Where is he now? Ruben Rodriguez, June 2001 Cover“Look,” says Rodriguez, with his characteristic Brooklyn no-B.S. style, “I’ve survived more than 25 years in and out of prison, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS, lymphoma, prostate cancer, living with hepatitis C, and all that life has thrown at me. I’m a blessed man.”

Where is he now? Ruben Rodriguez, June 2001 Cover

“Look,” says Rodriguez, with his characteristic Brooklyn no-B.S. style, “I’ve survived more than 25 years in and out of prison, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS, lymphoma, prostate cancer, living with hepatitis C, and all that life has thrown at me. I’m a blessed man.”

Notes on a Flash: Creating Agile Strategies for Social ChangeThis winter, artist Avram Finkelstein and members of the Fucklaws collective out of Montreal joined Visual AIDS in Brooklyn to talk about creating a social movement and  battling HIV criminalization with visual art.
Interested in getting involved or learning more? Check out POZ’s blog coverage of the workshop.

Notes on a Flash: Creating Agile Strategies for Social Change

This winter, artist Avram Finkelstein and members of the Fucklaws collective out of Montreal joined Visual AIDS in Brooklyn to talk about creating a social movement and  battling HIV criminalization with visual art.

Interested in getting involved or learning more? Check out POZ’s blog coverage of the workshop.

'Keep the Promise on AIDS March and Rally' in Brooklyn
TOMORROW, Saturday, April 6, at 11am, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will host its “Keep the Promise on AIDS” March and Rally. The march will start from Cadman Plaza Park and will proceed across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan. 
To read more, click here.
POZ will be there covering the event! Come talk to us!!

'Keep the Promise on AIDS March and Rally' in Brooklyn

TOMORROW, Saturday, April 6, at 11am, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will host its “Keep the Promise on AIDS” March and Rally. The march will start from Cadman Plaza Park and will proceed across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan.

To read more, click here.


POZ will be there covering the event! Come talk to us!!

N.Y. High School Gives Free Condoms at Safer-Sex Assembly
Administrators at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Preparatory High School in Brooklyn, New York, planned to make condoms available to students at the prom, but when the Department of Education said that parents would all have to sign release forms, the prom condoms were nixed and instead made available during a special assembly about safe sex, DNAinfo.com reports. Condom-maker NuVo hosted the event and provided the free prophylactics. The principal of the high school said some of his students are already parents and that the school hosts a special program for pregnant teens.

N.Y. High School Gives Free Condoms at Safer-Sex Assembly

Administrators at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Preparatory High School in Brooklyn, New York, planned to make condoms available to students at the prom, but when the Department of Education said that parents would all have to sign release forms, the prom condoms were nixed and instead made available during a special assembly about safe sex, DNAinfo.com reports. Condom-maker NuVo hosted the event and provided the free prophylactics. The principal of the high school said some of his students are already parents and that the school hosts a special program for pregnant teens.

Housing Works to Reopen Brooklyn-Based Health Center
Housing Works, a New York City–based group that fights the dual epidemics of AIDS and homelessness, will reopen its East New York Community Health Center, according to a Housing Works statement. The center, which is located in Brooklyn, has been open since 1998. It recently underwent renovations in order to provide medical and mental health services to all at-risk individuals, regardless of HIV status. At full operating capacity, the center will support 2,600 new medical clients. 

Housing Works to Reopen Brooklyn-Based Health Center

Housing Works, a New York City–based group that fights the dual epidemics of AIDS and homelessness, will reopen its East New York Community Health Center, according to a Housing Works statement. The center, which is located in Brooklyn, has been open since 1998. It recently underwent renovations in order to provide medical and mental health services to all at-risk individuals, regardless of HIV status. At full operating capacity, the center will support 2,600 new medical clients.