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    IN THE MEDIA: New York Expands Vaccine Access to People Living with HIV

    By Tat Bellamy-Walker Gay City News “Governor Cuomo’s decision to prioritize access to the COVID-19 vaccination for the most vulnerable among us, those living with co-morbidities such as HIV and other immunocompromising conditions, is exactly the approach we need in New York City.” – Jacqui Kilmer, the CEO of Harlem United Governor Andrew Cuomo has expanded…


  • Governor Cuomo’s Plan to End AIDS

    On behalf of the thousands served by Harlem United, we applaud Governor Cuomo’s bold endorsement of the Plan to End AIDS in New York State, announced yesterday, just hours before the 45th annual Gay Pride Parade. The Plan, called ‘Bending the Curve,’ aims to identify, track, and treat people with HIV, with the goal of ending…


  • Douglas M. Brooks, White House Director of Office of National AIDS Policy visits

    Yesterday, Harlem United was honored to host Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. We are one of just a few agencies that Mr. Brooks is visiting during his regional listening tour and he’s looking to us to learn from our success and challenges to inform his work nationwide. While he…


  • 7 Questions & Answers About PrEP to Prevent HIV

    Let’s Start with the basics: What exactly IS PrEP? PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and is an HIV-prevention method in which people who do not have HIV can take a pill daily to reduce their risk of becoming infected. The treatment named Truvada© contains two of the medications that can be used to treat people who already…


  • On World AIDS Day, a look back at 2014

    JANUARY: Inauguration of Mayor de Blasio Bill de Blasio, was sworn in as New York’s 109th mayor. His election ushered in a new, progressive city administration. De Blasio, who campaigned on a platform of eliminating inequality, is the first liberal official to serve as the city’s top executive in 20 years. The new mayor appointed…


  • 7 Facts You Need to Know on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2015, we put together a list of seven surprising (and humbling) statistics and facts about the impact of HIV and AIDS on Black Americans, especially in Harlem. 1. The rate of HIV infection in Harlem is 4-5 times higher than the national average Central…


  • Facing HIV & addiction through performance

    I spent a few hours each week in December in the dining room of Harlem United’s Willis Green Jr. Adult Day Health Care Center. There was silverware clanking, conversations bubbling, and of course clients bustling. As lunch hour ends, clients and staff clear out the tables and the room becomes a make-shift rehearsal space. Here,…


  • 73 million HIV+ in last 3 decades

    Where are we in the fight against HIV/AIDS? is dedicated to connecting patients, students and professionals to the latest and most useful healthcare information and resources available. The site offers a comprehensive look into the expanding field of public health, the latest in health policy updates and recommendations and information on launching a career in public health. Recently, the site published a summary…


  • Kimberleigh Smith speaks at Blueprint to End AIDS announcement

    How we’re going to end AIDS in New York

    Today we are making history. It’s the beginning of the end of the HIV epidemic as we know it in New York State. Governor Cuomo endorsed a Blueprint to End AIDS, which lays out 30 recommendations that must be implemented to decrease new HIV infections to fewer than 750 by 2020 and move HIV past what…


  • We launch Swallow This

    Swallow This was our award-winning campaign to educate our communities about PrEP, a pill you can take daily to prevent HIV. PrEP is remarkably effective at preventing HIV and through a study we conducted, we determined that the people we serve would benefit from it and when they learned about it were very interested in starting,…


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