Tag: HIV/AIDS

Peoria issues proclamation for World AIDS Day

PEORIA — The Peoria City Council this week issued a proclamation setting Dec. 1 as World AIDS Day in Peoria. Sid Ruckriegel, at-large councilmember, made the presentation to Jonathan Harwood, board member of Central Illinois Friends of PWA, and Deric Tucker Kimler, the executive director. “The proclamation schedule was set before I chaired the meeting,” Ruckriegel…

World AIDS Day across Illinois

CHICAGO — World AIDS Day, an annual event to commemorate the battle against HIV and AIDS, is every December 1. Many groups and cities across Illinois have events planned for the day. Chicagoland Chicago World AIDS Day Indoor Street Fest DIFFA/Chicago and Center on Halsted present the 2nd Annual Stand Up For Red World AIDS…

AIDS Awareness Stamps Presentation at Gerber/Hart

CHICAGO — The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives in Chicago will be holding a presentation on the AIDS Ribbon as a part of the 25th anniversary of its debut. From the Facebook event: December 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1993 Red Ribbon for AIDS Awareness US postage stamp. The use of the untied red…

Our Stories Are Here: Coming Together to Heal and Get to Zero conference on Dec. 3

CHICAGO — Illinois HIV Care Connect, along with Project RSP and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, will be hosting a one-day conference at the DuSable Museum of African-American History on Monday, Dec. 3. From the Facebook event: RSVP by November 29th at AIDSCHICAGO.ORG/OURSTORIES This one day conference explores innovative HIV and care strategies, traverses the intersections…

Tickets available for GCAP’s Holiday Supper on Dec. 2

CHAMPAIGN — The Greater Community AIDS Project of Eastern Illinois announced Monday that tickets are available for their Holiday Supper on Dec. 2. Enjoy appetizers and cash bar followed by a supper buffet featuring beef and salmon. For fun there will be a 50/50 drawing, gift card/wine grab bags, and live music. All proceeds will go to…

HIV/AIDS training center at UIC receives $4.4 million in new federal funding

CHICAGO — The Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received $4.4 million in funding from the federal government to advance its work improving HIV/AIDS care, prevention and education in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. The funding to MATEC, which is…