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Aids Foundation of Chicago

State-Run Health Insurance Marketplace: Why AFC Opposes HB 3227

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 07.17.2013 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) recently made the difficult decision to oppose legislation that creates a state-federal partnership for operating Illinois' health insurance marketplace. We base this decision on the poor consumer protections in the bill.

From The Sports Desk: Chasing An End To AIDS

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

Conquering AIDS is now not unlike conquering a marathon -- it's a long road, no doubt, but with dedication, perseverance and sheer muscle (the political and fiscal kind) it's imminently doable.

Report: HIV/AIDS In Chicago By The Numbers

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy of the Windy City Times: Between 1990 and 2010, the city of Chicago saw a 39 percent decrease in newly reported A...

Why I Run

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

In adolescence, I ran from the taunting and torment of being a fat, gay kid with little ability to change my circumstances. Today, I chase transcendence in new ways.

WATCH: Chicagoan Featured In New HIV Education Web Series

Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

A Chicagoan is among four individuals featured in a touching new web video series depicting the stories of HIV-positive people living in the United St...

Debt Ceiling Negotiations Could Halt Progress Against HIV/AIDS

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

In a sad twist of irony, the White House proposal to rollback critical health benefits, essential to the control of HIV/AIDS, is emerging on the one-year anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, unveiled by Obama in July 2010.

Man Claims He Was Denied HIV Medication In Jail

Posted 08.23.2011 | Chicago

A 39-year-old HIV-positive Chicago man claimed Wednesday that he was denied access to medication prescribed to help him manage his condition during a ...

WATCH: Cubs Release "It Gets Better" Video

Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

Following in the footsteps of the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs Monday became the second professional sports team to join the "It Gets Better...

Making the Fourth Decade of AIDS the Last

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

We can and indeed must change the story about HIV/AIDS in our city and nation. Changing the story means working together to end HIV/AIDS in every neighborhood, every town, every state.

It Gets Better Because We Grow Stronger: An Interview With Leading Gay Men's Health Expert Dr. Ron Stall

Jim Pickett | Posted 06.28.2011 | Chicago
Jim Pickett

Why, 30 years into the AIDS crisis, are rates of HIV highest among young gay men, particularly men of color? I interviewed Dr. Ron Stall, a leading HIV prevention expert.

Governor Pat Quinn Saves AIDS Drugs Program From Illinois Budget Wreck

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In the belching, burning wreckage of the Illinois budget, a survivor, miraculously, emerged. Pat Quinn announced today that state funding for the Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program would be spared.

Advocates, Lawmakers Want Governor Pat Quinn to Reject Waiting List for People Needing HIV/AIDS Medication

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Let's hope Governor Quinn can scrape up the commitment and the $9.7 million out of a $25 billion budget to provide HIV/AID drugs to help keep people, your neighbors, alive.

HIV Services Face Foreclosure: Will Illinois Leaders Come to the Rescue?

Mark Ishaug | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Ishaug

Unless immediate actions are taken to remedy the state's spiraling budget crisis, vital HIV/AIDS services will be put in serious jeopardy.

Budget Crunch Jeopardizing Pioneering AIDS Fund

Chicago Reporter | Kelly Virella and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

HIV and AIDS activists around the state are informally discussing whether to launch a last ditch effort to reinstate millions in the current year's bu...