Trump fires HIV/AIDS council by FedEx

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has fired the entire Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) – via a letter sent through FedEx. The Washington Blade reported Friday that the remaining 16 members of the council were fired on Wednesday. Six had left the council in June. Chicago-based advocate and Lambda Legal lawyer Scott Schoettes told…

The region recognizes Worlds AIDS Day 2017

CHICAGO — December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day set aside to remember those lost to HIV/AIDS and those living with the virus. Many local community across the world and across the Midwest are recognizing the battle with memorials, gatherings and events. The following list of events isn’t a complete list, so please watch…

Minnesota health officials call for push to end HIV/AIDS

ST. PAUL — As World AIDS Day approaches, state health officials are calling for renewed passion and dedication in the fight to end HIV in Minnesota.

“We have the tools to end HIV in Minnesota,” said Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger. “New interventions, such as early, sustained HIV treatment and pre-exposure preventive drugs, are highly effective at preventing HIV. We are committed to working with our communities that have disproportionate rates of HIV to reduce barriers to HIV prevention, testing and care.”

Ride for AIDS Chicago Raffle, July 9

CHICAGO — A live drawing for each prize will be performed on July 9, 2017 at the Ride for AIDS Chicago closing ceremony. Drawn winning tickets will not be used for additional drawings. To have a chance of winning multiple prizes, multiple raffle tickets must be purchased. Visit http://bit.ly/rideraffle for more details and a listing…

Mr. Friendly Workshop in South Bend

SOUTH BEND — Come to this workshop to learn how you can fight stigma of HIV/AIDS, have important conversations about this topic, understand unconscious messages we receive, and gain knowledge of preventative medication for HIV infection (PrEP). This is a Mr Friendly workshop. Mr Friendly is an international, yet grassroots movement to reduce stigma of…

The AIDS Clinical Trials Group needs you!

Have you been looking for something to do in the fight of HIV and AIDS? Here is something you can do that will get you involved with cutting-edge research as we move towards improved treatments and eventually a CURE. You may also check out the website at www.aactg.org or contact me for more information.


LGBT Leaders and Politicians Endorse #TestMe HIV Testing Digital Initiative

DETROIT – A new digital initiative launched by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally advocates and bloggers to encourage HIV testing on June 27 has been unveiled. The #TestMe initiative has support and endorsements from Equality Michigan and people like Howard Dean, former Democratic candidate for President, and several national organizations. “Equality Michigan sees the…