‘Bailey House Blog’ Archives

Posted on 05/25/2012 at 7:52 am

HIV Prevention: A new day is dawning, but a pill is not a panacea

Last week, amid much fanfare, an FDA Advisory Committee unanimously recommended that Gilead Sciences, the maker of Truvada, a drug previously used to treat AIDS, be permitted to market it to prevent HIV infection. Findings from a handful of clinical trials, including one involving discordant couples where one person is negative and the other positive, [...]

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Posted on 05/10/2012 at 1:58 pm

Let’s Make Mother’s Day Meaningful

In the 1980s and even into the 1990s, it was hard to imagine that women living with HIV/AIDS would live long enough to see their children grow up. Dreams of getting pregnant and raising a family were dashed. Then scientists started looking into mother-to-child HIV transmission. The news was good – an HIV+ woman could [...]

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Posted on 04/18/2012 at 8:23 am

Shedding New Light on HIV Prevention

Refocusing the National Discussion on HIV/AIDS Written By Gina Quattrochi CEO, Bailey House Member of Steering Committee, “30 for 30″ Board Member, NAHC Two weeks ago President Obama issued a resolution establishing the first federal agency “Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Girls, and Gender and Health Disparities”. The Administration’s [...]

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Posted on 11/19/2011 at 8:51 am

CEO, Gina Quattrochi Talks O.W.S and failing systems…

When the System Itself is the Problem Written By Gina Quattrochi Trans women anarchists share Occupy Wall Street message. Two weeks ago, within hours of Gay City News publishing my piece “Occupy Wall Street’s Tragic Lack of Gender Analysis,” a group of trans women reached out to me. They have been an integral part of [...]

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Posted on 05/18/2010 at 2:27 pm

Remembering Rodger

  You could always tell whether someone was a “Rodger insider” by the way they spelled his first name. Anyone who forgot the “d” was clearly a wannabee. In the days of spellchek, you had to be extra careful – deletion of the “d” was a fate worse than anonymity for a Rodger fan. I [...]

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Posted on 02/11/2010 at 5:24 am

Auction Mania!

With 2 weeks left to go, Auction Mania is in full throttle.  From the posters designed by Pace Kaminisy in 300 phone kiosks throughout the City to the media buzz, things are in full swing. But what is this thing, the Bailey House Auction?  Let me describe it to you like this. Where can you [...]

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Posted on 12/24/2009 at 7:58 am

A Bailey House Carol

An aging Scrooge is a bitter man.  He received his diagnosis of HIV many years ago, but because of his wealth, he has been stably housed and taking HHART.  His vast resources and social status have helped him maintain his health. The fate of Bob Crachit and his family is much different.  Bob, his wife, [...]

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Posted on 12/01/2009 at 10:54 am

It’s World AIDS Day 2009. Do you know where your children are?

We may know where our children are but do we know what they know about AIDS? Oh sure, by now they probably know something about condoms if they live in an urban area and are lucky enough to attend a school where the HIV/AIDS curriculum is presented. But wait, even if they do let’s not [...]

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Posted on 11/17/2009 at 3:19 pm

Syringe Exchange. It really works.

“How I learned that syringe exchange really works on the mean streets of the South Bronx!” Last week, I was out with our friends from Citiwide Harm Reduction on their Friday evening syringe exchange to drug users and sex workers in the South Bronx. For those of you unfamiliar with these services, syringe exchange programs [...]

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Posted on 09/25/2009 at 1:51 pm

Healthcare Reform

Our new office at Park Avenue and 121st has been open about 3 months now and folks from the community are already coming in to see what we have to offer.  I arrived today after my first coffee of the day and “Morning Joe”. My ears were ringing from hearing the news pundits battling  over [...]

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