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GMHC Mourns the Loss of Gina Quattrochi, CEO of Bailey House

12.15.2016
   

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2016
Contact: Danielle Filson | 646-335-0443 | danielle.filson@berlinrosen.com

 

 

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

We mourn the loss of Gina Quattrochi, who was a force of nature in the fight against the epidemic, transforming the conversation about HIV/AIDS and homelessness. Her perseverance and innovation as the CEO of Bailey House has been critical in delivering housing programs and services to those living with HIV/AIDS in New York City and beyond. We will honor her legacy by ensuring that supportive housing expands, and by fighting with a renewed strength to finally and definitively end the epidemic.
 
At a time when the LGBT community feels increasingly marginalized, the FDA must make altering the policy a top priority.  Now is the time for our nation to move forward from the current one-year deferral policy, which ignores the modern science of HIV-testing and perpetuates the discrimination we have been fighting for over 35 years.  

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