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  • New York State Consensus Statement on HIV Viral Suppression

    New York State Consensus Statement on HIV Viral Suppression

    New York State Consensus Statement on HIV Viral Suppression by the END AIDS NY 2020 Community Coalition:

    The New York State End AIDS 2020 Community Coalition joins national and international HIV experts to affirm the now conclusive scientific evidence that people with HIV who are on antiretroviral treatment (ART) that suppresses …

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    April 23, 2017

  • Minors’ Consent Victory

    Minors’ Consent Victory

    Guest Post by Charles King, President and CEO of Housing Works

    Today, an important new rule went into effect in New York State, which will allow minors to consent to HIV treatment and prevention! This is a significant victory for our Ending the Epidemic Efforts.

    The way the Department of Health …

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    April 12, 2017

  • CALL-TO-ACTION: Congressional Spring Recess & Affordable Care

    CALL-TO-ACTION: Congressional Spring Recess & Affordable Care CALL-TO-ACTION: Congress Spring Recess & Affordable Care

    Congratulations! We have won the first battle of the Trump Era in the struggle to save and build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)!

    Congress couldn’t muster a majority to steal health care from millions of voters. We mobilized and stopped the Trump agenda …

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    April 6, 2017

  • Housing Works joins Raise the Age Rally in Albany

    Housing Works joins Raise the Age Rally in Albany

    Guest post by Jillian Faison, Housing Works’ Director of New York State Governmental Affairs

    This weekend organizers and community members from Housing Works, Fourth Family Inc., Citizen Action, and Youth Represent gathered in the Capitol during the annual Somos el Futuro conference to express their support for Speaker Heastie’s “raise the …

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    March 31, 2017

  • AHCA Pulled = A Victory for People Power!

    AHCA Pulled = A Victory for People Power!

    A message from Housing Works President and CEO Charles King

    After Donald Trump’s election, I wrote to remind all of you of our history of turning defeat into victory by coming together and fighting for what we believe in. The first two months of this Administration have been scary. But it …

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    March 24, 2017

  • Housing Works Joins Activists in New Jersey Fighting for the ACA

    Housing Works Joins Activists in New Jersey Fighting for the ACA

    GUEST POST BY JARON BENJAMIN, Housing Works VP for Community Mobilization

    Housing Works and Health GAP joined dozens of activists from NJ 11 for Change outside of Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen’s Morristown office to demand their representative change his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and to hold a public town hall …

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    March 10, 2017

  • ACTION ALERT! Demand Protections for Trans Students

    ACTION ALERT! Demand Protections for Trans Students

    Transgender rights have come under attack— specifically regarding trans and gender non-conforming students in schools. President Trump revoked guidelines issued by President Obama that specified that transgender students have the right to use restrooms in public schools that correspond to their gender identity. In New York State, Governor Cuomo has directed …

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    February 24, 2017

  • Press Conference and Rally Outside Governor’s Office

    Press Conference and Rally Outside Governor’s Office

    On Thursday, February 23, Housing Works joined with 100 HIV and health advocates including representatives from GMHC, VOCAL-NY, BOOM! Health, NBLCA, Amida Care, Exponents, and Latino Commission on AIDS, for a press conference and rally outside of Governor Cuomo’s New York City office to demand that the Governor and Legislature restore …

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    February 24, 2017

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