4 results for author: Kimberleigh Smith


An Important Week for the HIV Community

The plan updates the five-year-old original NHAS, and looks ahead to 2020 as a guide for collective action of agencies, community-based organizations, the scientific, medical communities and coalitions of people living with HIV in the United States. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 includes changes to its steps and recommended actions, new and revised quantitative indicators, and newly integrated action plans. Since the initial National HIV/AIDS Strategy was released in 2010 we’ve seen remarkable progress: advances in treatment as prevention, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act , FDA approval and the uptake of PrEP, ...

We Have A lot to Celebrate and More Work to Do!

This has been an amazing couple of weeks. Supreme Court decisions and budget and legislative sessions leave us with a lot to celebrate, but there is more work to do! Harlem United senior leaders, policy staff, staff advocates and consumers have travelled to Albany, Washington DC and City Hall to participate in countless meetings with legislators, demonstrations and press events. Here’s a snapshot of what we accomplished and important events that impact our community On June 26, the New York City Council voted and adopted the budget for FY 2016. In addition to millions of dollars allocated to programs that serve people impacted by HIV, we were able ...

Swallow This

Did you know that there is a pill you can take daily to prevent HIV? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. We surveyed 1,347 men who have sex with men in New York City and less than half had heard of PrEP, but once we told them what PrEP is — a daily pill that is very effective at preventing HIV – 67% said they would consider using it. That’s why, over Pride weekend, we launched a new campaign to educate men of color in Harlem and throughout New York City about this promising development in HIV prevention. We were at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem Pride, NYC Pride Festival, and more.      Harlem United at The Apollo; Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, ...

More Great News for Trans Health!

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced earlier this week new regulations to include transgender health care services under New York State’s Medicaid program. The proposed regulations provide treatment for hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery.