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Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

2235 South Neil Street

Champaign, IL 61820

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Holiday Luncheon with your friends from GCAP

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In 1985, members of the gay community founded the Gay Community AIDS Project (GCAP) in response to the pandemic that was beginning to spread into central Illinois. In the decades following our original response to the AIDS crisis, we have witnessed tremendous change. We can now receive test results in minutes rather than weeks, and what was once an unquestionably terminal illness is now managed as a chronic condition. Many of these changes are due to advances in effective medications; regimens that were once prescribed with restrictions and known toxicities have been replaced with once-daily pills. .

Advances in prevention have also transformed our prospects. PreExposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a once-daily pill that prevents the contraction of HIV, and a more nuanced understanding of transmissibility has led to the knowledge that undetectable levels of virus in the bloodstream obtained with adherence to medication means that the virus is rendered untransmittable to others (U=U). 

The Greater Community AIDS Project works to hold true to what the founders envisioned, helping to empower those living with HIV/AIDS, and providing education to our community. Your support enables us to provide emergency assistance to our clients, continue Champaign House (our temporary housing program), sustain our food pantry, and manage numerous educational and archival projects .

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Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

2235 South Neil Street

Champaign, IL 61820

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Organizer Greater Community AIDS Project of East Central IL

Organizer of GCAP Holiday Luncheon fundraiser

Since 1985 GCAP (originally the Gay Community AIDS Project) has been working tirelessly to provide support to those living with HIV. True to our mission we work to dispelling myths surrounding HIV, providing practical information about the virus, advocating for those living with HIV, and embracing biomedical breakthroughs and other methods for the treatment and prevention of HIV.


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