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Who Benefits






GMHC is the primary beneficiary of AIDS Walk New York. The event also supports other tri-state AIDS service, social justice, and/or public health organizations through the Community Partnership Program (CPP). These groups are able to participate in AIDS Walk New York as fundraising teams, with proceeds directly benefiting their programs and services.
 
About GMHC
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the nation's leading provider of HIV/AIDS care, prevention services, and advocacy, serving nearly 13,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in New York City, the epidemic's largest U.S. epicenter. As the world's first HIV and AIDS service organization, GMHC is an expert in providing services that every person affected by the epidemic deserves. GMHC is on the front lines caring for people who are both HIV negative and positive, including testing, nutrition, legal, mental health and education services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal level with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic in New York State by 2020. GMHC and other HIV/AIDS organizations successfully persuaded the federal government to recommend widespread use of PrEP, a new daily treatment that is over 90% effective in preventing HIV infection.

Mission Statement
GMHC’s mission is to fight to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.
 
Background
In 1981, six gay men (and their friends) gathered in writer Larry Kramer’s living room to address the “gay cancer” and raise money for research.  This informal meeting provided the foundation for what would soon become Gay Men’s Health Crisis. In 1982, an answering machine in the home of volunteer Rodger McFarlane acted as the first AIDS hotline — receiving over 100 calls the first night. Today, GMHC continues to pioneer HIV prevention, care and advocacy.


 
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
Our mission is to help people live with HIV, stop the spread of the epidemic, and serve as a critical voice in the public debate surrounding AIDS in New Jersey

 

Community Partnership Program Teams
 
In 1996, GMHC launched the AIDS Walk new York Community Partnership Program. This unique initiative invites fellow AIDS, social justice, and other public health organizations to participate as AIDS Walk New York teams to raise funds for their own organizations. Through the Program, GMHC makes available the highly successful infrastructure that was originally developed by the AIDS Walk's Teams Department to organize corporate and community involvement.