Press Releases

AIDS Action Committee’s press releases keep the media and public informed on what’s new in our programs, services, and events.

 

MASSACHUSETTS HIGH COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF NEEDLE DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS

Unanimous decision can boost state’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and reduce spread of HIV and Hepatitis C   In a decision with critical implications for the state’s efforts…

STATE FUNDING CUTS WILL FORCE AIDS ACTION PROGRAM YOUTH ON FIRE TO CLOSE NEXT FALL

AIDS Action Committee announces today that Youth on Fire, its program for adolescents and young adults who are homeless or street-involved, will close on November 1, 2017 when its funding…

AIDS WALK & RUN BOSTON TO TAKE PLACE SUNDAY, JUNE 4

Registration is now open for the 32nd annual AIDS Walk & Run Boston, which will take place Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade….

MASSACHUSETTS SJC TO HEAR BARNSTABLE NEEDLE ACCESS CASE ON FEBRUARY 14 IN MIDST OF OPIOID CRISIS

GLAD and AIDS Action to Argue that MA Law Permits and Promotes Needle Access   On Tuesday, February 14, the Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments in the case AIDS…

STATEMENT BY CARL SCIORTINO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF AIDS ACTION COMMITTEE ON GOV. CHARLIE BAKER’S RECOMMENDED FUNDING OF HIV/AIDS

“Governor Charlie Baker’s FY2018 budget recommends cutting $4.8 million from the state’s investment in HIV/AIDS prevention, education, and outreach. This recommendation, which follows a $900,000 9C cut to the current…

GOVERNOR’S 9C CUTS COULD DERAIL EFFORTS TO REDUCE NEW HIV INFECTIONS

This week, Gov. Charlie Baker announced $98 million in mid-year budget cuts to prepare for anticipated revenue shortfalls, with nearly $1 million being cut from the HIV/AIDS line item. AIDS…

AIDS ACTION STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF TWO AMENDMENTS RELATED TO HIV PREVENTION

This week, the Massachusetts state Senate approved two significant prevention initiatives in the State Budget. The first was passage of an amendment to increase funding for HIV/AIDS prevention by $250,000….

AIDS ACTION COMMITTEE STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF TRANSGENDER ANTI-DISCRIMINATION BILL

BOSTON, June 1, 2016—Today, the Massachusetts Legislature voted to pass “An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination,” which will prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public places. AIDS…

AIDS ACTION COMMITTEE STATEMENT ON SIGNING OF TRANSGENDER ANTI-DISCRIMINATION BILL

Today, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law “An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination,” which will prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public places. AIDS Action Committee Executive…

AIDS ACTION’S NEEDLE EXCHANGE & OVERDOSE PREVENTION PROGRAM TO HOLD OVERDOSE AWARENESS VIGIL

AIDS Action Committee’s Needle Exchange & Overdose Prevention Program will hold an Overdose Awareness Vigil at 5pm on Friday, July 29 at the Carl Barron Plaza (also known as “The…