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Rep. Sara Feigenholtz Slams State Budget Decision to Restrict HIV/AIDS Drugs Access

(Chicago, IL) — April 18, 2011. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced its plans last week to restrict access to the AIDS Drug Assistance Program to new applicants with incomes at or below 300% of the federal poverty level versus the current 500% limit, drawing opposition from top HIV/AIDS activists and an angry reaction from a top Illinois House Democrat. Continue reading »

Mark Ishaug Leaves AIDS Foundation; David Munar Slated to Assume Top Job

(Chicago, IL) – November 23, 2010. AIDS Foundation of Chicago President Mark Ishaug is leaving his job and the organization’s board of directors has appointed agency vice president David Munar to president’s post. Continue reading »

If Vagina Gel to Blunt HIV/AIDS Transmission Confirmed, Rep. Sara Feigenholtz Pledges Legislative Action

(Chicago, IL) — July 25, 2010. The XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna this week announced that a new vaginal gel has been shown to significantly reduce a woman’s risk of being infected with HIV, which is prompting a pledge of legislative action by State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago). Continue reading »

Advocates, Lawmakers Want Governor Pat Quinn to Reject Waiting List for People Needing HIV/AIDS Medication; Quinn Non-Committal

(Chicago, IL) — May 24, 2010. “What a clear example of what a fiasco this budget is,” said State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago). Steans was commenting on a state advisory panel vote on May 21 to urge the state to immediately close the Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) to new applicants and begin a … Continue reading »

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