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  • AIDS Will Only End When…

    AIDS Will Only End When…

    The graphic above was originally shared on the Housing Works Facebook page and comes via Housing Works Senior Vice President of Development and Marketing Andrew Greene, who is at the International AIDS Conference 2014 (AIDS 2014) this week in Melbourne, Australia.

    HIV & Social Drivers

    The nine items completing that opening phrase “AIDS Will Only End When…” are the kinds of things that Housing Works President & CEO Charles King is referring to when he says we will only end AIDS when we address the social drivers of the disease.

    What does that mean exactly? In brief, it means that while living a healthy, productive life with HIV is possible when people have been tested and …

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    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm

  • Language Matters: Rochester, NY, Strengthens Protections for Transgender Community

    Language Matters: Rochester, NY, Strengthens Protections for Transgender Community

    Rochester Strengthens Protections for Gender Expression & Identity

    Housing Works is please to report on and praise yet another victory for the transgender community coming from the City of Rochester in New York. On July 22, 2014, Rochester expanded its definition of discrimination in the City Code to include “gender identity and expression.”

    Rochester has already been a longtime leader in the fight for transgender equality—in 2001, it became the first city in New York State to include transgender people in its non-discrimination protections—but this new move by the City Council this week strengthens the current human-right legislation by identifying gender identity and expression directly as being protected by law and is in keeping with other recent legislation in Maryland and the Executive Order protecting …

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    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm

  • Joint Statement: “UNDETECTABLE” VIRAL LOAD—OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL BY 2020!

    Joint Statement: “UNDETECTABLE” VIRAL LOAD—OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL BY 2020!

    The following joint statement was issued and endorsed by more than 30 AIDS organizations on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. A downloadable version of the statement appears at the end of this post.

    Treatment Action Campaign • Treatment Action Group • HIV iBase • International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) • Health GAPAIDS and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa (ARASA) • Asian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (ANP+) • MSF Access Campaign • AfroCAB • International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS East Africa (ICW EA) • AIDS Law Project, Kenya • Housing Works • TASO Uganda • Zimbabwe …

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    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 3:06 pm

  • Report from AIDS 2014: On Peer Syringe Exchange Delivery & On Working Together

    Report from AIDS 2014: On Peer Syringe Exchange Delivery & On Working Together

    Guest blogpost by Rafael Torruella, Executive Director of Intercambios Puerto Rico, a program of Housing Works

    July 20, 2014, Melbourne—Yesterday, after many hours of traveling, I arrived in Melbourne, Australia. Thirteen of us from Housing Works are here, along with hundreds of people from all over the world for the International AIDS Conference 2014 (AIDS 2014). We are here to learn, network, and let others know what we do in our day-to-day lives to fight AIDS, to add our voice to the thousands who look forward to and work towards the end of HIV/AIDS in our lifetime.

    This morning, with only five hours of sleep from last night, still a bit jet-lagged, and trying to get my mind around …

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    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

  • AIDS 2014 Report: Housing Works & Other Activists Demand Undetectable Viral Loads for All By 2020

    AIDS 2014 Report: Housing Works & Other Activists Demand Undetectable Viral Loads for All By 2020

    A special report from International AIDS Conference 2014 (AIDS 2014), Melbourne, Australia, with on-the-ground reporting by Andrew Greene, Housing Works Senior Vice President, Development and Marketing; Joint blogpost by Andrew Greene & Mikola De Roo

    AIDS Advocates Storm the Stage at IAC Panel

    Melbourne, Australia—On Sunday evening, July 20, 2014, the opening night of the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), a vocal group of 50 advocates, including Housing Works clients and staff, staged an action, rushing the stage of an opening conference panel. Participants unfurled a banner reading “LEADERS, COMMIT TO UNDETECTABLE FOR ALL BY 2020” and chanted, “We demand undetectable; inaction is unacceptable,” and “We can’t end AIDS until everyone is undetectable,” resounding …

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    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm

  • AIDS Advocates Bound For IAC/AIDS 2014 Among Those Lost in Crash of Malaysian Flight MH17

    AIDS Advocates Bound For IAC/AIDS 2014 Among Those Lost in Crash of Malaysian Flight MH17

    July 18, 2014, New York, NY—The Housing Works community expresses its deep sadness at the news that many AIDS advocates headed for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, were on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was reportedly shot down and crashed over Ukraine, with roughly 300 people from at least nine different countries on board. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all the loved ones of those who were lost in this terrible tragedy.

    As of this writing, as noted in the Associated Press, the Huffington Post, and other news outlets, an estimated 100 AIDS activists, researchers, and medical specialists were among the passengers on the downed flight, but these reports have been conflicting and remain unconfirmed, …

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    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 1:14 pm

  • Fa la la la Wha…?

    Fa la la la Wha…?

    Tis the season for suntan lotion, bike rides, outdoor movies and mistletoe. Yes, you read that right. At Housing Works Thrift Shops, we believe you can never be too prepared, especially when it comes to the holidays. That’s why we’re hosting Christmas in July this Saturday at our Broadway & 96, Brooklyn Heights, Columbus & 74 and Park Slope Shops! Stock up on holiday decorating essentials like ornaments, cards, and more.

    Also on Saturday, beat the heat with a cool book and new-to-you tunes at Gramercy’s Media Meltdown sale.

    Important reminder: all shops are closed today, July 17, for our annual Staff Appreciation Day. Our Soho Shop will open it’s doors tonight at 6 pm for their …

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    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:53 am

  • Ask Roulette, Summer Fiction Sale, Reinventing Crime Fiction, The Weeklings Live! and More

    We’re smack dab in the middle of our annual Summer Fiction Sale here at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, meaning any and all lies, fakery, make believe, and untruths are on sale. Plus, dog days or not, we’re still hosting great events, including tonight’s Ask Roulette with some truly all-star special guests, and a discussion of the present and future of crime fiction with three writers innovating the genre. Come August, we’ll be celebrating some new books, an online magazine, and NYC’s premier pun competition returns to Housing Works; limited pre-sale tickets available now!

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm

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