Browsing Category 'HIV/AIDS'

Gay City News

With New Mayor on Board, Time For Governor to Lead on AIDS Housing January 8, 2014 BY JAMES W. LISTER | After his 12 years in office, I feel I almost don’t remember any mayor other than Michael Bloomberg. And in my memory, he will always be the billionaire mayor whose polices almost left me homeless. I […]

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Mejor calidad de vida para pacientes de VIH/Sida Wanda Hernández / es presidenta de la junta directiva de VOCAL New York. JAN, 21, 2014 Me diagnosticaron VIH en 1995. Comencé a tomar 18 pastillas por día y tenía dos trabajos para llegar a fin de mes. Eventualmente, no pude seguir trabajando por mi enfermedad. Presenté […]

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Activists Want Mayor-Elect’s Help To End AIDS In NYC (Watch the video online) HIV/AIDS activists say they want to end AIDS in New York City, and they are looking to Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio for help. NY1’s Grace Rauh filed the following report. More than 100,000 New Yorkers are estimated to be HIV positive, but […]

For Immediate Release November 22, 2013 Contact: Jeremy Saunders, jeremy@vocal-ny.org, 917-676-8041   AFTER 5-YEAR FIGHT FUNDS FOR HIV/AIDS HOUSING RESTORED In final budget modification, Mayor Bloomberg baselines funding for HIV/AIDS supportive housing programs New York, NY – After a five year fight, Mayor Bloomberg has restored $5.1 million for life-saving supportive housing programs serving 4,500 […]

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WORLD AIDS DAY 2013 Day of Reflection: Strengthening the Fight to End AIDS Music. Performances. Education. Prayer. Action. We have the knowledge, tools, institutions and people to end AIDS in New York. With political will and carefully targeted resources we can drastically reduce new infections, virtually eliminate AIDS deaths, expand healthcare coverage, and end homelessness […]

Town Hall on what Mayor de Blasio can do to end AIDS in NYC – November 15th!

Do you have ideas about what Mayor Bill de Blasio can do to end HIV/AIDS in New York City?  RSVP here for a community town hall on November 15 from 3 – 4:45pm at Duarte Square (Canal Street & 6th Avenue in Manhattan) to help shape the de Blasio administration’s HIV/AIDS agenda. We also encourage you to […]

New policy paper on Medicaid funding for harm reduction

VOCAL is pleased to announce the release of a new policy paper on Medicaid funding for harm reduction services, which we developed in collaboration with the Injection Drug Users Health Alliance (IDUHA), a network representing syringe exchange providers in NYC. As part of its efforts to reduce state Medicaid costs, the New York Medicaid Redesign Team […]

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Join us next Tuesday, September 17th at 4:30pm at outside the United Nations at 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues for a rally and march demanding funding to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic! We’re at a critical moment in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  We have more evidence than ever before about what works to prevent new […]

Flier 8-14-13 DA Forum

We can keep our communities safe without resorting to mass incarceration, abusive policing strategies and the failed war on drugs. We know this from direct experience in New York City, where the incarceration rate has dropped by 32% since 2001 while major felony crimes have dropped by a similar rate. But with rampant abuses of stop […]

New York Legislature Passes Hepatitis C Testing Law!

On June 20th, the New York Senate joined the Assembly in passing a first-in-the-nation hepatitis C testing law. If Governor Cuomo signs it, thousands of New Yorkers living with hepatitis C will learn their status and gain access to life-saving care. Since the legislation was introduced early this year, hundreds of VOCAL leaders have worked […]

Metro: HIV/AIDS patients in NYC forced to choose between paying for rent or basic needs

By Alison Bowen | Published: May 19, 2013 HIV/AIDS patients in NYC forced to choose between paying for rent or basic needs Every month, Wanda Hernandez considers whether to use her cash for bills, rent or possibly medical care. Having lived for 15 years with HIV, Hernandez, 50, has chronic pain blocking her from work. But […]

New Report on HIV/AIDS & Homelessness in New York

“A home is, you know, sort of like air and water; I think it’s just one of those things that you need to survive as a human being…the four walls that you can call your own that no one can take away from you…” State lawmakers could prevent homelessness for thousands of people living with […]