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

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

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Why New York State Must Invest In Supportive Housing

Housing is healthcare
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 ...

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Spotlight: Meet Philip Gyura, Director of Mobile Health Services

Phil Gyura
"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."

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Introducing PrEP Conversations, Our PrEP Education Video Series

Participants in Harlem United's PrEP 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?

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Harlem United Thanks Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for His Commitment to Reproductive Health & the Right to Choose

For Immediate Release January 30, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a proposal to amend the New York State Constitution to guarantee a woman's right to choose by codifying the protections established in Roe v. Wade. The amendment would ensure that, regardless of whether Roe is changed or overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, the right to choose would be protected in New York. "At a time of uncertainty at the federal level, and in states around the country, it is even ...

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Dear Donald Trump: We Have Something To Say. Are You Listening?

A Message to Donald Trump
Our clients sent the new president personal messages about the challenges they face every day: HIV/AIDS, homelessness, disability, discrimination, and countless others.

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s “New York Promise” Agenda Will Help Harlem United Create One Community of Hope, Health, & Healing

For Immediate Release January 9, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the 12th proposal of his 2017 State of the State Agenda: "New York Promise." Focused on advancing key social justice principles and progressive values, New York Promise includes several goals and initiatives that will help Harlem United create one community of hope, health, and healing. "Since it was founded in 1988, Harlem United's has advanced community health by providing compassionate and ...

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“Moonlight” Over Harlem United: What The Film Means For Our Work

Image from Moonlight
Our Community Organizer reflects on the ways "Moonlight" overlaps with Harlem United's intersectional community work.

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