Press Releases

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

 

29TH ANNUAL BAYARD RUSTIN BREAKFAST TO HONOR LGBT PEOPLE OF COLOR WORKING TO END HIV/AIDS

Activist Larry V. Day and spiritual leader Allan McLendon to be recognized for their life-saving work   BOSTON, April 4, 2018—The 29th annual Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast, a spirited celebration…

23RD ANNUAL TASTE OF THE SOUTH END BRINGS CELEBRATED CHEFS TOGETHER FOR AIDS ACTION BENEFIT

Delicious Samplings from more than 40 Celebrated Chefs in Boston’s Hottest Culinary Destination   BOSTON, February 21, 2018—AIDS Action Committee announces today that the 23rd annual Taste of the South…

MAYOR WALSH SIGNS PARIS DECLARATION TO COMMIT BOSTON IN GLOBAL CAMPAIGN TO END HIV

Fast-Track Cities Initiative emphasizes local efforts by Getting To Zero Coalition to end HIV transmission   AIDS Action Committee announced that Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed the Paris Declaration on…

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….