Browsing Category 'HIV/AIDS'


THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV TO RECEIVE HOUSING AND FOOD ASSISTANCE   Governor Cuomo acted yesterday to make New York City HASA benefits available to public assistance recipients with HIV regardless of whether they have ever had an AIDS diagnosis, a key demand of the End AIDS NY 2020 Coalition and one of VOCAL’s […]

Press Release: Risking Arrest, AIDS Activists Commit to Occupying War Room for 24 Hours to Secure $70 Million for End AIDS Funding

For Immediate Release| March 28, 2016 Press Release Contact: Jeremy Saunders, 917-676-8041 / Without Any Meaningful Commitment from Governor Cuomo to Fund Housing Assistance for HIV+ New Yorkers, the AIDS Community Returns to its Activist Roots Activists Will Honor the Over 100,000 New Yorkers Who Have Died of AIDS by Replicating the World AIDS […]

Just Say “Nyet” to Russian Drug Policy!

Join us this Friday, March 25, 2016 to “Just Say Nyet!” to the Russian government’s disastrous drug policies! This is the second in a series of actions in advance of the April 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs, which are designed to call attention for public health oriented approaches to drug use. What: Protest at […]

TheBody: HIV Activists Storm Turning Pharmaceuticals Lobby and Demand Fair Pricing

HIV Activists Storm Turning Pharmaceuticals Lobby and Demand Fair Pricing Lucile Scott | October 9, 2015 On October 1, several dozen public health and economic justice activists stormed the lobby of Turing Pharmaceuticals to demand one thing: The end to the practice of hedge funds exponentially increasing the price of previously affordable medications for no […]

Remembering Laverne Holley

VOCAL is mourning the death of our friend Laverne Holley, who passed away late last week. Laverne was one of the earliest members of the NYC AIDS Housing Network, as VOCAL was originally known, and eventually served as a board member. She was a tireless, irreplaceable champion for the health and rights of people with […]

Press Release: Landmark HIV Treatment Study Proves That Access to Early Treatment is Essential

For Immediate Release | May 28, 2015 Contacts: Jason Walker,, 917-200-1153, or Jennifer Flynn,, 917-517-5202 All HIV+ New Yorkers should be able to access housing and welfare benefits to support long-term health New York, NY: Dozens of people living with HIV/AIDS and HIV service providers will descend upon New York’s City Hall with 3 […]

VOCAL-NY Guide To Your Week, May 3, 2015: An End to AIDS, A Call to Action!

This Week Tuesday, 5/5 @ 11:30AM: Protest big investors in Gilead, the drug company making a killing off unethically high pricing of Hepatitis C treatment. Where: 59th Street & 5th Ave, meet at the water fountain. Travel: N,Q,R trains to 5th Ave-59th Street; 4,5,6 trains to 59th Street. Contact: Fred Wright at 646-321-5282 or Wednesday, […]


Cuomo Announces Plan to Cut New AIDS Cases in New York Anemona Hartocollis | April 29, 2015 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday what he called a blueprint to virtually eliminate AIDS in New York, a package of new laws and more aggressive use of antiretroviral drugs that brought cheers from some activists, if […]