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Harlem United Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Plan to End AIDS

New York, New York (June 30, 2014) 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 the AIDS epidemic in New York State by 2020. This announcement makes New York State the first jurisdiction in the world to commit publicly to the effort to end AIDS. “While we are heartened by the progress we have made in confronting AIDS in New York State, we know that we still face an epidemic of unacceptable proportions, especially among young gay men and men who have sex with men in the transgender community, and among black and Latina women,” said Jacquelyn Kilmer, Chief Operating Officer of Read More…

Policy

PrEP 101: Q & A with Harlem United’s Associate Vice President of Policy & Advocacy

Promise of PrEP: A Local Perspective. Video Link: What is PrEP? 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 have HIV. The FDA approved this treatment in July 2012 as PrEP after large-scale clinical trials showed that it was effective. But wait, isn’t there a treatment called PEP? Is it different? There is! PEP stands for post-exposure prophylaxis and can be used in emergencies when you think you have been exposed to HIV. It’s similar in that they are both used as prevention interventions, but one is before and the other is after. Does PrEP Work? Studies have shown that PrEP Read More…

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