In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson talks with Pete Subkoviak, Policy Associate at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) where he works on several legislative and advocacy initiatives. Subkoviak runs AFC’s online outreach and advocacy projects and also works on many HIV-prevention programs that target the African-American, LGBT and other at-risk communities. The mission of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic. Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AFC collaborates with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services. Subkoviak also chatted about Obama’s commitment to LGBT issues during his years as an Illinois Senator and recent criticism.
AFC is one of the main organizers of the 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit that is taking place at the Chicago Hilton and Towers August 14th -18th. Subkoviak shares his enthusiasm about this year’s workshops that will be offered and the array of topics that will be covered from the aging of the Stonewall generation to new HIV prevention technologies. There will also be workshops on intimate partner violence, transgender health care, biphobia, body image, club drugs, anti-smoking initiatives, sexual racism and bareback sex to Qigong, yoga and meditation.
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AIDS Foundation of Chicago:aidschicago.org
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