Amida Care Spearheads New NYC Innovator Accountable Care Organization

when aids was funny in harlemAmida Care, New York’s largest Medicaid Special Needs health Plan (SNP) for people with chronic conditions including HIV/AIDS and behavioral health disorders, is developing a provider-led Innovator Accountable Care Organization (IACO) pilot focused on utilizing Medicaid Redesign to prevent new HIV infections and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS from Harlem to Hollis, Queens. Continue Reading →

Health Department Recognizes Harlem’s Aisha Diori, World AIDS Day And New HIV Campaign

world-aids-day-2016In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Health Department today announced the launch of “Stay Sure,” a new sexual health media campaign that promotes HIV prevention services in New York City. Continue Reading →

Interview: Harlem Hospital’s Dr. Simona Bratu Talks HIV/AIDS

dr-simona-bratu1World AIDS Day, is celebrated annually on December 1st, it recognizes advancements in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, honors those who lost their lives to the virus, and serves as a reminder to prioritize sexual health by getting an HIV test. Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →