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Thirty-Five LGBT and HIV Advocacy Groups Mark Pride Month with Joint Statement on HIV/AIDS PDF Print E-mail
Jun 03, 2013 at 06:43 PM

As the nation marks the opening of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, executive directors from 35 LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations from across the United States have released a joint letter committing themselves and their organizations to re-engaging the broader LGBT community in the fight against HIV.

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Rocking Out for a Vaccine: Styx Founder Chuck Panozzo Joins the Battle Against HIV PDF Print E-mail
Sep 08, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Chuck Panozzo has lived a rock star's life. With his brother John he founded the band Styx. He played bass on some of their top hits, from "Mr. Roboto" to "Come Sail Away," and he still tours regularly. But these days Mr. Panozzo, now 61, openly gay and HIV positive, has a new goal: to raise awareness about HIV and the quest to find an HIV/AIDS vaccine.

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National AIDS Fund Receives $3.6 Million Social Innovation Fund Award PDF Print E-mail
Jul 22, 2010 at 09:36 AM

The National AIDS Fund (NAF) announced today it is one of 11 organizations to receive the first-ever  Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grants, an initiative administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The $3.6 million SIF grant will enable NAF to expand the scope of its Access to Care initiative in support of innovative public-private partnerships to improve individual health outcomes and strengthen local services systems, connecting economically and socially marginalized individuals living with HIV to high quality supportive services and health care.

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"Growing Older with the Epidemic: Aging and HIV" PDF Print E-mail
May 05, 2010 at 01:34 PM

Nearly one-third of people living with HIV in the United States are over the age of fifty, according to a comprehensive report on HIV among older adults released today by GMHC (the Gay Men's Health Crisis). "Growing older with the epidemic: Aging and HIV" provides a striking overview of current knowledge on older adults and HIV. This population is growing at a startling rate, increasing by over 61% from 2001 to 2007, posing many unknowns and challenges. This groundbreaking report provides a roadmap to understand and address the needs of this burgeoning population of older Americans.

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GMHC Commends House Vote on Historic Health Care Reform Bill that Will have Profound Impact on People Living with HIV PDF Print E-mail
Mar 23, 2010 at 10:47 AM

On Sunday, March 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the health care reform bill by a 219-212 vote. The bill, which was approved by the Senate in December 2009, makes a giant leap forward in expanding access to health care for 32 million Americans, and constitutes the greatest expansion of federal health care guarantees since 1965 when Medicare was first enacted. This vote in the House of Representatives, after more than a year of heated debate, marks a huge victory for the American people, both those with insurance and those without.

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National HIV Non-Profit Moving Into “Real World” House PDF Print E-mail
Mar 16, 2010 at 12:57 PM

HealthHIV, one of the nation’s largest HIV non-profit organizations, is moving into the house previously occupied by MTV during the filming of “Real World DC.” The organization’s 20 person staff is leasing the historic, DuPont Circle property which played host to the cast and crew of the 23rd season of MTV’s reality show.

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Gay Men 44 Times More Likely to Get HIV; Gay Men's Health Crisis Responds to Shocking New Data PDF Print E-mail
Mar 10, 2010 at 08:21 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new statistics on incidence rates of HIV and syphilis among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). The data, which identified MSM as men who have engaged sexually with another man within the last five years, revealed that MSM are over 44 times more likely than other men to contract HIV, and over 40 times more likely than women to contract HIV. Further, MSM were over 46 times more likely to contract syphilis than other men, and over 71 times more likely than women to contract syphilis.

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GMHC Leads Call to Action on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day PDF Print E-mail
Mar 10, 2010 at 08:14 PM

On Wednesday, March 10, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, GMHC joined local women and girls, leadership of AIDS service organizations, elected officials, teachers, clergy and other supporters on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall to speak out in the fight to save lives. Speakers at the press conference included: Marjorie J. Hill, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of GMHC; Yvonne Graham, Deputy Borough President of Brooklyn; Council Member (and Chair of the City Council's Women's Committee) Julissa Ferreras; Comptroller John Liu; Shadasia Bishop and Shatara Johnson, Sister SAGE (Strengthening Advocacy for Girls' Empowerment); Reverend Cheryl Anthony, Judah International Christian Center and Women of Faith Advocating Change; Ruby Hodges, Griot Circle; Lourdes Hunter, Brooklyn Community Pride Center; Aida Leon, Amethyst Women's Project; Carol Logan, GMHC; Esther Lok, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies; and Jama Shelton, Ali Forney Center.

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