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by Matthew Blake
3:58pm
Mon Apr 2, 2012

Emanuel LGBT Health Plan Wide In Scope

Declaring that, “Chicago’s strength is in the diversity of its communities,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined 22 community strategies this weekend to better address Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, health issues, many which go beyond traditional LGBT health care concerns.

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by Adam Doster
11:49am
Thu Mar 18, 2010

Save ADAP, Save Lives

When lawmakers talk about protecting "crucial state services," funding for HIV/AIDS prevention programs like the Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) should be at the top of the list. "Withdrawing any of the provisions of the program right now," Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) said at a Springfield press conference yesterday, "would literally be a death sentence to its clients."

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by Angela Caputo
9:29am
Fri Jan 29, 2010

The AIDS Crisis And Your Vote

Earlier this week we took note of State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz' (D-Chicago) warning that Illinois' AIDS drug program and HIV prevention services were under siege due to the state budget crisis.  Which candidates can voters count on to back the sort of "balanced and sustainable solution" that Feigenholtz says is necessary to solve the looming public health emergency?

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by Angela Caputo
10:15am
Wed Jan 27, 2010

AIDS Drug Assistance Program Under Seige

Currently, 4,600 Illinoisans rely on the Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), with over 100 additional people -- many of them unemployed -- applying each month.  To meet an anticipated 15 percent surge in enrollees this year, the state is now being forced to cut back on another important service: HIV prevention.  Last week, State Rep.