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  Art Institute revises Gonzales-Torres placard to include HIV-related details

Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) has revised the label accompanying the Felix Gonzalez-Torres' installation "Untitled (Portrait of Ross in L.A.)" to reinstate references both to Gonzalez-Torres' partner Ross Laycock and ...




  31st annual AIDS Run & Walk, with the theme 'Forward Together,' returns this weekend

The 31st annual AIDS Run & Walk returns to Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 2, in order to raise awareness about the disease and funds for the organizations that help people impacted by HIV/AIDS across the city. ...




  AIDS Foundation Chicago holding Women's Connection Summit of Hope on Oct. 6

-- From a press release

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) is hosting a Women Connection Summit of Hope in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to address the needs of cis and transgender women who have been recently released from ...




  AIDS Foundation Chicago hosts two-day event about unique challenges facing elders living with HIV/AIDS

AIDS Foundation Chicago hosted a two-part educational webinar about the complex needs of elders living with HIV/AIDS Sept. 22-23, where experts discussed how to better serve patients through healthcare, policies ...




  DoJ secures agreement resolving HIV-discrimination suit in Indiana

The Justice Department filed a proposed consent decree with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana to resolve its lawsuit against the town of Clarksville, Indiana, for violating Title I of the Americans ...




  AIDS organization honors actors Farrell, Ralph and Theron

On Sept. 15, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) honored actors Sheryl Lee Ralph, Charlize Theron and Colin Farrell with the Elizabeth Taylor Commitment to End AIDS Award at The Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS ...




  Illinois HIV Care Connect introduces its HIV and Aging Campaign

In advance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day on Sept. 18, Illinois HIV Care Connect has introduced its HIV and Aging Campaign. Persons aged 50 and older make up nearly half of persons living with ...




  Texas judge: Mandated PrEP coverage violates religious freedom

On Sept. 7, a federal judge in Texas (U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor) ruled that the government cannot force a Christian-owned company to cover HIV preventative medication (HIV PrEP) because it violates their religious freedom under ...




  Getting to Zero, AFC award $200K to help end the HIV epidemic in Illinois

Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) and AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) recently awarded $200,000 to community-based organizations implementing strategies to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. According to a press release ...




  HHS Secretary Becerra announces more than $20 million in funding to end HIV epidemic

-- From a press release

Today, at the National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced more than $20 million in funding to expand HIV prevention, testing, and ...




  Kinsey Institute exhibiting iconic Tom Fox HIV/AIDS photo series

An exhibition of 60 iconic photographs documenting Indiana University alumnus Tom Fox's battle with AIDS in the late 1980s will hang in the Grand Hall of Maxwell Hall on the Indiana University-Bloomington campus. "Wild Horse Running: ...




  Black AIDS Institute seeks president/CEO

The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) has partnered with Coleman Lew Canny Bowen, a retained executive search firm, to conduct a search for a president/CEO. This position reports directly to the board of directors and leads a ...




  Registration for the 31st Annual AIDS Run & Walk only $24 for 24 hours on July 24

-- From a press release

(Chicago, IL) AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) announces the return of its popular $24 for 24 promotion on July 24 for discounted registration for the 31st annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago (ARWC) taking place Oct. 2 ...




  Fifteen organizations receive funding from Illinois African American HIV/AIDS Response Act

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — JULY 22, 2022 — Thirteen African American-led community-based organizations (of 15 possible as the maximum) in Illinois have been awarded grants ranging up to $500,000+ from the ...




  Sen. Baldwin, colleagues applaud confirmation of Global AIDS Coordinator, push for global LGBTQI+ rights

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen.Tammy Baldwin joined her colleagues in congratulating John Nkengasong on his recent confirmation as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. The lawmakers also urged Ambassador Nkengasong to ensure ...




  Out at CHM: Panelists discuss HIV/AIDS' continued impact on dance community

The Chicago History Museum (CHM) hosted a June 23 panel with doctors and dancers who shared their experiences with the HIV/AIDS epidemic as well as ideas for continuing to address the disease today. Following the discussion, ...




  CDC reminds people that National HIV Testing Day is June 27

-- From a press release

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day to emphasize the importance of HIV testing and make sure everyone knows their status so they can take steps to improve their health, regardless of the ...




  100 HIV groups call on Congress to fund Biden's National PrEP Program

-- From a press release

(New York City, NY) Wednesday, June 15, 2022—PrEP4All, Inc., along with 100 HIV organizations, are leading the push for Congress to fund a National Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program that would ...




  TPAN to host Closing Ceremony for Ride For Life Chicago June 19

-- From a press release

Chicago, IL—TPAN will host the Closing Ceremony of the Ride For Life Chicago on Sunday, June 19 at Foster Beach from noon-5pm. Cyclists will complete their 200-, 100-, and 50-mile rides to converge at the beach ...




