Positive Places: Housing for People Living with HIV/AIDS in DC

January 14, 2009 - District, NIH announce new initiative aimed at HIV/AIDS epidemic

26.4 Million dollar initiative from NIH and D.C Government is aimed at reducing the level of virus in those who are HIV+ and decreasing their chance of spreading the disease. Read the rest of the article HERE

January 12, 2009  - D.C. Politics and HIV/AIDS Funding

D.C. council member David A. Catania and Mayor Adrian Fenty seemed to have taken different approaches while dealing with federal Health and Human Services department that threatened to withhold $12.2 million dollars of HIV/AIDS funding to the district. You can read the blog entry HERE

January 10, 2009  - HUD no longer withholds 12.2 million dollars HIV/AIDS funding for D.C 

Well Here is a bit of good news : Federal housing officials ended their threat to withhold $12.2 million in AIDS funding from the District because of concerns over the city's oversight of money issued to nonprofit programs that deliver services to residents affected by the disease. You can read the rest of the article HERE 

December 9, 2009 - GWU SPHHS department newsletter - Positive Places testimony and AIDS Rally pix mentioned

Well we're getting our name out there and what better place to start than our campus? Positive Places' achievements including snippet of our testimony and the pictures from World AIDS Day rally have been included in the November 2009 newsletter of Prevention and Community Health newsletter !!! Next stop is hopefully the School of Public Health and Health Services' newsletter - GW Progress !!!

December 8 , 2009 - Washington Post -  Administration has unveiled new plan to fight global AIDS

The Obama administration has laid out a new prevention plan to fight HIV/AIDS across the globe. Read the full article : Administration outlines new direction for global AIDS prevention program by CLICKING HERE

December 2, 2009- Washington Post Article on World AIDS day Rallly

Daryl Fears, The Post's resident AIDS reporter, talks about the waitlist and HIV housing. Click HERE for the article.

December 1, 2009- City Paper's CityDesk Blog covers arrests

Quotes from activists in DC Fights Back, one of our coalition members. HERE is the story.

December 1, 2009- Africa Action Press Release on 'Systems Failure' World AIDS Day Rally

AIDS Activists to Obama and Fenty: Your Decisions are Failing People Living with HIV: "Funeral” Staged at White House, Creative Action At DC’s City Hall: 12 noon Assembly at Lafayette Park. Please click HERE to read the press release.

November 17, 2009 - The Washington Post - D.C. AIDS office ordered to answer HUD

DC City council at-large member David Catania ordered city health officials to  gather documents within 24 hours and address his concerns... Read the full article here :D.C. AIDS office ordered to answer HUD

November 12, 2009 - The Washington Post - DC could lose ALL housing funding for HIV/AIDS!!!

On November 12, Washington Post featured an article entitled, ' HUD threatens to cut off D.C. AIDS funding next year.' Please click on the article to read how DC stands to lose all 12.2 million dollars of HIV/AIDS funding next year if they do not improve the management of money

October - The Washington Post Wasting Away : The Squandering of D.C.'s AIDS Dollars

Please click the following link to read about a detailed multi -part  article documenting a few Community Based Organization's mismanagement of funds received from DC Government  for HIV/AIDS services : Wasting Away : The Squandering of D.C.'s AIDS Dollars