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AIDS Walk New York benefits 
GMHC primarily. The event also supports dozens of other tri-state AIDS service 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. To submit your organization as a CPP team for this year's AIDS Walk New York, contact Thom Medrano at 212.807.WALK. The deadline for applications is March 2018.

 
About GMHC
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the nation's leading provider of HIV/AIDS care, prevention services, and advocacy, serving nearly 9,000 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. Most recently, 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.


 

About Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
For more than 30 years, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation has been an integral community partner to the development and implementation of public health policies and services. Hyacinth has worked to ensure that all New Jerseyans have access to anonymous and confidential testing, that those at risk for HIV have access to information and programs to protect themselves from infection, and that those living with HIV/AIDS have access to the best possible medical care and treatment.


Hyacinth AIDS Foundation provides clinic services in 7 offices in 6 metropolitan areas of New Jersey, as well as several statewide services.

Mission Statement
Hyacinth’s mission is 
to help people live with HIV, slow the spread of the epidemic, and serve as a critical voice in the public debate surrounding AIDS in New Jersey.
 
Background

Hyacinth was incorporated in 1985 in response to New Jersey’s AIDS epidemic. At the dawn of the epidemic, Hyacinth’s initial programs included a hotline, a buddy program, and support groups to help people with AIDS as they prepared to die, their caregivers as they tried to cope, and those left behind with their grief. As the disease and care and treatment case evolved, so has Hyacinth's services in the fight to end the epidemic.