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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.

“¡Listos!” is the Department of Health’s first awareness campaign completely in Spanish aimed at raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. (Photo courtesy of the NYC Health Department)

NYC Launches First HIV Awareness Campaign Completely in Spanish

Health, Latino, New York May 16, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The city’s Health Department, along with the Latino Commission on AIDS, launched its first campaign exclusively in Spanish to promote HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the Hispanic community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Seniors Marie Mosely, 80, with Matilda Bowen, and Diane Dolie examining the condoms doled out at the Tilden Senior Center safe sex forum. (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Never Too Old for a Safe Sex Talk

Brooklyn, Health, Seniors August 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm

In Brownsville, Public Advocate Letitia James and Assemblywoman Latrice Walker spoke about safe sex to a community that is “becoming the most vulnerable group affected by sexually transmitted diseases,” writes Kings County Politics.

(Screenshot via video of the 2017 Queens Pride Parade in Jackson Heights)

Queens’ Gay Latinos – Proud, but Wary of Trump

Immigration, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens June 5, 2017 at 5:40 pm

While celebrating their parade in Jackson Heights, Latino members of the LGBT community expressed concerns that the Trump administration’s immigration policies will erode their rights, health and safety, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

Bishop Zachary G. Jones on the left and Nathan Kerr.  (Photo by Duncan Osborne via Gay City News)

Black LGBT Leaders Urge Engagement on Ending AIDS

African American, Health, LGBTQ, New York June 29, 2015 at 2:06 pm

African-American leaders of the LGBT community want more resources and attention devoted to them in the state’s plan to end AIDS by 2020, reports Gay City News.

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.

Building lot at East 138th St. and Third Ave. (Photo by Joe Hirsch via The Mott Haven Herald)

New Mott Haven Housing Project Opposed

Bronx, Housing, Social Services April 10, 2014 at 1:36 pm

The developer says city subsidies require that 30 percent of the apartments be allocated to HIV tenants and others requiring social services, but community board members object, reports the Mott Haven Herald.

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.

(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.

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.