Op-Ed: For Black Women, The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Still Goes On

By C. Virginia Fields

Twenty-three years ago, right when I was running for my first term as Manhattan Borough President, the HIV/AIDS community reached two very different milestones in the fight against the epidemic. Continue Reading →

New HIV Diagnoses Fall To Historic Lows From Harlem To Hollis

The number of New Yorkers newly diagnosed with HIV is down to historic lows and fell below 2,000 for the first time since annual HIV reporting began in 2001. Continue Reading →

Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat Marks World AIDS Day 2018

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement to recognize December 1st as World AIDS Day and to address the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Continue Reading →

Health Department Launches “¡Listos!”, First Ever HIV Prevention Campaign For Latinos

The Health Department, in partnership with the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), launched “¡Listos!”, a sex-positive marketing campaign that encourages Latinos to consider using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of their sexual health plan. PrEP is a safe, daily pill that greatly reduces the risk of HIV infection. Continue Reading →

Rate Of STDs Rising From Harlem To Hollis

A source reports that a study released this week shows STDs are on the rise in New York City, and particularly in Central Harlem. Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Hollis “1 In 8 People Living With HIV Do Not Know They Are Infected”

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 marks the annual National HIV Testing Day, and The Alliance for Positive Change will be out in force encouraging New Yorkers to play their part in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Continue Reading →

Iris House Launches New HIV Awareness Campaign For Women And Girls

Did you know that the likelihood of an African-American woman being diagnosed with HIV in her lifetime is 1 in 32, and for a Latina is 1 in 106, but for a white woman, it’s 1 in 526? Continue Reading →


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