Next Thursday, (10/9) at 12PM on the steps of City Hall, join leaders from the HIV/AIDS,
LGBTQ and homeless youth communities,
uniting behind a visionary campaign that will result in thousands of lives saved and will move us towards our shared vision of ending the AIDS epidemic in New York State by 2020.
Rally and campaign kick-off to expand housing, food and transportation benefits to all low-income NYers living with HIV
Steps of City Hall
Thursday, Oct. 9th, 12PM (noon). (arrive at 11:30AM to get through security)
4,5,6J,M,Z trains to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; 2,3 trains to Park Place; R,W trains to City Hall
Allied elected officials, leaders from the HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ and homeless youth movements, and people directly impacted
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There is a growing consensus across New York State that there is an urgent need to expand lifesaving rental assistance, nutrition and transportation benefits to all poor New Yorkers living with HIV.
Denying access to these benefits to individuals because they do not meet a 1980’s AIDS Institute definition of AIDS or “clinical/ symptomatic HIV infection” is out of step with current HIV treatment guidance and counter productive to our shared goal to end AIDS for every community.
This policy disproportionately affects homeless LGBT youth.
This consensus has grown into the first campaign in a decade to actually expand access to life-sustaining pubic benefits, rather then simply fighting to preserve a small part of the social safety-net.
The science is way ahead of our community.
It has been proven time and time again, in study after study, that investments in housing assistance, food, transportation and other basic subsistence benefits are an essential and cost-effective component of any successful HIV prevention and care strategy.
With the historic announcement by the NYS Governor to End AIDS in NYS, we have the vehicle we need to win this campaign.
Now all we need is to stand together!