World AIDS Day 2013

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 among people living with HIV/AIDS in order to ensure that people living with the virus live longer, healthier lives. Now is the time to act.

As we launch our campaign to end AIDS in New York, join faith leaders, elected officials, service providers, advocates & community members.

DATE: Monday, December 2, 2013
TIME: 3-5 pm
LOCATION: First Corinthian Baptist Church (Map)1912 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (between 115th & 116th Streets)
TRAVEL: 2,3,B,C trains to 116th Street

For more info contact Jason Walker, jason@vocal-ny.org or 917-200-1153

Join the the event on Facebook here. And Download the Flyer here!

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Earlier this year the New York AIDS community came together, with leadership from Housing Works and the Treatment Action Group, to define immediate steps New York can take to end the epidemic. The beginnings of a New York Plan to End AIDS are outlined in a working paper that draws on 30 years of scientific and other evidence to stake out a framework for uniting 21st century surveillance, offering combination prevention, filling gaps in the continuum of care, and assuring availability of essential services to all in need.

To move forward on the campaign, last week more than two hundred people from AIDS service and advocacy organizations came together for a town hall at Talking Transition. Video is available here, and photos here.  Participants discussed the details of the Plan to End AIDS, and called for policies including a 30% cap on rent for HASA clients in order to prevent homelessness among PLWH, targeting prevention, care and treatment resources toward groups with unacceptably high HIV infection rates, including young men who have sex with men, women of color, and transgender people, expanding access to PEP and PrEP, leveraging federal and state health insurance reform to fight AIDS, and more.

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Now we need to make it happen.
Join us on 12/2 as we rededicate ourselves to ending the AIDS epidemic!

Co-Sponsors: 1199SEIU, ACRIA, ACT-UP, African Services Committee, After Hours Project, Ali Forney Center, AIDS Service Center, Bailey House, BOOM!Health, Coalition for the Homeless, Community Health Action of Staten Island, Empire State Pride Agenda, EXPONENTS, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, FIERCE, Friends House, FSNNY, Gay Men of African Descent, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Harlem United, Harm Reduction Coalition, Housing and Services, Inc, Housing Works, Human Rights Campaign, IMANI-H.E.A.L.E.D. Ministry, Iris House, Inc., Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn, Latino Commission on AIDS, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center, National Black Leadership Council on AIDS, New York Harm Reduction Educators, Partnership for the Homeless, Praxis Housing Initiatives, Project Achieve, Project Hospitality, Queerocracy, SACHR, Turning Point, VOCAL-NY, Washington Heights Corner Project (in formation)

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