Browsing Category 'HIV/AIDS'

HIV/AIDS Cuts in Bloomberg’s Budget Proposal

February 2nd, 2012 Contact: Jaron Benjamin, 718-864-3932, jaron@vocal-ny.org Bloomberg’s Hypocritical Budget Proposal Slashes HIV/AIDS Housing, Nutrition & Prevention Programs Mayor Bloomberg’s preliminary FY13 budget proposal fails to restore funding for housing, nutrition and prevention services for homeless and low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.  Because City Council made one-time restorations in the FY12 enacted budget (or the […]

HepMag.com Profiles VOCAL-NY Board Member Wayne Starks’ Fight Against Hep C, HIV & Homelessness

Back in the Driver’s Seat: How Wayne Starks successfully navigated addiction, homelessness and coinfection with HIV and hep C. (Also available at HepMag.com) by Reed Vreeland | January 3, 2012 For Wayne Starks, 51, a former New York City bus driver and the father of two, finding the strength to stay sober has been central to his […]

City Limits: City, AIDS Activists Clash Over Fees

Advocates say a Bloomberg administration reduction of brokers’ fees paid under an HIV/AIDS housing program has made life harder for HIV-positive clients. By Patrick Arden | Monday, Dec 12, 2011 Betsy Idelfonso, who is HIV positive, in the bedroom she hopes her twins will share when she regains custody of them. She blames city policy changes for the […]

Huffington Post: Homeless In New York Highlighted In Aftermath Of Occupy Wall Street Zuccotti Eviction

Huffington Post: Homeless In New York Highlighted In Aftermath Of Occupy Wall Street Zuccotti Eviction By: Tyler Kingkade | 12/19/11 When Occupy Wall Street protesters took over a park in Lower Manhattan this fall, they drew attention, perhaps inadvertently, to a problem playing out on the very lowest end of the economic spectrum: Homelessness. Their cardboard signs demanded all sorts […]

Occupy World AIDS Day Media Round-Up

Occupy World AIDS Day: Making Wall Street Pay To Fight AIDS At Home & Abroad An “Occupy World AIDS Day” march from Zuccotti Park on December 1st called on Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg to back a millionaire’s tax extension to fund HIV/AIDS housing and healthcare in New York, and on congressional leaders to back […]

Huffington Post: Demonstration Linking HIV/AIDS Activism With Occupy Wall Street

Huffington Post: NYC Protesters Arrested During Demonstration Linking HIV/AIDS Activism With Occupy Wall Street Below is an excerpt, read the full article here. By Janell Ross and Lila Shapiro | Posted: 12/ 1/11 05:25 PM ET The protest, held on World AIDS Day, marked what for many was the public unveiling of a connection between New York’s HIV/AIDS […]

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Activists Dressed As Robin Hoods Arrested During World AIDS Day Die-In On Broadway; Hundreds March from Zuccotti Park To Demand Wall Street Pay to Fight AIDS At Home & Abroad Activists Call For “Robin Hood” Tax & NY State Millionaires Tax
 
 Photos of the civil disobedience are available online (by Sam Lewis). Video of rally speech by VOCAL-NY leader […]

VOCAL-NY leader Jim Lister is featured in a Gotham Gazette article discussing his experience growing older with HIV and becoming a community activist. He also highlights our campaign for an affordable housing 30% rent cap protection to prevent homelessness for low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Check out an excerpt from “Aging With HIV” below […]

VOCAL-NY, Harm Reduction Coalition, FROST’D and other harm reduction activists held a rally outside the Russian consulate on the eve of World AIDS Day to protest Russia’s deadly war on drugs. The rally was held as part of a worldwide day of action organized by INPUD in solidarity with drug users and people living with […]

IBO Report On AIDS Reveals High Level Of Homelessness Under Bloomberg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 29, 2011 | Contact: Sean Barry, 646.373.3344  IBO Report On AIDS Reveals High Level Of Homelessness Under Bloomberg, Highlights Need For Affordable Housing 30% Rent Cap VOCAL-NY statement in response to the NYC Independent Budget Office’s new report: “Will the Mayor Still Be Looking for Savings? Growth in AIDS Caseload Slows […]

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AIDS is STILL a political crisis! Please join us for TWO World AIDS Day actions this week to demand the political will to end to the epidemic. (1) Wednesday, 11/30 from 11am – 1pm: Rally to demand an end to human rights violations among drug users and people living with HIV/AIDS in Russia.We will call […]

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NYC Widens Web of AIDS Surveillance: Health officials propose greater data collection and sharing Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | By Duncan Osborne If the discussions with police concern only ending the practice of using condoms as evidence of prostitution then AIDS groups would approve, but broader conversations could be a problem. “Hopefully, the education work […]