Post Tagged with: "AIDS"

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Decline

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Decline

Black, Health, Latino, New York November 29, 2018 at 8:14 pm

While new HIV diagnoses among Black and Latina women declined in 2017, HIV continues to affect Black and Latino men who have sex with men disproportionately, NYC’s latest HIV surveillance report indicates.

Lola Flash, "Incarceration." (Courtesy of the artist, via The Brooklyn Rail)

Lola Flash on Incarceration and More

Black, Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan March 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Artist and activist Lola Flash is interviewed in The Brooklyn Rail about her retrospective exhibit.

Don Kao sharing his experiences. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘The Lees’ Tries To Crack Bias against AIDS

East Asian, Health, Manhattan, Social Services May 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm

The Chinese-American Planning Society screened “The Lees,” a short film aimed at breaking the taboo of AIDS and HIV in the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

A rendition of the New York City AIDS memorial from its westernmost corner, with a view of the buildings that replaced St. Vincent's hospital east of the memorial. (Image via

Memorializing Victims of AIDS

Culture, Health, History, LGBTQ, Manhattan November 29, 2016 at 4:26 pm

New York’s AIDS victims will be memorialized at a new site in Greenwich Village to be dedicated on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day.

Clement Lee, a lawyer with Make the Road New York, said that HIV-positive undocumented people may talk about their specific cases with legal advisors to evaluate if there are options available to them to legalize their status, such as seeking asylum. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC: A Safe Harbor for HIV Patients

Health, Immigration, New York September 13, 2016 at 1:56 pm

By offering medical help, housing and legal counseling regardless of immigration status, New York has effectively become a sanctuary city for HIV-positive people, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mark Harrington, James Krellenstein, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, and Jim Eigo following a May 15 meeting of health department officials, AIDS activists, and elected officials. (Photo via Gay City News)

Pressing for More AIDS Services in Chelsea

Health, LGBTQ, Manhattan, New York May 18, 2015 at 7:33 pm

AIDS activists met with city health officials to ask that more be done to replace services lost when the sexually transmitted diseases clinic in Chelsea was closed for renovations in March, Gay City News reports.

Gao Yaoji who now resides in Harlem has dedicated her life to raising awareness for AIDS in China. (Photo via WIkimedia Commons)

Aging Chinese AIDS Activist’s Life in Exile

East Asian, Health, In the News February 3, 2014 at 11:48 am

Gao Yaojie, a Chinese AIDS activist, now lives in Harlem, where a group of Chinese students help take care of her, the Brooklyn Ink reports.

World Aids Day observed at the White House (Photo by Ted Eytan, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Fighting for an AIDS-Free Generation

Health, Latino, Opinion December 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Hispanic Federation President José Calderón, in an opinion piece for El Diario-La Prensa, urges at-risk Latinos to get tested for HIV.

Lemuel Jones in front of Martin Luther King Jr. Towers in Harlem. (Photo by Kurumi Fukushima via NYC In Focus)

AIDS Preys on Older, Lonely Straight Men

Health, Manhattan November 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

The disproportionately high levels of those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Harlem are attributed to older men in housing developments who look to cure loneliness with unprotected sex, reports NYC In Focus.

Advocates from Vocal NY called for more aggressive action against Hepatitis C at a lobby day in Albany in June. (Photo credit City Limits)

Rise in Hepatitis C Deaths Prompts City to Act

Health, New York, Social Services November 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Hepatitis C infection now causes more deaths than HIV/AIDS but receives a fraction of the funding, reports City Limits.

A promotional poster for Zookeeper. (Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

Movie to Confront Latino Homophobia

Bronx, Culture, Latino, LGBTQ September 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm

A South Bronx-based playwright and director is including community members in the production of his film, Zookeeper, which confronts homophobia in Latino communities, says a report in the Mott Haven Herald. The movie is based on his award-winning autobiographical play.

(Photo by Donna Aceto via Gay City News)

LGBT Advocates Rally for Bill to Decriminalize Condom Possession

Health, In the News, LGBTQ, Politics June 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

The state bill would prevent condoms from being used evidence in court, Gay City News reports. Some members of the community stop carrying condoms in fear of being arrested for alleged prostitution.

Fortunata Kasege at home in the Bronx. (Photo by Amy Lieberman via Women's eNews)

Plenty of Hurdles Remain 3 Years After Repeal of HIV Entry Ban

Government, Health, Immigration May 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

While the ban on HIV-positive entrants to the U.S. has been lifted, it hasn’t eased the lives of immigrants with the virus, including the two profiled by Women’s eNews.

A nighttime rendering of the AIDS Memorial Park in the West Village. (Photo via Gay City News)

AIDS Memorial Closer to Reality

Culture, In the News, LGBTQ, Manhattan April 15, 2013 at 11:20 am

A capital campaign to raise the remaining $2 million needed to build the New York City AIDS Memorial on part of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital campus in the West Village was launched at a press conference in late March, Gay City News reported.

Testing literature at Brooklyn Men Konnect. For the first half of 2011, Brooklyn led the city, with 495 or 28 percent of new HIV diagnoses. More than 27,000 people in the borough are estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), second only to Manhattan, with more than 33,000 PLWHAs. (Photo by Pearl Gabel via Brooklyn Bureau)

AIDS Rises in Brooklyn, Federal Funding Drops

Brooklyn, Health, LGBTQ February 6, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Out of the five boroughs, Brooklyn has the highest number of new HIV cases. As the demographics of those infected change, however, treatment and prevention is hindered by losses in funding, reports Brooklyn Bureau.