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The Aging of the Epidemic: Older New Yorkers Living With HIV/AIDS Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

The Aging of the Epidemic: Older New Yorkers Living With HIV/AIDS

The New York Times recently published a story exploring the ups and downs of life as an aging HIV-positive person in the city that never sleeps.

By Sunny Bjerk for Housing Works
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Dave Purchase, Syringe Exchange Pioneer Passes, But His Legacy Lives On

Twenty years ago, when the U.S. HIV epidemic was at its peak, Dave Purchase began to hand out clean needles in exchange for dirty ones in downtown Tacoma, Wash. He paid for all the needles himself -- knowing quite well he could go to jail for saving ...

By Sunny Bjerk for Housing Works
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Conference Coverage

Holistic Treatment in Haiti: Implications From a Groundbreaking Study

In the ongoing fight against the AIDS epidemic, Haiti and the Caribbean remain one of the world's most affected locations, second only to Sub-Saharan Africa. According to statistics released tonight in an IAC session titled, "HIV in Haiti in the Time...

By Sunny Bjerk for Housing Works
There Is No There There: The False Framing of HIV Criminalization Laws Img
Conference Coverage

There Is No There There: The False Framing of HIV Criminalization Laws

"No chronic disease strikes fear into the hearts of people quite like HIV/AIDS does," Housing Works' Sunny Bjerk writes. "That fear of rejection, fear of being hurt, and fear of being persecuted for having a virus is truly what is criminal."

By Sunny Bjerk for Housing Works
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Conference Coverage

Thousands Take Over the Streets in D.C. in the "We Can End AIDS" Mobilization

This afternoon at 12 p.m., Housing Works' staff and clients joined thousands of other AIDS activists from around the world to march through the streets of Washington, D.C. in the We Can End AIDS mobilization, the largest AIDS protest in the country i...

By Sunny Bjerk for Housing Works