FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2016
Contact: Danielle Filson | 646-335-0443 | firstname.lastname@example.org
New York, NY -- GMHC released the following statement following the passing of Gina Quattrochi, the Chief Executive Officer of Bailey House, the first supportive housing agency in the country for people living with HIV/AIDS. Her work and advocacy helped establish the link between homelessness and HIV incidence. She was the former President and current board member of the National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC), and in 2014, was appointed to Governor Cuomo's Ending the Epidemic Task Force.
STATEMENT BY GMHC CEO KELSEY LOUIE
About Gay Men's Health Crisis
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the nation's leading provider of HIV and AIDS care, prevention services and advocacy, serving nearly 10,000 people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS in New York City, the epicenter of the epidemic in the U.S. 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 and 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. For more information, visit www.gmhc.org.