On Wednesday, December 2, Harlem United and our Save NY’s Safety Net coalition partners hosted a virtual town hall—Countdown to Crisis: How the Medicaid Drug Carve Out Will Reverse Progress in the Battle Against HIV/AIDS.
Harlem United was represented by Jacqui Kilmer, CEO, and Tamisha McPherson, Executive Director of URAM and Chief External Affairs and Development Officer.
It’s PrEP Aware Week and Harlem United wants to let everyone know more about preventing HIV by using PrEP. PrEP is a daily pill that reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 99%. It is a cornerstone of Harlem United’s HIV prevention work.As part of the statewide End the AIDS Epidemic initiative, Harlem United is committed to providing PrEP to anyone who wants it. You can take charge and take more precautions against contracting HIV.
We serve communities that are more vulnerable to HIV transmission: Black and Brown commun...
Harlem United Submits testimony on COVID-19 in Minority Communities
May 18, 2020
Harlem United CEO, Jacquelyn Kilmer, gave oral testimony today before a New York State Senate Joint Public Hearing to discuss solutions to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in communities of color.
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There is currently a large outbreak in NYC, mainly in Brooklyn (Williamsburgh and Borough Park) and Queens. Measles is a virus that causes fever and rash. It can be deadly and it is highly contagious. After someone coughs or sneezes, the virus can stay in the air for up to 2 hours. About 500 people have been diagnosed so far. Symptoms start with fever, cough, runny nose, red teary eyes, then a rash starts on the face and movies to other parts of the body.
Infants, young children, pregnant women, people with weakened immune ...
As I rode the subway home yesterday holding me Metro card — my ticket — in my hand, I realized that if you think about your life as a performance, you are in control of who (and what) gets tickets to this priceless event. It's up to me—and to you—to be mindful in deciding who we allow front row seats in our lives.
My health is the most important thing in my life. Without good health, physical and mental, I wouldn't be able to live my life — to enjoy this one performance — to the fullest.
But in the busyness of life, it's easy to let our priorities slide. ...
I recently hosted a group and the topic was gender identity and roles. I must admit while this topic comes easy for me, as I was forced through my life experiences to realize the harsh reality that many people still believe that transgender people should not be seen or heard.
Granted, a few gentleman gave me great respect but the facial expressions about the topic could be read across the room. About half of the group here macho men and the other half LGBTQ people. The face-off started when I asked, "Has anyone ever been called something that was not their name?" Then ...
Funded by Gilead Sciences through AIDS United, the Positive Organizing Project empowers people living with HIV to challenge HIV-related discrimination.
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?
Yesterday, we received the news that we lost a very special member of the Harlem United family. Don McVinney wasn’t only a long-time staff member, he was a beloved supporter, advocate, and friend to staff and clients alike.
We are all deeply shocked and saddened by his untimely death. It will take significant time for the reality of his passing to sink in for many of us.
I first met Don when I joined Harlem United in 2010. He and I taught HIPAA and confidentiality trainings together, and I quickly grew to respect and admire him. I watched the way he interacted with ...
Highlights from a busy 2016 at Harlem United!