIV/AIDS being a byproduct of that and as youth, we care, and we matter,” says Cedric McClain, YAI 2015 participant.
YAI, was developed in 2005 as …
Posted on August 12, 2015 at 1:44 pm
We are finishing up this summer with some serious fun at the bookstore. Tomorrow night, we’re hosting Praytell for the launch of their new literary magazine Radiator. Next week, we have two back to back extra-fun events for those looking for a cold beer and good entertainment: Tuesday, August 18, HuffPost Books, Electric Literature, and BOMB Magazine are back with the third installment of their trivia night. This event is usually at capacity, so we recommend arriving early to score a seat and form your team. And on Thursday, August 19, Ask Roulette is back with Starlee Kine, James Hamblin, and more. Ask Roulette is a conversation series that pairs strangers on stage to ask each other any question they want. Tickets are almost …
Posted on August 11, 2015 at 5:27 pm
Guest post by Carmelita Cruz, Director of New York State Advocacy & Organizing
On Monday, the first of a series of regional Ending the Epidemic discussions took place in Syracuse New York. Data tells us that approximately 300 people remain undiagnosed in the Central NY region and approximately 500 remain out of care in the region. These numbers are not so extraordinary that it is impossible to combat.
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, who served as a keynote speaker, announced the formation of a local Task Force, chaired by Sue McMahon from her administration, dedicated to implementing the Blueprint and ending the epidemic in the Syracuse/Central NY region.
Housing Works applauds the Mayor for her bold steps in committing to end the epidemic in her …
Posted on August 4, 2015 at 11:27 am
Every August, New Yorkers flee the city for, essentially, anywhere else. We think our events this month might just compel folks to stick around – even in these dog days of summer. First off, we’re celebrating our supporters all August long with our thrice yearly member appreciation month. Advocate Member level and above get 10% off every purchase every day this month and 25% off Sundays (every month), join today and get 30% off your first purchase.
This Saturday, go to the head of the class with West Village’s Back to School sale featuring apparel, accessories and school supplies.The same day, get an A in accessorizing at Broadway & 96’s Sparkle and Shine jewelry event.
On Monday, …
Posted on August 3, 2015 at 1:26 pm