  Governor signs bills expanding access to HIV- and AIDS-related care and prevention

-- From a press release

Chicago—Governor JB Pritzker signed HB4430 and HB5549 into law today, removing barriers to access for HIV and AIDS care and prevention. HB4430 allows pharmacists to dispense both pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis drugs (PrEP and PEP) without ...




  AIDS Run & Walk Chicago to now take place Oct. 2

The 31st Annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago will now take place on Sunday, October 2. The annual event helps raise awareness and funds for individuals who are living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS across Chicagoland. ...




  Community and politicians gather to open the AIDS Memorial Garden

Chicagoans gathered at the lakefront the morning of June 2 for the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the city's long-awaited AIDS Memorial Garden. "There are so many ones who have passed who have come to witness ...




  amfAR gala is highlight of Cannes Film Festival, raises $19M

The amfAR gala, the highlight of the famed Cannes Film Festival, returned as a glamorous in-person event May 26 at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, according to a press release. amfAR, The Foundation for ...




  Howard Brown Health unveils Pride mural at Walsh Park

On May 25, Howard Brown Health unveiled a mural celebrating Pride month, in collaboration with local artist David Anthony Geary. The unveiling took place at Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave. Wintrust Bank's ongoing community partnership ...




  CDC publishes new HIV surveillance reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a new HIV surveillance report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2020; and a new HIV supplemental surveillance report: Monitoring Selected National ...




  HIV/AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thornton on her new memoir, 'Unprotected'

Emmy-winning HIV/AIDS activist, author, minister, political organizer, motivational speaker, life coach, jewelry designer and social media figure Rae Clara Lewis-Thornton's recently released book, Unprotected: A Memoir, is already a pre-release ...




  PASSAGES Dr. David Ostrow dies at 74

Longtime researcher Dr. David Gene Ostrow, of Chicago, died unexpectedly on Feb. 16 at home. He was 74. The cause of death was end-stage renal disease, according to the Tribute Archive website. Ostrow was born on ...




  Running squad 'Team to End AIDS' calls for participants to raise funds

-- From a press release

(Chicago, IL) Over the last 19 years, TEAM TO ENDS AIDS (T2)—the only HIV charity fundraising marathon team in the Midwest—has raised more than $13 million for HIV/AIDS awareness and direct support for those living with ...




  Book-signing for HIV/AIDS activist's 'Unprotected: A Memoir' on May 21

-- From a press release

"I had been torn apart by the doings of others and blamed myself for surviving to the best of my ability. It would literally take decades for me to understand that I was the product of what happened to me." Emmy ...




  NATIONAL Campus Pride, HIV and the military, IVF suit, Billie Jean King

Campus Pride—along with 36 other national/regional organizations such as GLSEN, PFLAG National and TransAthlete.com—requested that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) incorporate non-binary students into ...




  Indiana Univ. to host inaugural national HIV conference

Indiana University (IU) will host the first IU National HIV Conference, "Stepping into the 5th Decade: Evolving Our Response to HIV," June 8-11 in Indianapolis. Hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity ...




  National Black Justice Coalition honors National Transgender HIV Testing Day

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, April 18th, is National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD). On this day, local, state, federal, and national organizations unite to recognize the importance of routine HIV ...




  Legislation to increase critical access to HIV prevention meds passes Illinois House

-- From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — On April 7, HB4430—Increasing Access to PrEP and PEP sponsored by State Representative Kelly M. Cassidy—passed the Illinois House on concurrence with a vote of 72-30. This bill ...




  Federal court strikes down Pentagon's restrictions on military service of people Living with HIV as unconstitutional

-- From a press release

"The court ruled that the Pentagon's policies regarding service members with HIV are not only outdated, but unlawful, arbitrary and capricious, and unconstitutional . . . one of the strongest judicial rulings in over two decades ...




  Simmons measure passes Senate, would allow pharmacists to provide HIV testing, PrEP and PEP medications

-- From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — To allow more people to access HIV preventative care easier, Illinois state Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) is leading a measure to allow pharmacists to provide HIV tests and preventative medications to help reduce new ...




  AFC calls on state legislature to pass Getting to Zero Illinois 2030 bills

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) held its annual HIV Advocacy Day on March 9, saying it is focused on the Getting to Zero Illinois Plan (GTZ-IL) that aims to end the HIV epidemic in the state by ...




  San Francisco to host largest display of AIDS Memorial Quilt in a decade

The National AIDS Memorial will mark the 35th anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt with an historic outdoor display in Golden Gate Park that will feature nearly 3,000 hand-stitched panels of the Quilt. The free public ...




  Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party raises $8.6M

The 30th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party took place March 27 at West Hollywood Park, raising $8.6 million for the foundation's work to end AIDS. The event was hosted by 12-time Grammy-winning ...




  'End the Epidemics' calls for $105M to fight HIV, STI, viral hepatitis, overdoses in CA

-- From an Equality California press release

SACRAMENTO Today, End the Epidemics, a statewide coalition of more than 150 community organizations, called on Governor Newsom and the California Legislature to allocate $105 million in the state budget to address alarming increases in ...




  Legislation introduced to increase critical access to HIV prevention medications

-- Press release from the Office of State Representative Kelly M. Cassidy 14th District

SPRINGFIELD Yesterday evening, HB4430 Increased Access to PrEP and PEP sponsored by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy was brought to the Illinois House floor to continue to address the health disparities communities ...




  National AIDS Memorial honors Pedro Zamora's 50th birthday, naming 11 scholars

-- From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 28, 2022) — The National AIDS Memorial is honoring the legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora on what would have been his 50th birthday by formally announcing the latest recipients of ...




  U.S. team: Woman may have been cured of HIV

A U.S. research team reported that it has possibly cured HIV in a woman for the first time, NBC News reported. These scientists used a cutting-edge stem cell transplant method that they expect will expand the ...




  French co-discoverer of HIV dies at 89

French researcher Luc Montagnier—who won a Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering HIV and, more recently, spread false claims about the coronavirus—has died at age 89, ABC News noted. Montagnier died Feb. 8 at the American ...




  AFC bringing World of Chocolate to homes with 'Life is Like a Box of Chocolates'

After canceling its World of Chocolate event due to the recent COVID-19 surge, AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) has decided to transition this top-tier event into a special, at-home experience. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, ...




  National AIDS Memorial observes Black History Month with online programs

-- From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 7, 2022) — The National AIDS Memorial marks Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with featured online programming honoring Black lives touched by AIDS. A specially curated selection of stories ...




  AFC announces Racial Equity Action Plan on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

On Feb. 7—National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day—AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) announced its first-ever Racial Equity Action Plan. This three-year plan intends to heal past harms and achieve racial equity both ...




  Gilead: Patients received fake HIV drugs

Gilead Sciences Inc said an unauthorized network of drug distributors and suppliers sold pharmacies more than $250 million of counterfeit versions of its HIV treatments over the last two years, endangering patients, Reuters reported. The drugmaker ...




  AIDS Foundation Chicago cancels World of Chocolate due to COVID-19 surge

-- From a press release

CHICAGO AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) has made the difficult decision to cancel its World of Chocolate event, the organization's largest winter fundraiser, due to the recent Omicron surge across ...




  NATIONAL California report, AIDS foundation CEO, QueerArt, intersex bill

California law enforcement officials conduct body searches on Black and transgender people more often than on white and cisgender people, according to a new report from California's Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board, LGBTQ Na ...




  FDA approves injectable PrEP

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Apretude (cabotegravir extended-release injectable suspension) for use in at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 77 pounds for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to ...




  World of Chocolate fundraiser returns Feb. 11, benefits AIDS Foundation Chicago

--From a press release

After a two-year hiatus, AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) is proud to announce the return of its famed World of Chocolate fundraiser taking place on Friday, Feb/ 11 at Union Station, 500 W. Jackson Blvd. Inspired by ...




  HIV AT 40: Longtime advocate Gregg Gonsalves talks activist roots, Larry Kramer and COVID

When it comes to dealing with HIV/AIDS, few people have been on the front lines—in the areas of activism, research and instruction—like Gregg Gonsalves. Gonsalves, a MacArthur fellow, is an expert in policy modeling on infectious ...




  AIDS Garden Chicago supporters, CDPH official commemorate World AIDS Day with event

AIDS Garden Chicago supporters and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) commemorated the 34th annual World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 at the Belmont Yacht Club with a sneak preview of the garden. The 2.5-acre ...




  Five Worth Finding: World AIDS Day, 'Benedetta,' books, wine in a can

—World AIDS Day event at Belmont Harbor: —The Chicago Parks Foundation will hold a World AIDS Day event on Dec. 1, 9-10:30 a.m., at the Belmont Harbor Yacht Club. Antonio King, LGBTQ health and outreach liaison ...




  World AIDS Day events on tap

World AIDS Day takes place every year on Dec. 1. During this year—which marks the 40th anniversary since HIV was officially discovered—here are some of the events taking place (locally, regionally and nationally) on, before and ...




