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VICTORY: New Law Expands Access to Lifesaving  Overdose Prevention Medication!

VICTORY: New Law Expands Access to Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Medication!  Naloxone Can Now Be Distributed by Standing Order and Through Pharmacies in New York State   For more information, contact Matt Curtis at matt@vocal-ny.org or 646-234-9062 Yesterday the New York State Department of Health released regulations outlining new rules that allow people who use drugs, […]

YOU’RE INVITED – VOCAL-NY’s 15th Anniversary Gala

Save the Date April 10, 2014, 6 – 9 pm 1199/SEIU Penthouse 330 West 42nd St. New York, NY 10036 Register and buy tickets here. If you have any questions, please contact Tatiana Nobels at tatiana@vocal-ny.org or 914-257-9232. HONORING Melissa Mark-Viverito, SPEAKER OF THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL asha bandele, AUTHOR & POET, DIRECTOR OF […]

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Please make an end of year donation to support VOCAL’s grassroots activism building power among low-income people affected by HIV and hepatitis C, mass incarceration and the war on drugs. Here’s some of what we helped accomplish this year with your support: – Passed the first law in the country requiring healthcare providers to offer […]

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Over 200,000 New Yorkers are living with the hepatitis C virus and most do not know their status even though new medications can cure most people with chronic infection. In response to this neglected and urgent health issue, the largest hepatitis C legislative awareness day yet was held in Albany on March 13th with participation from […]

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VOCAL-NY CITY BUDGET UPDATE- HIV/AIDS Mayor Bloomberg announced roughly $1.7 billion in new budget cuts over the next two years in his midyear November Financial Plan, which he quietly posted online last Friday. It does not include additional costs from Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery, or factor in the potentially devastating austerity measures being considered by […]