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New York: 716 Patients at VA May Have Been Exposed to HIV

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has informed local lawmakers and members of Congress that 716 patients at the Buffalo VA Medical Center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C because of the inadvertent reuse of insulin...

New York: Jamaica Center Will Use Grant to Fight HIV in the Transgender Community

Even though HIV/AIDS rates have been on the decline, transgender women of color are still at a high risk of contracting the disease. However, one Jamaica, NY, health clinic, the Queens Health Center, is part of a network of clinics that have been giv...

HIV/AIDS Organization Spotlight: Hispanic AIDS Forum Img

HIV/AIDS Organization Spotlight: Hispanic AIDS Forum

"You try to do creative work with government money, and somebody's just waiting ... for you to use the wrong word, the wrong expression, so that they can come after you to defund you," says Heriberto Sanchez-Soto, who heads up Hispanic AIDS Forum in ...

Housing Works' Charles King on ACT UP's 25th Anniversary and the Future of HIV/AIDS Activism Img

Housing Works' Charles King on ACT UP's 25th Anniversary and the Future of HIV/AIDS Activism

This spring, the venerated HIV/AIDS activist organization ACT UP turns the big 2-5\. We spoke with prominent activist Charles King about the organization's biggest achievements, the split between the LGBT and the HIV/AIDS movements, and the future of...

HIV/AIDS Organization Spotlight: Long Island Association for AIDS Care Img

HIV/AIDS Organization Spotlight: Long Island Association for AIDS Care

Can a traditional HIV/AIDS service organization survive in today's economic reality? More and more, we're learning that the answer is often "no." In this interview, Gail Barouh, Ph.D., who heads the venerable Long Island Association for AIDS Care, ex...

HIV/AIDS Organization Spotlight: Southern Tier AIDS Program of New York Img

HIV/AIDS Organization Spotlight: Southern Tier AIDS Program of New York

This week, we turn our HIV/AIDS Organization Spotlight on New York State and the Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP). STAP provides HIV prevention and education to a broad swath of upstate New York, as well as care services for hundreds of HIVers, many...

New York: Patients Treated at Rockland Psychiatric Center Warned of Hepatitis Risk

The State Department of Health is advising that some patients of Rockland Psychiatric Center be tested for blood-borne infections like HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Last summer a patient at the center contracted hepatitis B, and DOH launched an ...

Lambda Legal Announces Scott Schoettes as New HIV Project Director

New York, N.Y. -- Today, Lambda Legal announced that Scott Schoettes, who has been with Lambda Legal as the HIV Project Staff Attorney since October 2007, has been hired as the new HIV Project Director. "As an openly HIV-positive man, my work is str...

Community Members Step Up Pressure as GMHC Prepares to Respond

On May 12, TheBody.com first reported on the current growing rift between Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) and community leaders about GMHC's pending move. Here are some updates: On May 13 at GMHC's Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) monthly meeting, Larry...

GMHC's Upcoming Move Creates Rifts With New York's HIV/AIDS Community

An update to the story below was posted on May 17. As thousands of New Yorkers gear up for the annual AIDS Walk in Manhattan on May 16, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) -- the main recipient of donations from the event -- has come under heavy criticis...