  AFC commemorates passing of the HIV decriminalization law with World AIDS Day event Dec. 1

--From a press release

The World AIDS Day Community Celebration of the Historic Passage of HB1063, which ended criminal penalties against people living with HIV, will be hosted by AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC). It will also commemorate World AIDS Day ...




  AIDS Foundation Chicago awards grants to Black- and Latinx-led organizations

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) has awarded eight grants—totaling $72,000—to BIPOC-led organizations working to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in Black and Latinx neighborhoods across Chicago. The grants came from AFC's Learning ...




  National AIDS Memorial to hold World AIDS Day national events Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 9, 2021) — On December 1, the National AIDS Memorial brings three powerful programs to the public for World AIDS Day that offer inspiration, hope, remembrance, and reflection. The programming, free to the ...




  WORLD Indian commission, queer royals, MTV, Putin, attack in Jamaica

India's National Medical Commission has ordered publishers and medical schools to edit their textbooks and curricula to exclude discriminatory and unscientific portrayals of LGBTI people, according to Human Rights Watch. ...




  HHS awards $2.21B in FY2021 for HIV care, support services, medication

--From a press release

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced approximately $2.21 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding for cities, counties, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year ...




  Illinois HIV Care Connect launches HIV Innovation campaign

On Oct. 5, Illinois HIV Care Connect launched its HIV Innovation web and social-media campaign, showcasing several Illinois HIV initiatives that are helping to prevent or treat HIV more effectively. Articles about five initiatives so far ...




  Proceeds from 30th Annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago to help 26 HIV/AIDS organizations

--From a press release

CHICAGO On Saturday, Oct. 2, at 9:30 a.m., more than 1,700 advocates and supporters will gather safely at Soldier Field to participate in the 30th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago (ARWC) to support individuals ...




  HHS awards $48M to health centers to expand HIV prevention, treatment

On Sept. 16, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded more than $48 million to 271 HRSA-supported health centers across 26 states, Puerto Rico and ...




  New safety precautions announced for 30th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago Oct. 2

--From a press release

CHICAGO AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) has announced proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of event will be required for all in-person participants for the 30th annual AIDS Run & ...




  HIV AT 40: Global activist Phill Wilson talks Chicago, the '80s and vaccines

Phill Wilson is one of the best-known HIV/AIDS activists/educators around the globe. The Chicago native was the co-founder of the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum and the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention. He ...




  Feds expand insurers' requirements for PrEP coverage

Insurers and service-providers have until September to comply with a new federal guidance requiring insurance companies to cover the entire cost of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) interventions. Many insurers have been ...




  NATIONAL Ann Arbor ban, Buttigieg, NYC settlement, Gloria Allred

Using gay conversion therapy on minors to try to change their sexual orientation or gender identity is now officially banned in Ann Arbor, Michigan, according to MLive.com. "So-called conversion therapy is, of course, an abomination," Mayor ...




  Chicago Academy's 25th annual AIDS benefit show Sept. 24-25

Each year, Chicago Academy for the Arts students produce and perform in a variety show to support HIV/AIDS research and organizations. The 25th Annual AIDS Benefit will take place Sept. 24-25 at The Academy, 1010 W. ...




  U.S. Conference on HIV/AIDS moves to virtual

--From a press release

Aug. 10, 2021 - NMAC today announced that the 2021 US Conference on HIV/AIDS will move from an in-person conference to a virtual meeting due to the continued spread of the Delta variant of the Covid ...




  PrEP pills to be free for insured people

The U.S. government has stated that nearly all health insurers must cover the entire cost of HIV prevention treatments, according to U.S. News & World Report. That includes the two approved pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs Truvada ...




  Gilead requests approval of twice-a-year HIV medication

Biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences recently submitted a new drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration—and it's for the drug lenacapavir, a long-acting HIV inhibitor that is under clinical ...




  Making Gay History Podcast to launch Season 9:"Coming of Age During the AIDS Crisis"

--From a press release

NEW YORK, NY Thursday, June 24, 2021 The award-winning Making Gay History podcast will debut its ninth season, "Coming of Age During the AIDS Crisis," on July 1, 2021. After eight seasons of episodes ...




  HRC Foundation launches national HIV/AIDS campaign

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation announced the launch of "My Body, My Health," a comprehensive public education campaign that works toward building a generation free of HIV/AIDS and stigma. ...




  HIV/AIDS AFC, Getting to Zero award $350K in grants

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) joined Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) in announcing the grant recipients for the first-ever Getting to Zero Illinois Community Grant Program a pool of grants totaling $350,000. ...




  New book sets the record straight on Act Up New York

Novelist, playwright, nonfiction writer, journalist, screenwriter, LGBTQ+-rights activist and AIDS historian Sarah Schuman preserves the power of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) while laying everything out about ...







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