7 results for month: 02/2017

Fighting HIV Stigma: Meet Harlem United’s 2017 Peer Empowerment Leaders

Funded by Gilead Sciences through AIDS United, the Positive Organizing Project empowers people living with HIV to challenge HIV-related discrimination.

Why New York State Must Invest In Supportive Housing

On February 17, I testified at a public hearing in Albany on the importance of supportive housing. We won’t be able to end the homeless crisis facing New York State, particularly for people living with chronic conditions like HIV and AIDS and mental health and addiction issues, without it. Harlem United is a nationally recognized leader in proving that supportive housing is the permanent solution for homelessness and other housing instability. Throughout New York State, there are over 75,000 men, women and children staying in shelters at any given time, and an estimated 11,000 more are unsheltered or in transitional housing/Safe Haven programs. ...

Spotlight: Meet Philip Gyura, Director of Mobile Health Services

"We can be your community clinic, and you’re going to see your community in this clinic. We’re here to represent Harlem and all that it is."

Introducing PrEP Conversations, Our PrEP Education Video Series

By now, you may have heard about PrEP. It’s a daily pill that can help you stay HIV-negative. But what is it really like to take PrEP?

PrEP video ads launch

We were able reach hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers at risk for HIV with a series of video ads designed to inform our community about this effective HIV prevention tool and address common barriers to use. You can see the whole series at harlemunited.org/prep.

In Honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Harlem United Releases New Video Series: PrEP CONVERSATIONS

“We will not end the AIDS epidemic unless we break through the barriers to wide-scale use of PrEP among communities of color.” -- Jacqui Kilmer, CEO, Harlem United For Immediate Release February 7, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, today Harlem United released “PrEP Conversations,” a new video series focused on raising awareness and educating communities of color about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a pill that is over 90% effective at preventing HIV infection when taken consistently. Part of Harlem United’s ...

Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court a Threat to Health Care and Housing for All Americans

For Immediate Release February 1, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- The following is a statement from Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq., Chief Executive Officer of Harlem United. "The nomination of Judge Gorsuch is a threat to health and well-being of all Americans. His philosophy perverts the freedom of religion in our Constitution so that it can be used to justify denying everything from life-saving health care and prescriptions to housing and other life-saving social services. His rulings have been used to prevent women from accessing reproductive health care and to deny transgender people ...