How to Safely Self-Inject Your Hormones

Congratulations on self-injecting your own hormones! These instructions will provide a step-by step guide for intramuscular injection.  Be sure to see your doctor for an in person training on how to inject your hormones safely.  If you don’t have a doctor, or if you are interested in primary care, or gender affirming hormone care, or just want an in person tutorial on how to inject yourself safely, please call or make an appointment with us! Become familiar with all of your injection equipment, and the type of injection you will give yourself. Before you inject, ...

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FY18 Budget Agreement Includes Social and Economic Justice Provisions that Will Help New Yorkers Most in Need

For Immediate Release April 8, 2017 Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org New York, NY -- The FY18 New York State budget agreement announced last night by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie includes provisions that are critical to providing hope, health, and healing to New Yorkers most in need. The following is a statement from Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq., Chief Executive Officer of Harlem United. "For nearly ...

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A “Gender Revolution” at Harlem United

As a trans woman, I face a variety of issues daily. The most common is getting people to recognize that I am a lady and not a man. Some people feel that because I was born a man, I am a man. In fact, they will argue with me to the point that I feel nothing I say will change their mind. This is a dangerous way of thinking because it often leads to disrespect and discrimination, like being told what bathroom I am allowed to use. When I was asked to facilitate a group of clients in Harlem United's advocacy program to watch the documentary, Gender Revolution: A Journey with ...

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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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