NYC Health Dept Celebrates Valentine’s Day And National Condom Awareness Day

image004In recognition of Valentine’s Day and National Condom Awareness Day, Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett today announced the public launch of the #PlaySure kit, a #PlaySure kit media campaign, new condom distribution data, and additional focus on HIV prevention. Continue Reading →

Join National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day With Iris House

aids-day-candlesFor 23 years, Iris House has been a champion in the fight against HIV/AIDS in New York City’s communities of color.   Continue Reading →

LGBT Youth Shelter To Take Over Harlem Manning Church

manning church in harlem via googleHarlem’s ATLAH World Missionary Church, whose billboard has been home to countless homophobic and xenophobic messages, may be heading to the auction block after incurring debts and tax liens of more than $1.02 million. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Driving the Conversation Around PrEP In NYC

prep in lgbtTo drive the public conversation around PrEP, Amida Care, Callen-Lorde, and The LGBT Community Center (The Center) hosted a community event and concurrent webinar titled “Get Schooled on PrEP: Know the ABCs.” Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “When AIDS Was Funny,” A New Chilling Film

when aids was funny in harlemOne of the most prominent stains on the reputation of the much-mythologized Reagan administration was its response, or lack of response, to the AIDS crisis as it began to ravage American cities from Harlem to Hollywood in the early and mid-1980s. Continue Reading →

C. Virginia Fields CEO Of Harlem’s NBLCA Receives Award From NYS Dept of Health

c_virginia_fieldsOn World AIDS Day, Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) received the 2015 Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award from the New York State Department of Health for its ongoing commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the state. Continue Reading →

The Health Department Recognizes World Aids Day

aids-day-candlesThe Health Department today released its 2014 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, which shows that the annual number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City has reached an all-time low, and, for the first time, includes data on HIV/AIDS among transgender New Yorkers.  Continue Reading →

On World AIDS Day, New Yorkers to Get Tested for HIV

hiv tested in harlemTo honor World AIDS Day tomorrow, NYC Health + Hospitals is reminding New Yorkers to prioritize their health by getting an HIV test. According to City health officials there are over 118,000 New Yorkers living with HIV, with some remaining unaware of their status. Continue Reading →

Alicia Keys, Running the Marathon ‘Was Nothing’ (video)

alicia keys talks about the marathonOn Friday, November 6th, 2015, fresh from running the New York City Marathon, Harlem lady Alicia Keys walked the black carpet with hubby Swizz Beatz and others for her annual Keep a Child Alive Black Ball event in New York City. Continue Reading →

Today Is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

photo-sff131015Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day from Harlem to Hollywood. More than 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the United States, and more than 47,000 new cases were identified in 2013. Continue Reading →