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amNewYork: Cops across New York could soon be carrying naloxone

Cops across New York could soon be carrying naloxone By CRISTIAN SALAZAR | April 3, 2014 State Attorney General Eric Schniederman announced Thursday that his office was launching a program to get life-saving drugs that can halt opioid overdoses into the hands of law-enforcement officers across New York. With overdose deaths from the abuse of […]

Leg Gazette

Senate passes bill that would increase access to heroin overdose antidote By Matthew McKibben | March 31, 2014 The New York state Senate passed legislation last week that would give more people access to an antidote that, if used timely and correctly, can prevent accidental overdose deaths from heroin and other opioids. The bill, (S.6477-b/A.8637-b), which […]

Albany Times Union

NY deal with drug maker paves way for plan to end HIV State agreement with pharmaceutical firm is part of plan to reduce incidence of AIDS By Claire Hughes | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Albany The state has negotiated a deal with a major pharmaceutical company to cut the price of anti-retroviral drugs to treat HIV, […]

Gotham Gazette

City Set to Offer Rent Relief to HIV/AIDS Residents by Jillian Jonas, Feb 25, 2014 Wanda Hernandez readily admits she’s been in and out of New York City Housing Court because she’s “always in arrears with rent.” She receives rental assistance from the city’s HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), but it was recently reduced to $43.53 […]

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Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Advances In New York After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death By: Matt Sledge, 02/04/2014 A bill meant to stem deaths from heroin overdoses advanced in the New York Senate Tuesday, just days after actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an apparent drug overdose. Sponsored by State Sen. Kemp Hannon (R), the bill would increase access […]

Amsterdam News

Help needed for those people living with AIDS and seeking housing REGINALD BROWN | 1/23/2014 When I was diagnosed with HIV, I had no idea that one of the biggest challenges I would face would not be juggling medical appointments and treatment decisions or telling friends and family about my status, but simply keeping my […]

Huffington Post: Bill Bratton, Stop-And-Frisk Architect, Takes Over Nation’s Biggest Police Force

Bill Bratton, Stop-And-Frisk Architect, Takes Over Nation’s Biggest Police Force Saki Knafo | 01/23/2014 NEW YORK — William Bratton was sworn in as New York City’s police commissioner on Thursday afternoon, marking the start of his second term at the helm of the city’s police department and his first under progressive new mayor Bill de Blasio. De Blasio surged […]

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 […]

El Diario

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 […]

am New York

Drug users say legal syringes sometimes confiscated By SHEILA ANNE FEENEY | January 8, 2014 While police confiscations of syringes have gone down since a state law in 2010 permitted people to carry those that are legally obtained, it still goes on in the city, according to harm reduction educators and some drug users. “There […]

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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 […]

the nation

New Yorkers Are Holding a Great Participatory Policy-Making Conference. Will de Blasio Listen? There are lots of ideas for the new mayor at the Transition Tent. By: Lizzy Ratner | November 20, 2013 For twenty years, the voices of New York’s normally raucous public haven’t been heard much in the halls of power. Giuliani shouted people down; Bloomberg wasn’t […]